Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Windham Eagles are a strong team despite the State Championship outcome by Matt Pascarella

The Eagles worked very hard all year and it came down to this: the State Championship against
Braxton Cassidy ensures the Red Storm player is down
Scarborough. The game took place last Saturday at Fitzpatrick Field in Portland. This was a well-earned game for the Eagles who had worked vigorously all season to get there. The crowd was pumped from well before the game started to the very end, cheering Windham on.

Windham came out with intensity, ready to take on Scarborough. A fast touchdown from the Red Storm at the start of the game did not discourage the Eagles. Scarborough was pressuring Windham early as they added another touchdown to the scoreboard. With plenty of time left, the Eagles kept their heads up.
Hunter Coffin catches a pass for Bernier

As the first half continued, Scarborough pressured Windham, scoring a couple more touchdowns. This only made fans cheer louder and players work even harder.

An intercepted pass thrown by Scarborough and caught by #89, Cameron Additon, showed the Eagles were working to turn this game around. Windham was giving it their all, but despite their efforts at the end of first half, Scarborough led 36-0.

This was not the start to the game Windham wanted, but they fought (and made it) this far and they weren’t giving up now. The Eagles worked fiercely both offensively and defensively. They had several great plays that had the potential to result in scoring opportunities, but were blocked by Scarborough. Tanner Bernier, #20, got the ball within 10 yards of Scarborough’s end zone. If Scarborough was going to win, they were going to work for it. 
Watson and Kilgallon take Siena Red Storm player

It’s tough to see the points rise on your opponent’s scoreboard, but Windham is a strong team. Despite this obstacle they did not let it get them down. Were they happy about it? No. But when that happens, you just work harder. And the Eagles did just that.

Scarborough didn’t let up though, scoring several more touchdowns in the second half. Windham fought hard and fought strong, giving it their all and leaving nothing on the field. In the end, Scarborough became Class A champs. Final score: 57-0.
Nate Watson with the catch from Bernier

“I think our guys played their hearts off, they have all year,” said Coach Matt Perkins. “Scarborough is one of the best high school football teams . . . they do a really good job; hats off to them. [They] represent Maine football very, very well.” 

He continued, “I’m just very proud of my guys, they . . . played with class all [season] . . . they did a good job . . . I’m very proud of them and the way they battled all year.”

We’ll be watching when Windham returns next year to makes us proud once again.
Congrats to the Windham Eagles football team for a great season and being Class A North Champions and State Class A Runners Up!

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