Warriors ‘meet and greet’ with elementary students before big game

Post date: Nov 23, 2016 12:4:6 PM

On Friday, November 18th, a day before the Class C State Football Championship game between the teams of Wells High School and Mount Desert Island, the Warriors took time for a morning visit with students at Wells Elementary School.

“This was an amazing thing for our children, commented WES teacher and PTSA co-president Pam Lear. “Their (the students) look of awe was amazing.”

With music playing over the intercom, students, many holding signs, lined the hallways to greet and cheer the players. Both teachers and students received red Warrior towels to bring to Saturday’s game at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

As it turned out for Wells, the Warriors were victorious over MDI with a score of 44 to 0 making this the Warriors’ third state championship win.

“It was so special for the players to share their time with us,” commented Lear about Friday’s visit. “Our children loved it! Making a connection between the younger students and our older role models is so important. These kiddos will remember this”.

The Wells High School Warriors Football Team standing outside of Wells Elementary School on November 18, 2016 following a visit with the school’s teachers and student body. A day later the team would go on to win the Class C Football State Championship