There are few football teams that have faced the kind of adversity that Blue Hill has this season.
Off the field, there was the tragic bus crash last month that claimed the lives of four individuals, injured five others and affected many more in the community.
On the field, the Bobcats have suffered a number of injuries that have forced even younger players to step up and perform for an already young team. Rarely are high school students asked to grow up so quickly, but these Bobcats have answered the call.
Sitting at 6-1 and ranked No. 6 in Class C-2 in last week's Associated Press poll, Blue Hill has exceeded many expectations.
According to Blue Hill head coach Scott Porter, the key has been the attitude of the players.
"It all comes down to the boys themselves," Porter said. "From the get-go, they've been a pretty tight knit group of guys. They just believe in themselves that no matter what the situation is in the game, that if they stick together they can have a chance to win."