Back Row: Coach Mike Bulger, Denis Hebner, Ray Wilkins, Todd Wilkins, Todd Flint, Dan Ruppert, Mason Torrey, Mark Root, Ron Raven, Ron Stewart, Coach Tom Roy
Middle Row: Jim Salisbury, Arvid Otberg
Front Row: Jeff Stanton, Darin Ruppert, John Roberts, Keith Baker, Mike McHenry, Bill Fedewa, Stan Oginski, Tom Swanson, Jim Hastings Absent: Tom Sawyer, Steve Ware
The 1980 Pine River Football squad featured only two seniors with football experience, captains Jim Hastings and Dennis Hebner. Sadly, would be senior Scott Baker died in a car accident a month before the season started. Despite the teams low numbers and inexperience, the 1980 team did manage to finish the season with two wins. The Bucks, who only played 8 games, started the season with three straight losses before beating Manton in overtime by the score of 14-12. After three more loses the Bucks finished the season on a high note by beating Kalkaska by the score of 12-6. The Bucks were led on offense by Todd Flint who had 673 combined rushing and passing yards. They were led on defense by all-conference lineman Dennis Hebner who had over 60 tackles and four quarterback sacks.