BUCKSPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- At the start of week 5 of the high school football season, 3 teams were on top in Eastern Maine Class 'C' with a 4-0 record. But Foxcroft Academy fell to Orono, while Bapst lost fo Bucksport. Now the Golden Bucks stand alone on top of their conference, led by the team's seniors. They say this season has been a culmination of their efforts for the past 3 years.
Many of the seniors credit their long-standing friendships with each other for the Golden Bucks' team chemistry. "We're a really close team," says senior Shawn Smith, "I think it benefits us because we can rely on each other."
Joel Sankey has taught this squad in school, as well as coaching them for the past three years. He says he's seen his players mature over time. "This group has grown up a lot," he says, "They've really come together."