December 07, 2011 - Senior Ethan Frick had left a lingering impression on one of his coach during the Clarkston Boys Varsity Football season.
Senior Ethan Frick, left, helps teammate junior Dylan Hancook with a tackle. Photo by Larry Wright (click for larger version)
"Ethan was a pleasure to coach," said Tony Miller, Wolves' defensive coordinator. "He is one of the reasons coaches want to coach for so long. He is a great and exceptional person."
Frick filled the positions as defensive tackle and fullback for the team and began the fall season as one of the 25 players receiving the Commitment to Excellence award for working the hardest in the off season.
"He is an outstanding person and a great player," Miller added.
Frick began playing football in seventh grade because someone told him to give it a try.
"I kept playing because I liked how close the team was and how it was a team effort," he said. "You didn't win by being a solo player - you worked as team."
He also joined wrestling and lacrosse when he was in seventh grade.
He opens his winter wrestling season on Wednesday against Goodrich.
Following his junior year and qualifying for the MHSAA Individual State Finals, he would like to finish in the top eight for All-State.
Frick would like to carry on the same success he had with the Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse team last season when they went all the way to the MHSAA Regional finals. But he would like to help the Wolves with a boost past regionals.
Frick currently has a 3.98 GPA and is in dual enrollment at Oakland University for calculus while taking AP Physics and AP Biology at Clarkston High School.
"I plan to go into engineering," he explained. "I would like to go to either Albion College or University of Michigan."
The football team ended the season with a 7-4 record and with it Frick passed on the a lesson to aspiring athletes.
"Never get too confident," he said.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.