Stratford vs. Nekoosa
Sept. 16, 2022
First, it’s a pleasure to work with Stratford’s Athletic Director Craig Martens. His communication, hospitality, and ability to work with officials is outstanding. Second, Head Coaches Jason Tubbs and Mark Tuttle teach positive sportsmanship to their coaching staff and players. Both team’s sidelines were encouraging, great to communicate with, and kept their sidelines clean during the play. This really helps keep officials safe and able to do their job. The wing officials describe the sidelines as respectful, classy, positive, and easy to communicate with. The players did an amazing job on the field. They worked and communicated well with officials, motivated their teammates, provided the opposing team with words of praise, and helped each other off the turf. The captains and players listened well to officials and were grateful for the preventative officiating advice and answers to their questions. Also, those typically not in the spot light did an exceptional job. The chain gang was competent and listened well, the announcer positive, the clock operator spot on, fans positive, and the athletic trainers outstanding. Our crew tips it cap to the communities of Stratford and Nekoosa and the educational leadership of those schools. It takes time and effort to train our youth on the importance of education, sports, leadership, and exhibiting positive sportsmanship.
Reporting Official: Shawn Umland