Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Some Staff Milestones

The Wilson football program, and a few staff members, have hit (or are approaching) some milestones.

Up first, at the end of the 2018 season, assistant coach Jake Peterson earned Wilson win #100 during the Bulldogs playoff victory against Red Lion.

This past Friday night, both Head Coach Doug Dahms and assistant coach Ernie Wolber earned significant victories: it was Doug's 150th as Head Coach and Ernie's 200th as an assistant at Wilson. The win at Penn Manor was also Wilson's 5th of 2019, ensuring yet another non-losing season for the Bulldogs; that would continue "The Streak" of 56 seasons. (Wilson's last season with a winning percentage below .500 was 1963).

Dahms' milestone is significant in that it puts him just one win shy of the legendary John Gurski at Wilson, who retired following the 1982 season with 151 victories. Doug will match and break Gurski's record in the coming weeks. Coach Dahms tied Gerry Slemmer's 129 head coaching wins after the 2016 District 3 6A Championship victory against Cumberland Valley & moved into sole possession of 2nd place in program history with a 28-21 win at Spring-Ford on September 8th, 2017.

The commemorative football presented to Coach Wolber on Friday, September 20th, 2019, for his 200th Wilson coaching victory. Commissioned by Joe Mays and created by Jayme Dragani, "The Ball Girl".

Joe Mays presents Wilson assistant coach Ernie Wolber with a commemorative football to celebrate his 200th victory on the football staff. He's been a Bulldogs coach since the 2000 season and has compiled a record of 200-39 through September 20th, 2019. [Image via Justin Raffauf; Millersville, PA]

Friday, September 6, 2019

Spring-Ford School Sporting Events Bag Policy

Important info. for tonight's game at Spring-Ford, as forwarded to me by Wilson AD Drew Kaufmann...

"Message from the Spring-Ford School Police: Bags at Sporting Events 
The safety and security of our students, staffs, and visitors during a school sponsored event is paramount.
Moving forward, no backpacks or large purses/bags will be allowed into Coach McNelly Stadium, Rams Baseball Stadium, or sporting events inside the school districts building. There will be an area located outside of the venue if people choose to leave their bags there. Please note, Spring-Ford School Police and Security will not monitor this area. The best practice is to leave your bags at home, in your lockers, or in your vehicles.
Diaper bags or bags needed for medical reasons are allowed but are subject to search by Security prior to entry.
You will not be allowed into the event without being vetting by Security. Persons who do not cooperate with this directive, will be asked to leave the property. Small purses and/or persons on campus are subject to search while on district property.
Note: this directive does not apply to Spring-Ford Area School District athletes, coaches, trainers, band personnel, facilities personnel or tech/communications personnel, participating in the actual event.
Special events need to coordinate with the School Police Department/Security prior to the event if backpacks and bags are a necessary component of that special event with 48 hours’ notice.
Thank you for your future cooperation in keeping our school district safe."