Living on the Edge: Madawaska makes final push for the playoffs
Life on the edge can be stressful and that's exactly where the Madawaska boys are: the edge. They're ranked 15th in Class C, but the Owls are confident they can overcome the obstacle and make a run at getting to Bangor.
"Any one of those games could be potential make or break for us in regards to getting into the playoffs," Head Coach Peter Clavette said.
The Owls had some new players join the squad and sophomore Robbie Lausier says the team has gotten closer as the season went on.
"We had a few new players that just came to school this year," Sophomore Robbie Lausier said. "They're helping out a lot and we're really maturing as a team."
Coach Clavette is trying to stoke the fire for the Owls in their final stand of the season.
"One of the big things that I've been talking to guys about is intensity and focus," Clavette said. "I really think we need to avoid turning the ball over and I think we really really need to be intense when it comes to defense the shots may not always fall on the offensive side but one thing you can control is how hard you play defense."
Life on the edge can be stressful, but Coach Clavette wants to ensure that the team is balancing the intensity with having a good time on the court.
"Just having the guys kind of relax and enjoying the time that they're out there," Clavette said. "It doesn't last for long for most kids and to enjoy it, have a good time is really key to being successful."