To The Daily Sun,
The Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough football season has come to an end and what an end it was. Our boys had the opportunity of a lifetime, a chance to live, what years from now will be known as, "the glory days" and our boys did great. They may not have brought home the plaque they went to Durham to receive, however, they went to Durham. They were one of two of the best 16 teams in Division III this year and they made this community proud.
How about our community? Our community is solid. When asked, our community answered the call, after call, after call... I want to start with the working faction of the I-L/MA Football Boosters program. These parents went above and beyond to see that our boys were recognized, our boys were fed and our boys had what they needed this season.
Next, how about our business owners and managers who changed their signage this past week to celebrate and show our team and our community "WE BELIEVE." In Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor, Laconia, Gilford, "THANKS" beyond these words to all who marketed our football team with hope and pride. I bet we will be back again soon.
The local area fire and police departments who escorted our team to the big game. We thank the I-L senior class and their advisers for their role and letting our boys know that the school community was with them through the end. The school administration and high school community at large for pumping up our team.
The pep rally at school was fun and was exciting to be a part of, good form. Incredible thanks to Norm McGuigan Sue McGarry for being so gracious to host the "community" pep rally on Saturday night. This event was fun, it was safe and from what I'm told the kids will remember this event for the rest of their lives. Thank you Norm and Sue.
To the coaches who got the boys to this game, great job. Football is a long season of varying temperatures, working with boys who have a whole lot going on in their lives and (parents), need I say more. Head Coach Francis, his partner Coach Blundo and their staff, I believe did a masterful job helping our boys stay focused, have fun, understand the idea of winning (and losing) which I know will help to mold these boys' futures.
Finally, I would like to thank Ryan Kelly for his hard work and dedication not only to this team but to his school work and for helping us in the fan seats to have a fun season watching him move the ball down the field with his team. Doreen, God willing, we have more seasons ahead and I am blessed to have you with me. Bill and Randy, I look forward to joining you on the hard court, soon.