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Letter: Mascoma Coach Has the Right Stuff

To the Editor:

I didn’t know much about the Mascoma Valley Regional High School football program except that it was in Division VI, but that changed this summer.

Coach Ray Kershaw selected my son, Eric Wilson, from Dover High School, to play in the annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl. My son was so proud to be selected, but he was even more proud to have been a part of the Kershaw experience.

For one week, Coach Kershaw ran a very disciplined, focused and intense camp. The end result was a lopsided shutout of Vermont in the 60th annual Shrine game. At the annual banquet that occurred before the game, my son said that this was a very well-run program and that the team was going to have a tremendous victory. He was correct. More important, he noted what a great job coach Kershaw and his staff did in preparing the team for the game. In seven days, Kershaw was able to bring 35 players together as a disciplined and cohesive unit. My son had nothing but high praise for the coaches before the game, and I can see why after watching the team perform.

Coach Kershaw has the right stuff, and Mascoma High fans should be proud of the growth and direction of their program. Good luck with the 2013 season!

Glenn Wilson

Dover, N.H.