Portland High School last week announced six new inductees for its Football Hall of Fame. The list includes Joe Ferrante, John H. Flavin, Donald Gillies, Kevin Martin, Rocco Navarro and Joe Pompeo. Ferrante played for the Bulldogs from 1956-59 and went on to play at the University of Maryland. Flavin, Class of 1918, still holds the records for most points in a game (35) and most extra points in a game (10). He went on to play at Georgetown (and had the longest punt in collegiate history) and also in the nascent NFL. Gillies was a quarterback and defensive back in 1994, 1995 and 1996 and was a Fitzpatrick Trophy nominee who went on to play at WPI. Martin was the co-captain of the 1973 team and was an All-State back. Martin is also a longtime official and teacher in the Portland Public School system. Navarro played for Portland from 1998-2000 and held most of the program’s kicking records until recently. Navarro played at Bryant College and at the University of Maine. Pompeo played for the Bulldogs from 1981-83, was a running back on the 1982 Class A state champion and was an All-State selection in 1983. He played collegiately at Plymouth State College. The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m., at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland. FMI, 329-5224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maine Running Hall of Famer Brian “Ziggy” Gillespie is conducting a Fall Strength running program for all levels of ability Wednesday’s Oct. 14 through Nov. 4. FMI, email@example.com.