MHS SPORTS: WINNING SEASON!

MHS plays conference championship at Marathon Community Park on Friday

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Marathon High School Football Team

Marathon High School Quarterback Jackson McDonald scrambles on the play. REBECCA BOUCHER/Contributed

On Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m., the Marathon High School football team will take the field at Marathon Community Park to play for the conference championship against Ransom Everglades School. The Dolphins played the Raiders on Oct. 27 and beat them soundly 40-12.

MHS Athletic Director Teresa Konrath said the school and team are working closely with school district officials to make this happen.

“This is going to be a great night. It’s a chance for the town and school to come out and celebrate,” she said.

MHS is enjoying a winning season, with a record standing at 5-2.

At the game, the school’s seniors will be celebrated. Seniors are encouraged to wear their class shirts and be acknowledged during the game. Admission is free for seniors.

The concession stand will be open and the crowd is encouraged to bring lawn chairs, as bleacher seating will be limited.

The field will only have one goal post. The teams will reverse direction as the situation demands.

Marathon High School’s football field was destroyed by Hurricane Irma, with about three inches of sludge under its top level of grass, and must be completely rebuilt. The school plans to start readying the field for the spring season’s baseball and softball games. Homecoming has been postponed until 2018 and it will coincide with the basketball season.

— Weekly staff report

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