I am not a die-hard football fan. However, I am a fan of Falmouth High School football since the team was founded by dedicated parents over 10 years ago. Boy, they have come a long way. Sure, I want to see a victory. We all would love to have the Class B football title pennant grace our school gymnasium wall.
What we do have is a solid group of players who work hard and play hard. They love what they are doing and ticket holders are being entertained to the fullest. Boys and girls of all ages come to cheer their team on. It makes for a fantastic Friday night activity. The field is bustling.
We also have leadership. Under the past and present direction of John Fitzsimmons, Don and Dave Geary, Jim Kane, Zareh Derhagopian, Randy Ford, Tom Clemence, and many other dedicated volunteers, we have intelligent, thoughtful parents and volunteers representing their community with one of the great American sports. One of these days Falmouth High School will be the winning team.
As the high school football season winds down, fans start turning to basketball, ice hockey, skiing, etc., for their late fall and winter team sport. Let’s not forget this dynamo group of team players who, along with their families, put their hearts and souls into each and every game. As far as I’m concerned, this team is one of the great sports accomplishments this town has recently seen.