We believe there’s something more important than just winning or losing a tournament. We believe that the team, school, and fans who support their athletes with dignity and class are the true champions. That’s why we’ve proudly sponsored the WIAA/Rural Mutual Insurance Sportsmanship Award for 56 years.
We would like to congratulate the Reedsville Panthers on being this year’s recipient of the Football Sportsmanship award.
When talking with Head Coach, Aaron Fredrick, we asked him what this award meant to him as a coach, the team and community along with how they teach their athletes about sportsmanship.
Coach Fredrick just completed his 13th season as head coach and 17th season overall. His favorite part of coaching is the bonds you make. It’s the toughest sport there is to play, and there are so many pieces to the puzzle that you have to make fit.
He also went on to comment that – “Win or lose when you see the looks in the kids eyes knowing that they gave everything they had it excites me to know that they will never regret all the hard work and effort it takes to play football” said Fredrick
Congratulations again on a great season and winning the WIAA/Rural Mutual Sportsmanship award. This is a great achievement for the Reedsville community.