Stratford football receives sportsmanship award
For the Hub City Times
STEVENS POINT – The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, in cooperation with Rural Mutual Insurance Company, has selected the team Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2018 fall state tournaments.
The recipients of the sportsmanship awards are River Ridge in girls volleyball, Stratford in football, McFarland in boys soccer, Brookfield East in boys volleyball and Homestead in girls team tennis.
The Stratford Tigers earned the honor for the second time with both coming in football. They also received recognition following the 2006 football finals.
The Stratford contingent displayed outstanding sportsmanship, enthusiasm, and community support in a 20-17 loss to St. Mary’s Springs in the Division 5 title game. It was the Tigers’ eighth appearance in the State football championship game.
Schools receiving honorable mention were Black Hawk, Iola-Scandinavia, St. Croix Central and West De Pere.
Award winners receive a trophy and banner in recognition of the honor. Schools receiving honorable mention are acknowledged with a certificate of recognition. The selection process includes contributions and evaluations from contest officials, tournament management, police and security personnel, crowd control and ushers, WIAA staff members, and area hotels and restaurants on occasion.