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Norway has gained reputation for top punters

December 21, 2012
By BURT ANGELI - Sports Writer , The Daily News

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Isaac Bray continued a Norway High School football tradition this season.

Once associated with turning out great coaches, Norway seems to be the school renowned for outstanding booters.

Norway's Isaac Bray, the fourth Knight to earn All-U.P. punting honors since 2002, averaged 38 yards per kick this past season.

"Isaac worked hard in and out of season on his punting skills," Knights head coach Bob Madigan said. "Punting is a crucial part of any football game and every game

we were competitive in this year relied heavily on our punting team."

Punting more than any other punter in the U.P. this season, Bray also had a 75-yard punt against Westwood.

"It was the longest I have ever seen in high school football and one of the longest on record in the state," Madigan noted.

Bray was also voted MVP of the football team this year by his teammates and received honorable mention in the Mid-Peninsula Conference at quarterback.

Brady Grayvold (2009), Joe Pontbriand (205) and Chad Beauchamp (2003, 2002) also achieved All-U.P. punter laurels. And the Knights also claimed an All-U.P. kicker in Mike Zahn.

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