Back Row: Coach Mark Kassuba, Nick Pylman, Bill Alward, Jared Kanouse, Ben Robertson, Bryce Erickson, Kenny Treadway, Logan Wilkins, Owen Russell, Coach Erick Thompson
Middle Row: Manager Greg Davis, Ben Bowyer, Nick Kassuba, Casey Parzack, Steve Sadler, Tony Hess, Jerimiah Nemeth, Greg Gurtis, Coach Chad Phillips
Front Row: Darrin Smith, David Coykendall, Joe Stein, Andy Wing, Troy Neice, Ricky Simmons.
The 2003 Pine River Football team had one of the toughest years in school history. The team never seemed to catch a break. The Bucks limped through a tough schedule and had too many injuries to be competitive against the likes of teams like state runner-up Beal City. The Bucks almost pulled out a victory against Morley Standwood, and they lost a heartbreaker to Marion on homecoming. The underclassman on the team took the losses personally. They used the ’03 season as motivation for one of the best turnarounds in state history.