Top Row: Jim Davenport, Wade Rosted, Matt Putnam, Craig Goodman, Tony Duddles, Dan Burchett, Andy Long, Scott Burch, Shawn Gingrich, Coach Tom Roy
Middle Row: Jim Powell, Jason Prosch, Scott LaGrow, Brian Moloci, Damon Crozier, Craig Hoaglund, Jamie Peterson, Mark Forshee, Tony Hill
Front Row: Chris Davenport, Joe Sevarns, Rick Dostal, Randy Loop, Todd Cross, Tom McConnell
The 1989 squad Bucks were once again known for defense. They gave up a mere 82 points and finished with a 7-2 record. No team managed to put up more than two touchdowns on the Bucks the entire year. The Bucks only lost one conference game and finished as co-champions in the Highland Conference for the first time in school history. The Bucks started out the season with an 8 point win over Reed City. After a loss to Benzie Central, the Bucks then won three straight including a one point win over Marion and a 40-0 shutout of Evart. The Bucks then lost a 10-0 heartbreaker vs. Lake City before going on to win the last three games including another 40-0 win, this time over McBain. Pine River was lead on defense by Craig Goodman who tallied up 120 tackles and was named to the UPI all-state team. Rick Dostal lead the offense with 611 yards rushing and he also scored 38 points for the season.