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Bradley played in Lobster Bowl as well
RIVER VALLEY -- There is another individual who deserves recognition for having participated in the annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl classic. Taylor Bradley joined the ranks to play in football game last month between recently graduated seniors from through out the state.
Bradley was a late addition to the prestigious event and it provided him with an opportunity to complete his football career in style. He was a member of the West roster, along with Mountain Valley teammates Cam Kaubris and Christian Durland. Spencer Ross of Dirigo was on the West team also.
“All the River Valley kids showed well,” said Falcon coach Jim Aylward, who served as the head coach of the West team. “Bradley was a late addition to the team and played (slot back) offense for us.”
The game was played at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. The endeavor has become quite important and truly worthwhile because 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit the for the 22 Shrine Hospitals nationwide, including the hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The four players each enjoyed stellar careers for their respective schools. Each earned All-Conference and/or State honors based on their skills while standouts on offense and defense. Bradley, Kaubris and Durland started for Mountain Valley teams that won Class B state championships in 2008 and 2010. Ross and Dirigo won a state title in 2009.
Mountain Valley received a boost because Bradley transferred back from Skowhegan last summer. The senior had gained over 1,000 yards for the Indians. He certainly lived up to his billing and was the featured back in the Falcons' explosive offense. Bradley was a two-way standout, and had several solid games running the ball and as a defensive back. This included scoring four touchdowns in a 51-0 win over Fryeburg Academy.
Bradley gained 202 yards and scored five touchdowns in a 43-6 against Falmouth in a semifinal playoff game. Bradley gained 1149 yards rushing and had 17 touchdowns overall.
Former Falcon teammates Dean McCrillis, Derek Sicotte, Justin Staires and brothers Matt and Ryan Laubauskas each played in the Lobster Bowl. Dirigo players included Kevin O’Leary, Aaron Fenstermacher and Nick Crutchfield.