Back Row: Coach Aaron Schab, Coach Chad Phillips, Krris Kimmell, Bryce Erickson, Jared Kanouse, Ben Robertson, Jason Bridget, Linc Lafountain, Coach Jake Erickson, Coach Mark Kassuba
Middle Row: Tyler Barrand, Kevin Thompson, Steve Dick, Ryan Guest, Nick Pylman, Steve Sadler, Shaun Luesby, Thom Smith
Front Row: Greg Curtis, Jon Suchucki, Jake Guest, Chris Bowyer, Kevin Davis, Nick Kassuba, David Cuykendall, Troy Niece.
Mark Kassuba took over the Pine River football program in 2002 and led the team to a 3-6 record. The Bucks were in close contests in their first two games losing by 8 and 10 points resectively. The Bucks broke into the win column the next game and did it in thrilling fahsion. Pine River, on their homecoming, defeated Evart by the score of 39-33 in double overtime. Quarterback Ryan Guest scored the game winning touchdown by keeping the ball on a broken play and running it in himself. Pine River would also chalk up victories over Marion and White Cloud before losing a close game to rival Reed City to end the year.