Mike Rutherford, the new baseball coach at Westbrook High School, reflected on winning the James J. Fitzpatrick Trophy twenty-five years ago in yesterday's Portland Press Herald. Rutherford called the Fitzpatrick Trophy, the award given to the state's top senior football player, the ultimate accomplishment for a high school athlete in Maine. Here at the Riverbank Republic, we have a certain bias for the Steven Labrecque Memorial Award, but, hey, Coach Rutherford's entitled to his opinion.
On a lighter note, I could crack a joke about how it may be at least twenty-five years until one of Coach Rutherford's Blue Blazes wins the premier football award, but I've already made one unfair joke about Westbrook's football program this week. I figure one joke per week is a healthy quota.
Anyway, you can read the article here.
- John C.L. Morgan
P.S. In the interest of disclosure, the Steven Labrecque Memorial Award is a soccer sportsmanship award named in honor of my late father. Hence, the "L" in my relatively bizarre name.