10 Bulldogs gain all-league football spots
There was plenty to celebrate Thursday when the Baldwin High School football team had its banquet. But the biggest surprise and celebration was the team's 10 selections to the All-Frontier League team.
"This is the most we've ever had on the all-league team," said coach Mike Berg. "It also includes three first-team selections, which is the most ever, too."
Sophomore Micah Mason led the way as a unanimous selection at running back. Senior quarterback Tyler Inzer and senior offensive lineman Mark Gastelum were the other two first teamers.
Named to the second team were senior Adam Halford as both a linebacker and center; and sophomore Brian Lauridsen as a tight end (also honorable mention at linebacker). Honorable mention choices were: Witt Hinton, senior, defensive line; Brett Myrick, senior, defensive end; Caleb Mason, senior, fullback; Chapin Deel, senior, offensive tackle; Andrew Hannon, sophomore, wide receiver.
There were a number of other awards presented: M. Mason and Inzer, offensive backs of the year; senior Hans Broers, special teams player of the year; Hannon, top wide receiver; sophomore Kyle Flory, Iron Man award; junior Casey Cox, most improved; junior Daniel Musgrave, top defensive lineman; senior Kenton Shuck, most inspirational; senior John Bones, top defensive back; senior Adam Turk, top hitter; senior Aaron Lewis, top practice player; and Halford, top linebacker.
Berg had a list of highlights for year, but chief among them were winning records turned in by all three teams. The varsity went 5-4, the junior varsity went 4-3 and the freshmen went 6-1. That's the first time in more than a decade that has happened. He said that has him looking forward to next year.