The Maddog Football teams held their annual Awards day on November 19 in the Valley Manor Gym. President Janine Hayward started with the Peewee tackle awards and spoke about some of the highlights for the Maddog year. This was the twelfth year for the Maddogs since its inception and Hayward was proud of where the organization has come. “This is a great organization because of the wonderful volunteers,” commented Hayward. One of the highlights was the continued use of the new clubhouse for the fifth year that made things run more smoothly. Special mention was also made to Dom Glasser (Glasser and Sons) and Ernie Biggs (Shaughnessy Electric) for their hard work on our new spotter’s booth. This made more storage for field equipment and made home games easy to set up. The clock is directly connected to the booth so scorekeeping was so much easier.
The head coaches, James Mueller and Grant Currie and their coaching staff, had each of the players come up before the main awards to highlight some of their great achievements throughout the season. Both teams showed so much improvement through the season. Both coaches commented on the dedication the players had to practices and games and that was the reason for their success and improvement. Each Peewee player received a Photo collage and each Bantam player was awarded a Maddog Yearbook. Thanks to Pam Bernes for all her help with the yearbooks this year.
The Maddogs hosted three home games for the Bantam tackle team and four for the Peewee team. This would not have been possible without all of the help from the parents. The Homecoming was also successful again this year. A big highlight of the Homecoming was the appearances of both C95 and Rock 102 at the event. They brought with them the Money Machine to entertain the crowd. It was very entertaining watching Roughrider Alumni Scott Schultz and Wes Cates help the flag kids play between tackle games. “Our Numbers were strong in our flag program which will help with our future Peewee numbers,” commented Janine Hayward, Maddog President. Special mention also goes out to Dave Dumont for his hard work with the flag program. The flag teams were also fortunate to have the Bantam players help them run through drills this year to start their season off. They were great role models.
This year offensive coordinator for the MHS Royals, Reid Lambden came to speak to the graduating Bantams. He praised the Maddog program for getting the players ready for the next level. “Programs like the Maddogs are key to our high school program,” commented Lambden. “If the players are well prepared and work hard they can play a significant role with the Royals.”
“I would like to take this time to thank our hard working executive who work year round to keep this club running,” commented Hayward. “The coaches and managers also put in endless hours and their efforts are appreciated.” Special mention went to the two managers, Olivia Schachtel and Jen Peterson for all their work organizing their teams as managers. The Maddogs would also like to thank everyone who supported their football raffle once again. This year the money went towards more equipment, clubhouse upgrades, and the new spotter’s booth for midfield. Thanks for your support.
Thanks so much to all the businesses that support the Maddog program. Special thanks to the Martensville Messenger, Shaughnessy Electric, Glasser and Sons, Brigadier Security, Geoscape Landscaping, True Blue Glass, Brandt Construction and United Rentals. Keep an eye out for the Spring Six A Side Tackle Program in March and the Flag spring registration in January. The Maddogs are also hosting a dry land training program throughout the winter at the MAP starting in January. Please go to the Maddog website for more information and watch for the ad in the Messenger. Go Maddogs!!!