Scarborough senior Zach Reed, joined by his parents, Glen and Debbie, his teammates, Red Storm head coach Lance Johnson and offensive line coach Jon Bastian, signs his National Letter of Intent Thursday afternoon to attend and play football at the University of Maine in Orono. Reed, a three-year starter at offensive tackle and a pivotal part of Scarborough’s Class A title team in 2017, said he long wanted to become a Black Bear.

“Growing up, I always went to U. Maine camps and it’s always been my big dream,” said Reed, who plans to study engineering. “I really wanted to represent Maine. The coaching staff at Scarborough has been great. I couldn’t be more thankful for the coaches and my teammates.”

“Zach started three years and he didn’t miss a workout in five years,” Johnson said. “He’s a great kid, hard-working. At the college level, you need size and he’s got size and strength. We’ve been working on his footwork. If he works on his quickness and flexibility, he’ll figure it out and be fine.”