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Kaubris is a Fitzy semifinalist
RUMFORD -- Cam Kaubris has always been a focused individual, especially in athletic competition and the Mountain Valley student-athlete certainly displayed his talents on the football field throughout the fall.
The Falcon senior has been chosen as one of 13 semi-finalists for the James J. Fitzpatrick award, which is awarded to the top senior football player in the state. Scholarship and citizenship also are considered.
“During my high school career, I was lucky enough to play with the best of the best,” said Kaubris, regarding team chemistry. “Sure everyone knows of what Mountain Valley has put on the playing field the past four years in high school, yet they only have a small taste for what really goes on.”
Kaubris threw a of touchdown strike to Christian Durland and rushed for a score as Mountain Valley won 20-0 over previously unbeaten Leavitt in the Class B state championship game at Fitzpatrick Stadium.
Mountain Valley (12-0) was simply dominating in winning its fourth state crown in seven years. The Falcons defense allowed 30 points this season; while shutting out eight of 12 opponents. Kaubris, a defensive back, intercepted 11 passes and often was assigned to cover the opposing team’s top receiver. In the state game, Kaubris intercepted a pass and three plays later, Durland snared a reception and kept a foot inbounds for a 33-yard score.
Kaubris added another weapon in the Falcons attack, by throwing 10 TD passes and rushing for eight.
Kaubris was the quarterback in the Falcons won the ’08 state championship game.
“There are schools that I am currently looking at and plan to apply to,” said Kaubris. These include Bates, Bowdoin, Colby, UMF and Saint Joes.
“I have been approached by a few schools to play both football or basketball or both. I am still undecided in this area as well as what I plan to study.”
Kaubris is the third straight player from the River Valley to be considered for this prestigious award.
Former Mountain Valley standout Justin Staires was a finalist in 2008 and Nick Crutchfield of Dirigo was also a finalist last winter. In 1971, Marty Milligan of Rumford won the second-ever Fitzpatrick Trophy.
Coaches from every football team in the state nominate one player from their team and participate in the initial round. The field will be narrowed down to three finalist, later this month. The winner will be announced at the annual banquet in January.