Front Row (L-R): Waylon Lingeman (Central Montcalm), Joey Morrow (Central Montcalm), Carter Gawne (Reed City), Mikey Stout (Tri-County), Logan Langworthy (Reed City), Jaeson Aldrich (Chippewa Hills), Chase Dewey (Tri-County), Noah Brandt (Big Rapids), Dylan Bazzett (Newaygo) Second Row (L-R): David Miller, Kyle Crusan (Reed City), Chase Geers (Grant), Trent Behrenwald (Tri-County), Noah Morgan (Reed City), Blake Nelson (Tri-County), Austin Humphrey (Chippewa Hills), Stuart Gould (Tri-County), Logan Hallman (Tri-County), Zander Prince (Big Rapids), Gage Saathoff (Chippewa Hills), Brock Pelong (Chippewa Hills) Third Row (L-R): Caleb Hetrick (Reed City), Xavier Allen (Reed City), Emmett Lingeman (Central Montcalm), Garret Foster (Big Rapids), David Sheehan (Tri-County), Carter Jeffrey (Central Montcalm), Riley Vennix (Big Rapids), Will Strickler (Big Rapids), Seth Jackson (Reed City), Ian Bolden (Tri-County), Isaac Johnson (Central Montcalm), John Ondrus (Reed City), Back Row (L-R): Max Hammond (Reed City), Jace Heck (Big Rapids), Remy Wells (Newaygo), Brayden Hunt (Chippewa Hills), Zach Barnhart (Grant), Josiah Long (Newaygo), Tyler Geer (Chippewa Hills), Owen Behrenwald (Tri-County), Ayden Hewer (Big Rapids), Grant Harkness (Newaygo), Cotter Scholtens (Grant) Photo Credit: Brittlynn Rose Photography
CSAA Gold All Conference
Newaygo and Grant didn’t factor much in the conference race and neither qualified for the playoffs this season but they still put some quality talent on the field and 7 of those players were selected to the All Conference squad.
For the Lions Gant Harkness and Remy Wells were a familiar combination for the passing game while Josiah Long also pulled in passes while being Mr. Automatic when it came to booting a PAT following a Newaygo TD. Dylan Bazzette also caught a lot of passes including those thrown by the opposition as his linebacker skills helped put an end to many drives.
Honorable Mention Isaiah Lopex proved to be a hard hitting player out of the secondary.
We asked Grant Head Coach Jason Hill to give us a few words about his All Conference Tigers.
Zach Barnhart- “Dynamic athlete that regardless of the situation gave it his all every drill, every rep, every snap.”
Chase Geers- “Aggressive, plays the game like he truly loves the game. Always has a positive attitude no matter what was thrown at him.”
Cotter Scholten-”Freak of an athlete, virtually can do everything on a football field. Defensively led the team in tackles and sacks. Once he figures that out his future is very bright.”
Honorable Mention: Hunter Crosby-”Has the potential to be one of the best linebackers in the area. Understands the game, a kid that puts the extra work in, and I foresee a stellar senior year.”