Former Messalonskee football coach charged

7:17 PM, Sep 25, 2012   |    comments
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OAKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Less than one week after an incident occurred at a Messalonskee High School football practice between former head coach Wes Littlefield and an unnamed player, Littlefield is facing a charge of assault, according to Oakland Police Chief Michael Tracey.

Last week, the long time coach was put on administrative leave and last Thursday, he resigned from his post. Littlefield told us last week that it was an open handed strike to the unnamed player's face mask.

Police remain tight-lipped about what exactly happened during practice that led them to believe an assault charge was necessary.

They say more details will be known once the parties appear in court which is scheduled to be November 20th. Chief Tracey, along with other people in town, say an occurrence like this in Oakland is rare.

Meanwhile, school administrators told us that practice was closed to the public on Tuesday afternoon.

Despite all the controversy surrounding the team, the Eagles continue to dominate their schedule halfway through the regular season of high school football. Messalonskee is undefeated thus far and will now be led by former assistant coach Chapin LaBelle who has been named the head coach for the remainder of the season.


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