Tyler Bridge selected Student-Athlete of the Month at WHS

Post date: Dec 03, 2018 6:27:7 PM

On November 15, Wells High School senior Tyler Bridge was honored as “Student-Athlete of the Month” for September of 2018. He received this distinction for a combination of his academics and sportsmanship as a running back and cornerback with the WHS Warriors Football team, winners of the 2018 Class D State Championship.

“It feels pretty good,” said Bridge about receiving the award. When asked why he thought that he had been picked for September he modestly added that “That’s the beginning of the season and we got off to a really good start for football”. On November 17 in Orono, the Warriors won the state title against Foxcroft Academy 55-20. In that game, Bridge scored a game-changing five touchdowns and tossed for another TD.

“Tyler is the best football player in the state of Maine,” commented Warriors Head Coach Tim Roche. “He set school records for rushing 2390 yards and 45 touchdowns. He was an outstanding defensive player with four interceptions. On top of all that he is 5th in his class and a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Interact.” Roche summed up Bridge as an “All around great kid.”

Presenting Bridge with the Student-Athlete of the Month plaque was WOSD Director of Athletics 6-12 Pierce Cole, Pam Moody-Maxon, and John C. Kreie.

The Student-Athlete of the Month program is sponsored by the Cole Harrison Insurance Agency and Moody Maxon Real Estate. John Kreie represents Cole Harrison in co-presenting the Student-Athlete of the Month Award at the school.

“Tyler was the leading force behind yet another State Championship Football team,” commented Kreie. “His numbers this year are mind-boggling…” Kreie added, “He’s an unbelievable athlete, a super humble kid who is also top five in his class and will certainly make some college football coach happy…”

According to the Journal Tribune of November 23, 2018, Bridge is now in the running with another to receive the Fitzpatrick Trophy for 2018.

(left to right) Pierce Cole, Tyler Bridge, Pam Moody-Maxon, and John C. Kreie