PITTSFIELD – It took a while, but MCI football has hit its stride at the most important part of the season.
“It’s definitely been a change in attitude. A little bit of a sense of urgency. We’re willing more to put the focus in and quit the goofing around at practices,” tight end David Young said.
The Huskies found their identity at the perfect time as they have trail blazed through the Class C playoffs beating the top three seeds en route to Friday night’s state title game against Cape Elizabeth.
“The chip on our shoulder has definitely been to prove people wrong. Show that MCI football is not only Class D that we can compete up here too and I guess that is going to continue,” running back Adam Bertrand said.
Bertrand is a member of a senior class that is going to its fourth straight state title game, including last year’s last second win over Lisbon.
Despite all that he says this year, win or lose to Cape Elizabeth, stands above the rest.
“I mean all playoffs is fun all state championships is fun but I mean being a senior and you know this is my last year it’s different than last year definitely. Don’t get me wrong last year was amazing but it’s just a new feel this year,” Bertrand said.
And for head coach Tom Bertrand, Friday night’s game goes beyond the potential thrill of victory or agony of defeat.
It’s the last time he’ll coach his son in maroon and white.
“Not everybody gets the chance to do that he’s been pretty fortunate to play in four state games and selfishly I was hoping he’d get a chance to do that his senior year too so I’m proud of him,” Tom Bertrand said.