Sanford’s Pahtra Mar to Play in Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl

Mar ’22 will represent Sanford Football on the West Team on July 16

BY BRENNA KHIEV, STAFF WRITER

Sanford graduate of 2022 Pahtra Mar will be playing in the Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic on July 16 at the Don Roux Field in Lewiston. Mar was a standout outside linebacker and defensive end for the Spartans.

The annual Maine Shrine Lobster Bowl Classic is “the premier high school athletic event in the State of Maine”, according to their website. The Maine Football Coaches Association selects All Stars from more than 140 nominated football players and more than 60 cheerleaders to participate in this prestigious event.

Varsity Football Head Coach Mike Fallon said, “We are very proud to have Pahtra represent Sanford High School in this year’s Lobster Bowl.  Pahtra is a very good football player and a hard working and dedicated student-athlete.”

Mar dedicated himself over his high school career to gain strength and speed in the weight room, maintain good grades, and excel in the Electrical Wiring program at Sanford Regional Technical Center.

“I think it’s going to be a good experience to represent the school and the town while playing for something that’s pretty big,” said Mar.

The Lobster Bowl also requires each participant to fundraise a minimum of $500 for Shriner’s Children’s Hospitals. Mar’s fundraising donation link can be found here.

According to the fundraising web site, “All net proceeds from fundraising efforts goes to directly to Shriner’s Children’s ensuring the highest quality care regardless of a family’s ability to pay, noting ‘Strong Legs Run so that Weak legs May Walk.’”

“Football means a lot of things to me so it’s a hobby I’m really passionate about,” said Mar.

He plans to attend the University of Maine to pursue electrical and computer engineering.

Mar, far left (52), walking to the coin toss at the start of a game. Source: Pahtra Mar.

Joining Mar on the west football team roster includes Brayden Locke, Zac Oja, Thomas Horton, Caden McDuffle, Curtis Errington, Bailey Slocum, Bobby Hallam, Ryan Banister, Maxwell MacCallum, Quentin Riiska, David York, Micheal Ross, Hunter Hayes, Reeve Twitchell, Jack Boutaugh, Mason Booker, Chance Versey, Seth White, Cam Cornett, Andrew Goodwin, Sean Wakefield, Gabe Aucoin, Jonah Byam, Elliot Douglass, Anthony Prak, Caden Thompson, Jacob Payea, Isaac Fifield, Brandon Boyle, Nathan Isajar, Abram Maynard, Andrew Lancaster, Jatden Flaker, Ryan Thurber, Camden Phillips, Seth Beyea, Cody Ruff, Jack Emerson, Brayden Stevens, Brady Fox, Colin Allen, Logan Baird, Aren Strobel and Liam Clayton.

The east football team includes Max Clark, Drew Abelon, Caleb Seymour, Weston Cooper, Josh Miller, Tyler Hallet, Hunter Norton, Ashton Dennett, Casey Mills, Marshall Fowler, Gage Sinclair, Gavin Lepage, Teddy Hanley, Austin Seavy, Anthony Smith, Jesse Drury, Chris Gage, Calob Solom, Kyle Long, Nathan Grard, Cameron Littlefield, Jackson Theriault, Donovan Jackson, Jackson Sutherland, Bryce Bussell, Andre Lozano, Levi Ward, Brayden Perkins, Brady Doucette, Haisen Foster, Sam Valleau, Ryan McAtee, Jacob Carroll, Chester Turner, Joe Robertson, Isaiah Qufiero, Trevor Danforth, John Hatcher, Marcus Hampton, Elliot Shearer, Alex Jacobs, Liam Von Oesen, Will Leadbetter, Nick Garrison, Satate Chork and Evan Brouget.

Mar’s official senior football photo. Source: Pahtra Mar, via Studio by the Pond.

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