John Shaw’s Rumford High School teams of the mid-late 70s are considered some of the best to play in Maine. Shaw’s teams never had a losing season and his regular season record was 127-37. The Panthers were seeded No. 1 in Western Maine Class A five straight seasons, were Western Maine champions four consecutive years, and were state champs in 1974, ’76 and ’77. Rumford won the 1976 New England Championship.