Pioneers, Knights honored in Six-Man football
George Ferguson Havre Daily News sports editor [email protected]
Although the season didn't end like either the Big Sandy Pioneers or North Star Knights had hoped, both teams were rewarded for their outstanding play in Class C Six-Man football this season. On Monday afternoon, the Six- Man's Northern Division released its annual All-Conference list, and plenty of Pioneers and Knights were touted. Big Sandy' Taylor Ophus, Blake Brumwell and Corbin Pearson were all honored as First-Team All-Conference on both offense and defense, while North Star's Connor Kline doubled on both teams as well. Big Sandy senior Kruz McDermot was a two-way second-team winner, while teammate Ryan Miller made the second-team offense for his outstanding season at running back. North Star sophomore Jordy Donoven made the second-team offense and honorable mention defense, while Kellan Warren was second team on defense and honorable mention on offense. North Star's Dillon Lipp also earned honorable mention all-conference honors on both offense and defense, while Big Sandy's Scott Drga earned second-team honors on defense. Warren also earned first-team special teams honors, while Drga was a second-team special teams performer. The Pioneers finished 9-1 this season and advanced to the Six-Man quarterfinals. The Knights went 5-5 and also reached the quarterfinals of the Six-Man playoffs.