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North Central takes top individual awards in Upper Peninsula Eight-Player Football

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Southern Jaguars(Josh Auzenne | WAFB)
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 6:13 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) -

2021 All-U.P. 8-player Football Team

Special Awards

Offensive Player of the Year: Luke Gorzinski, North Central

Defensive Player of the Year: Wyatt Raab, North Central

Team of the Year: North Central

Coach of the Year: Leo Gorzinski, North Central

Mitchell Snyder Lineman of the Year: Lane Nehring, North Central

Dream Team

Offense

Line: Lane Nehring, North Central, 6-0, 275, Sr.

Line: Timmy Bendick, Forest Park, 6-0, 265, Sr.

Quarterback: Luke Gorzinski, North Central, 5-10, 175, Jr.

Running back: Josh Sullivan, Pickford, 6-0, 168, Sr.

Running back: Sam McKissack, Forest Park, 6-0, 175, Jr.

WR/End: Eric Edwards, Newberry, 6-2, 195, Sr.

WR/End: Carter Johnson, Rapid River, 6-3, Jr.

Athlete: Jaden Borseth, Ontonagon, 6-5, 195, Sr.

Athlete: EJ Suggitt, Rudyard, 6-0, 227, Sr.

Defense

Line: Wyatt Raab, North Central, 5-9, 190, Sr.

Line: Mason Totzke, Ontonagon, 6-0, 300, Jr.

End: Micaiah Peramaki, Munising, 6-0, 210, Jr.

End: Eric Abramson, Ontonagon, 6-5, 180, Sr.

Linebacker: Johnny Nutkins, Newberry, 6-2, 185, Sr.

Linebacker: Chase Carlson, Norway, 6-1, 185, Sr.

Back: Tate Besteman, Rudyard, 6-8, 200, Sr.

Back: James Milkey, Lake Linden-Hubbell, 5-10, 160, Jr.

Special Teams

Kicker: Jaden Walters, North Central, 5-10, 190, Jr.

Punter: Aiden Richards, Norway, 6-3, 170, Sr.

Return specialist: Alex Naser, North Central, 5-8, 170, Sr.

First Team

Offense

Line: George Edington, Pickford, 6-6, 240, Sr.

Line: Devon Groleau, Stephenson, 5-9, 170, Jr.

Quarterback: Connor Rintamaki, Newberry, 5-9, 165, Sr.

Running back: Ben Tampas, Lake Linden-Hubbell, 6-0, 185, Sr.

Running back: Jestin Matusewic, Ironwood, 5-11, 180, Sr.

WR/End: Jesse Duran, Munising, 6-4, 188, Sr.

WR/End: Alex Naser, North Central, 5-8, 170, Sr.

Athlete: Zach Frusti, Superior Central, 5-8, 150, Sr.

Defense

Line: Zach Burton, Newberry, 5-10, 205, Jr.

Line: Kirby Koskela, Lake Linden-Hubbell, 6-0, 225, Jr.

Line: Damyn Smith, Rapid River, 6-2, 280, Sr.

Line: Brayden Altoft, Pickford, 6-2, 190, Jr.

Linebacker: Jacob Mattson, Munising, 5-7, 182, Jr.

Linebacker: Maximus Mattson, North Dickinson, Sr.

Back: Marco Juarez, Newberry, 5-9, 150, Jr.

Back: Lucas Swetich, Superior Central, 5-8, 130, Jr.

Special Teams

Kicker: Jacob Nolan, Rudyard, 6-1, 168, Jr.

Punter: Ben Molag, Superior Central, 6-0, 158, Jr.

Return specialist: Matthew Rahilly, Newberry, 6-0, 175, Fresh

Special Mention (2 or more votes)

Ashton Wymer, Munising, 5-5, 238, Jr. (o-line); Blake Lundquist, Rapid River, 5-11, 155, Soph. (quarterback); Josiah Peramaki, Munising, 6-0, 192, Jr. (running back); Cam Petreson, Rudyard, 6-0, 186, Soph. (running back); Aiden Bickel, Rudyard, 5-6, 163, Soph. (WR/end); Marcus Sutherland, Lake Linden-Hubbell, 6-2, 175, Sr. (WR/end); Matthew Rahilly, Newberry, 6-0, 175, Fresh. (end/WR); Cason Smith, Cedarville, 5-11, 175, Jr.; Niko Gibellina, Stephenson, 6-3, 185, Sr. (d-back); Cody Dabb, Ironwood, 6-2, 180, Jr. (d-back).

Honorable Mention

Nathaniel Barnes, Carney-Nadeau, 6-1, 230, Sr. (o-line); Troy Corrigan, Lake Linden-Hubbell, 5-8, 170, Sr. (o-line); Canaan Elson, Stephenson, 5-7, 145, Sr. (o-line); Drew French, Engadine, 6-2, 260, Sr. (o-line); Max Nason, North Central, 6-0, 210, Soph. (o-line); A.J. Richmond, Superior Central, 5-5, 195, Sr. (o-line); Joe Smith, Rapid River, 6-4, 280, Sr. (o-line); Spencer Coldrun, Stephenson, 5-9, 145, Jr. (quarterback); Zach Harrison, Pickford, 6-0, 205, Sr. (quarterback); Peyton Imhoff, Carney-Nadeau, 6-0, 145, Sr. (quarterback); Carter Tietz, North Central, 5-10, 160, Sr. (WR/end); Ean Brady, Rudyard, 5-6, 152, Sr.; Tommy Udd, Gogebic, 6-0, 240, Sr. (d-line); Jack Matrella, Gogebic, 6-0, 170, Sr. (d-back); Will Curtis, Forest Park; Colt Glasheen, North Dickinson; Caden Tietz, North Central, 5-9, 160, Sr. (WR/end).

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