ALBUQUERQUE — The New Mexico Activities Association is proud to announce that the Melrose football team and Head Coach Dickie Roybal have been recognized as the Compete with Class award recipient for the month of November.
Following the 8-Man Football Championship game, coach Roybal congratulated both teams for a great season and then presented Logan senior Trey Daniels with the game ball. Daniels suffered a season ending injury during their semifinal game against Gateway Christian. Coach Roybal talked about what an outstanding player Daniels was and gave him the game ball on behalf of the Melrose football team and athletic department.
Sportsmanship is defined by the NMAA as the act of treating others in a respectful manner, taking personal accountability for ones actions, and responding with integrity while engaged in competition. The NMAA would like to thank and recognize Coach Roybal and his team for setting a great example for the state of New Mexico.
Their act of sportsmanship exemplifies the true ideals of the Compete with Class Sportsmanship Initiative – respect, integrity, and responsibility. More information regarding the “Compete with Class” sportsmanship initiative can be found on the NMAA website at www.nmact.org.
Note that the NMAA will announce a monthly honoree throughout the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year. Questions regarding this announcement can be directed to NMAA Associate Director Dusty Young at 505.977.5385.