High school football

Panthers again tackle top sportsmanship awards

By Staff | Nov 21, 2019

While play on the field for the Medomak Valley football team has continued to improve each year since it became an official varsity program in 2015, the sportsmanship throughout the program from season to season has been second to none.

With what has become an annual occurrence, the Panthers prowled to not just one — but two — sportsmanship awards for their efforts on the gridiron in 2019.

Medomak Valley athletic director Matt Lash announced the Panthers are the recipients of this year’s Maine Principals’ Association Class C North Sportsmanship Award, and the Erwin Clement Sportsmanship Award, given by the Augusta Chapter of Football Officials.

Since 2015, the Panthers won single sportsmanship awards in 2015 and 2018 and multiple awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019.

Team members will receive the MPA award at halftime of the state Class C championship game on Friday, Nov. 22 between Maine Central Institute of Pittsfield and Leavitt of Turner at the University of Maine in Orono.

The Panthers finished 3-5 in the regular season and fell to top-ranked Winslow 42-6 in the Class C North quarterfinals.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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