Bates players remember teammate
Posted: October 7th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
by Randy Whitehouse
LEWISTON — With echoes of one of the most resounding Bates football victories in recent memory still pulsating around Garcelon Field, the Bobcats and their vanquished foes from Williams College gathered at midfield and knelt as one for a post-game prayer, led by Williams head coach Aaron Kelton.
As the remnants of a large Parents' Weekend crowd silently observed from the bleachers and two Bates flags waved at half staff behind him, Kelton led players and coaches from both teams in a prayer for the Bobcats' fallen teammate, Troy Pappas, and the Bobcats themselves.
"We wanted to recognize that we know that their family is hurting, so we said a prayer," Kelton said after Bates' 33-6 win.