BANGOR – The past two years have been challenging for Bangor football.
Zero wins since 2015 for a once dominant program that has since fallen to the cellar of Class A North.
But with adversity comes comradery.
“After all we’ve been through there’s been a lot of support from the community and from everybody in the school. It’s been a great experience, I’ve learned a lot,” senior Luke Tuell said.
Tuell and the rest of the team still have something to play for.
With a win Friday night against a winless Portland squad, Bangor would qualify for the playoffs.
“Its a longer chance to play football and a lot of guys don’t make it and they can’t say that they got to play longer and its just a great feeling,” Tuell said.
The Rams feel they have practiced well and are prepared for Friday night.
But, when the lights turn on at Cameron Stadium, the team knows a new level of pressure will be present.
“It’s almost like I got pterodactyls in my stomach you know it’s like butterflies but it’s just amped up its on steroids it feels great. It’s being nervous you know I’m not afraid but nervous and it’s just a great feeling,” Tuell said.
Win or lose against Portland, the Rams have no regrets about the way their careers have unfolded.
“I loved it, wouldn’t want to play anywhere else,” senior Nick Canarr said.
“I’d do it all over again if I could,” Tuell said.