Waterville hopes to finally beat Gardiner
Posted: September 14th, 2012 by Tom Nolette
BY TRAVIS LAZARCZYK
It started in 2005, the year both Gardiner and Waterville joined the Pine Tree Conference Class B division. Gardiner took a 27-25 win over Waterville that season, and each season since, the Tigers have defeated the Purple Panthers.
Counting a pair of playoff games, including last season, Gardiner has nine straight wins over Waterville. Both teams are undefeated heading into Saturday's game at Drummond Field.
"This is certainly our biggest challenge of the year, to date. They're the program we want to be like. We want to be a football school," Waterville head coach Frank Knight said. "There's no secret they've had a winning streak against us since we both moved to (Class) B. It's a big task for us to overcome that mental hurdle."