BOOTHBAY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- While eight high school football teams in classes A, B, C and D prepare to battle for a gold ball this weekend, one program is already celebrating. Boothbay beat Maranacook 20-14 last Friday to become class E champions.

Class E was created to keep small, or struggling programs in the game. Being recognized is nice, but Boothbay players say helping to keep football alive in their area the true reward.