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New Signs Honoring Football Team

Photo Credit: Michael Trow
Photo Credit: Michael Trow
New "Welcome to Mansfield" signs will be posted in time honoring the 2013 undefeated Mansfield Hornets Football team. The sign reads: "Welcome to Mansfield, 

Football parents Michael Trowbridge and Ann Marie Hershman came up with the idea to honor the kids' superbowl win and brought it to the Board of Selectmen, who approved the measure. 

Likely spots for the signs will be on both ends of Route 106, on Central Street coming from Foxboro and on Route 140 coming from Norton, said Trowbridge, who emphasized that he was not doing this as a member of the School Committee but as a team parent. 

The new sign was presented as a surprise to the football team at their football banquet Thursday morning.
Dirk Diggler December 16, 2013 at 06:39 AM
They should put up a sign for the track team too, who have won multiple state championships over the last several years
Tina Mqs December 16, 2013 at 06:52 AM
There aren't any? Wow, ok, that doesn't seem right. I wonder why? Not as important? Of course it is, but if there's no track signs, that's strange.
Fed Up December 16, 2013 at 07:24 AM
I agree. I do check the selectmans meeting on a weekly basis. I don't recall seeing any track parents bringing that request to the Selectman.
HJ December 16, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Well the sign should be all-inclusive and the track team should be recognized. The selectmen should've added it to the sign before approving.
Tina Mqs December 16, 2013 at 08:31 AM
Well, as Fed Up suggests, maybe it has to be requested by the group first? I have no idea.
HJ December 16, 2013 at 08:39 AM
The selectmen could've put a rider on the request for a sign or just not approve it. I'd be furious if i was on MHS track and these football players got a sign and my team didn't.
Fed Up December 16, 2013 at 08:51 AM
I think you should go right down to the selectmans meeting HJ and get that straightened out. Nah, that would take work and initiative. You would rather just complain and not be part of the solution. Things don't get done, just because you write about them. You need to act upon things.
HJ December 16, 2013 at 09:01 AM
The selectman didn't need my input to make that decision. And I do watch all meetings on tape. Sorry I volunteered on that particular day for my kids school so I couldn't make it.
BH December 16, 2013 at 10:02 PM
I ran track and Xc in high school, we won multiple state championships too (not in mansfield). You don't really have the sense of community that you do in football. Although its a great accomplishment, I always felt track and Xc were almost cult-like sports where respect was gained between rival towns and leagues, not the general public. Can anybody here tell me what a good time for the 110 hurdles are? Or high jump? It's a very closed off sport.
Dirk Diggler December 17, 2013 at 07:42 AM
15 seconds is a good time for the hurdles. Track is actually very big at Mansfield high and they have an incredibly high amount of participants compared to other towns. More athletic scholarships are given out in track than any other sport at the high school. I think its probably still up to the team or the parents to organize and propose their own sign though.

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