Windham High School senior Ethan Petty has been selected to play in the 2014 Lobster Bowl at Biddeford High School. The game is this Saturday, July 19th, at 6 p.m. The Lobster Bowl is put on by the Shriners, and all proceeds from the game will go to Shriners Hospitals.
Petty was selected to play alongside other standout seniors from across the State of Maine, and will play linebacker and some special teams for the West side. In his senior season at Windham, Petty was all conference at the guard position, and honorable mention for linebacker as well.
"He's not your typical Class A lineman or linebacker in terms of his size, but he is all heart and makes phenomenal plays for our football team," said his coach, Matt Perkins. "We only started two seniors this year and by the end of the year he was the only senior on the defensive side as well as the offense, so we asked an awful lot of him this season, and he for sure responded," Perkins added.
Petty led Windham in tackles and was among the top ten in tackles in the conference. The Eagles and Coach Perkins will miss Petty's leadership next year and what he brought to the team. "He's just a top-shelf guy, is loved by his teammates, is a tremendous leader, and he left his mark on our football program. I wish him best of luck in his future," said Perkins.
"It’s an honor to be selected as the only player from Windham. This is a great opportunity to be able to play with the best of the best, and even better, it’s for a great cause. It’s a special experience that few get to be a part of and I look forward to representing Windham one last time," said Petty.
PIC 1: Petty dropping back into coverage on defense.