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Sportsmanship Plus - Football

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Sportsmanship Plus - Football

Medford @ Merrill
Oct. 18, 2019

The officiating crew experienced outstanding sportsmanship by the Medford coaches, players, and fans. Coach Ted Wilson and his coaching staff did an exceptional job of managing and coaching their sidelines. The linesman commented how the coaches were always positively coaching, requesting for perfection even when plays ended on a positive note. Questions by Coach Wilson and his staff were done in a respectful manner, and the answers received were accepted in the same way. The coaching box was well respected, and the linesman and his chain gang were allowed to timely and consistently manage play. Along with the team of coaches, the crew would like to thank the ball boy Itsey for the fine job in helping the officials keep the game running smoothly. The officiating crew can do their job in a more competent manner when coaches are respectful with officials and each other. How Coach Wilson positively role models his behavior impacts his side of the field. His positive energy was accepted and exhibited by his team of coaches, statisticians, players, and fans. The players communicated well with officials on the field, showed a great sense of humor, restrained from using questionable language, and were respectful of the opposing team as they extended hands to help each other of the turf and padded them on the back for a job well done. The fans were loud and proudly cheered in an encouraging manner. It is clear the school district and their coaches take pride in how their community is viewed by others and the importance of demonstrating the proper competitive spirit.

Reporting Official:  Shawn Umland

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