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Golden Eagles have made playoffs; too bad facilities aren't better

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To The Daily Sun,

In Friday's edition you ran the story on the sports pages as to high school teams in the playoffs. While the Sachems may not be appearing this year in the high school football playoffs of Division II, the Gilford Golden Eagles gridiron athletes have secured a Division III second seed in the playoff tournament and are expected to host Stevens of the Claremont region in the first round of those playoffs at home this Saturday. Too bad Gilford is so impoverished and over burdened with taxes that they cannot seem to find the money to furnish this team on their way to a third championship tournament, or a decent venue to play their home championship tournament games on.

Some of the town's sports fans, athlete's parents and family friends would like to be able to see some of these games from an appropriate seating/viewing arrangement instead of trying to peer through the rest of the team standing on the sidelines. The town has sponsored a field and field house site/building committee and fund. Contributions by any who care are appreciated.

Best of luck and congratulations to these fine young people who have been working so hard since the hot late summer season to have earned yet another spot in the NHIAA tournament in the few short years Gilford High has fielded a football team. We thank the fine dedicated coaching staff and mothers who do the laundry. Go Eagles!

Tim Sullivan