Source: Sherman Publications

Athletes of The Week
One more accolade

by Wendi Reardon

December 18, 2013

Before the year ends, we would like to honor the Clarkston Varsity Football team one more time.

Not just for winning their first MHSAA Division 1 State Championship but an overall successful season.

They opened with a loss against Rochester Adams, 12-7, and what it did was ignite a spark in all of the players.

The spark grew as they continued to improve during every practice and learned lessons against each opponent they faced on Friday nights. It was exciting to watch.

We say goodbye to the seniors: Caine Watlington, Tim Cason, Quinn Montgomery, Don Monson, Cordale Cox, Griffin Barta, Shane Hynes, Nick Matich, Shane Holler, David Beedle, Gavin Butler, Jason McCowan, Michael Yates, George Haight, Jacob Armstrong, Alex Peck, Blake Rehahn, Blake Townson, Ian Eriksen, Jacob Gozdor, Reid Kaminski, Andrew Murray, Taylor Winiger, Eric Dumas, Alex Salim and Ryan Feeley.

Returning are juniors: Matt Boczar, DJ Zezula, Centrus Williams, Jr., Chris Trimmer, Ross Manssur, Alexie Gruenberg, DJ Rogers, Sean Christie, Adam Matich, Lance Linton, Jack Selke, Jordan Oliverio, Austin Egler, Bryce Witherspoon, Trevor Laing, Merrick Canada, Denny Petersen, Andy Hutton, Mick Packard, Liam Bee, Alex Snyder, Jack McKillop, Dalton Malloy, Will Scarlett, Josh Pierce, Nick Smith, Kas Waitkus, Payton Lannon, Tristen Lewis, Cal Sielaff, Brandon Douglas, Cole Chewins, Jay Wright, Mitch Helsel, Joe Popp and Ryan Schaudt;

Sophomores: Sam Bullen, Anthony Reiner, Brandon Adams, Brendan Stokes, Jacob Fisher, Nolan Eriksen, Jonah Kopenen, Alex Kessman, Mitchell Heaton, Hayden Schoenherr, Jack Muhleck, Carter Linton, Nathan Troutvine, James Stottlemyer, Tommy Gosley; freshmen: Nick Stalworth and Carter Gale.

We look forward to what you have planned for August!