Back Row: Coach Bobby Crouch, Coach Terry Martin, Kenny Anderson, Zack Kanouse, Caleb Whitley, Blake VanGent, Devin Ruppert, Zane Kanouse, Coach Aaron Schab, Coach Josh Rees, Coach Chad Phillips.
Middle Row: Joe Miller, Kyle Brock, Lucas Lathrup, Anthony Hilkowski, Nick Warner, Derrick Waldfogel, Quinton Mitchell, Ross Raymond, Garrett Long, Kyle Holmes
Front Row: Austin Cole, Anthony Donovan, Takahiro Turmo, Mitchell Kelsey, Abel Langworthy, Robert Bowman Jr., John DeBoard, Louis Rodriguez, manager Billy Absher
The 2010 Bucks didn’t know the meaning of the work quit. In fact, every single high school football player that showed up on August 9th was still on the team when the season ended in late October. When it came to the team’s record, there were mixed results. When it came to attitude, work ethic, and persistence, the team was undefeated. The season started out with a heart breaking 26-31 loss to Kalkasa in a game the Bucks had led most of the way. That was followed by two road losses to Benzie Central and Lake City. The Bucks came alive in week 3 in the inaugural “Armed Forces Game” against the Evart Wildcats. The Bucks started hot against the Wildcats and held off a late surge to win by the score of 22-14. The night was a special one as the Bucks hoisted the new trophy and the two programs raised over $800 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The Bucks got a road win the following week with a thrilling victory over Manton that featured an electrifying 73 yard punt return by sophomore Austin Cole. Again, the Bucks held off a late surge to score a 28-20 victory over the Rangers. The Bucks ran out of momentum at half time the following week. The Bucks took a 7-0 lead into the half on homecoming but failed to answer the bell in the second half and lost to the Marion Eagles 26-7. The next two games were decisive losses to the league’s top two program, McBain and Beal City. The Bucks shined in their last appearance of 2010. They went to Hart and hammered the Pirates 47-16. That game featured 6 touchdown passes by senior quarterback Nick Warner, good for second in MHSAA history. Senior linebacker Caleb Whitley exceeded the 100 tackle mark as the leader of a pretty young defense.