Back Row: Coach Bobby Crouch, Coach Terry Martin, Maverick Martin, Joe Miller, Tom Miller, Kenny Anderson, Devin Ruppert, Ethan Whitley, Zane Kanouse, Tyler Lewis, Garrett Long, Coach Aaron Schab, Coach Chad Phillips.
Middle Row: T.J. LaGrow, Josh Kanouse, Logan Gawne, Ryan McQuestion, Skyler Nelson, Clay Stokes, Derrick Waldfogel, Louis Rodriguez, Dakota Wieczorek
Front Row: John Lenz, Fred, Joey Bowman, Abel Langworthy, James Harvey, Cason Rawson, Quinton Mitchell
The Bucks schedule was tougher than usual in 2011. The teams they played averaged 6 wins on the season, and three of them were conference champions.The Bucks opened the season with a loss to a talented Kalkaska team and a loss to a Saint Ignace team that finished the season undefeated. The highlight of the year came in week 3 when the Bucks defeated Benzie Central, the Northwest Conference champions. Thanks to some solid offensive line play, Abel Langworthy was able to rush for 193 yards and scored 24 points. In week 4 the Bucks lost to playoff qualifier Lake City after being tied 8-8 at halftime. The Bucks lost to Evart in week 5 in the 2nd annual Armed Forces Game. There were bright spots though, the Pine River and Evart communities teamed up to raise over $1,200 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The following week the Bucks lost a heartbreaker to Manton on homecoming. The Bucks ran out of time at the Ranger’s 12 yard line needing a score to tie up the game. The Bucks got a big victory in week 7 by beating Marion on their senior night. Skyler Nelson threw two touchdown passes to Quinton Mitchell to lead the offense. Clay Stokes and Devin Ruppert lead the defense in tackles, as they did many nights throughout the season. The Marion game would be the final victory for the Bucks in 2011. The Bucks lost to McBain, who won the conference title, and then lost to Beal City who won the previous 8 conference titles. The season featured many individual accomplishments. Quarterback Skyler Nelson lead the offense by breaking the single season passing record finishing with 1,167 yards. Clay Stokes broke the 100 tackle mark and finished with 102 total tackles. The 2011 Bucks featured just 4 seniors that played all four years of football at Pine River. Those four guys, Garrett Long, Abel Langworthy, Zane Kanouse, and Kenny Anderson, never missed a single practice, which is quite an accomplishment.