RSU 56 has decided to disband the varsity football team for the remainder of the 2019 season. This decision came after the athletic director, superintendent of schools and board chair heard from the football coaches that the current roster poses safety risks for our students. Dirigo High School began the football season with a limited roster and has experienced injuries that have further depleted that roster. The football coaches are confident that the current roster could safely play a JV schedule for the remainder of the school year. Superintendent Doyen noted, “Safety is our first priority.” Provided that there is sufficient student interest at Dirigo High School, Jess McGreevey, Athletic Director, will petition the MPA for a waiver so that Dirigo High School might move to an 8-man team for the 2020 football season.
UPDATE AS OF 9/13/19 -