2023 All-U.P. Football Awards Announced; Eight Total Receive Accolades With Dasan Smith Named U.P.’s “Lineman of the Year”

2023 All-U.P. Football Awards Announced; Eight Total Receive Accolades With Dasan Smith Named U.P.’s “Lineman of the Year”

The 2023 All-Upper Peninsula Football Awards were announced on Monday (November 13) and MSHS had eight total student-athletes receive honors from the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association for their play on the field this season.

In all, Marquette had two on the All-U.P. “Dream Team”, one on the All-U.P. First Team, three receive Special Mention and two receive Honorable Mention.  In addition, senior offensive lineman Dasan Smith was named as the 2023 Mitchell Snyder U.P. Lineman of the Year.  Click here for full list of honorees on the 2023 All-U.P. Football Teams (story courtesy of TV6 – UpperMichigansSource.com).

Special Awards:

  • Mr. FootballElizin Rouse – Kingsford
  • Offensive Player of the Year:   Elizin Rouse – Kingsford
  • Defensive Player of the Year:   Noah Johnson – Kingsford
  • Mitchell Snyder Lineman of the YearDasan Smith – Marquette
  • Large School “Team of the Year”Kingsford
  • Coach of the YearRobin Marttila – Iron Mountain

All-U.P. “Dream Team” – Offense:

  • QB – Nate Young – Gladstone – Senior
  • OL – Eli Cody – Negaunee – Junior
  • OL – Connor Owens – Iron Mountain – Senior
  • OL – Lucas Sischo – Bark River-Harris – Senior
  • OL – Dasan Smith – Marquette – Senior
  • OL – Aaron Hughes – Gladstone – Junior
  • RB – Elizin Rouse – Kingsford – Senior
  • RB – Luke Wolfe – Iron Mountain – Senior
  • RB – Kai Lacar – Negaunee – Senior
  • WR – Matthew Colavecchi – Iron Mountain – Senior
  • WR – Wyatt Demers – Manistique – Senior

All-U.P. “Dream Team” – Defense:

  • DL – Mitch Paltzer – Negaunee – Senior
  • DL – Jacob Perryman-Seymour – Gladstone – Senior
  • DL – Carlos Perez – Ishpeming – Junior
  • DL – Callen Campbell – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DL – Noah Johnson – Kingsford – Senior
  • LB – Alan Bjorn – Calumet – Senior
  • LB – Noah Gagne – Escanaba – Senior
  • LB – Kaydin Lujan – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DB – Eli Berthaume – Gladstone – Senior
  • DB – Austin Solis – Gladstone – Senior
  • DB – Trevor Theuerkauf – Menominee – Senior

All-U.P. “Dream Team” – Special Teams:

  • K – Sawyer Johnson – Marquette – Junior
  • P – Elliot Vitito – Gladstone – Senior
  • RS – Kai Lacar – Negaunee – Senior

All-U.P. First Team – Offense:

  • QB – Ian Marttila – Iron Mountain – Junior
  • OL – Tyler Smith – Menominee – Senior
  • OL – Travis Hyrkas – Calumet – Senior
  • OL – Josh Racine – Gladstone – Senior
  • OL – Fulton Stroud – Iron Mountain – Senior
  • OL – Garrett Veale – Kingsford – Senior
  • RB – Landan Bardowski – Menominee – Senior
  • RB – Ben Johnson – Escanaba – Senior
  • RB – Cam Anderson – Calumet – Senior
  • WR – Kaden Gibbs – Gladstone – Senior
  • WR – Kyler Sager – Marquette – Junior

All-U.P. First Team – Defense:

  • DL – Grayson Palmer – Kingsford – Senior
  • DL – Michael Bouche – Manistique – Senior
  • DL – Christopher Steele – Ishpeming – Junior
  • DL – Vinny Howes – Gladstone – Senior
  • DL – Alec Haferkorn – Iron Mountain – Junior
  • LB – Hunter Smith – Ishpeming – Senior
  • LB – Ben Shiverski – Bark River-Harris – Senior
  • LB – Chase Cloutier – Escanaba – Senior
  • DB – Gavin Trevillian – Kingsford – Junior
  • DB – Parker Graphos – Manistique – Senior
  • DB – Caden Luoma – Ishpeming – Junior

All-U.P. First Team – Special Teams:

  • K – Luke Inghram – Gladstone – Sophomore
  • P – Bon LaChance – Escanaba – Senior
  • RS – Matthew Colavecchi – Iron Mountain – Senior

All-U.P. Special Mention Honorees From MSHS:

  • DB – Ford Richardson – Marquette – Sophomore
  • OL – Talon Smith – Marquette – Junior
  • RB – Tucker Welch – Marquette – Senior

All-U.P. Honorable Mention Honorees From MSHS:

  • WR – Wyatt Lakenen – Marquette – Senior
  • TE – Jacob MacPhee – Marquette – Junior
Varsity Football Has 10 Receive Nods When 2023 Big North Conference Football Awards Announced

Varsity Football Has 10 Receive Nods When 2023 Big North Conference Football Awards Announced

Last Thursday (11/9/23), football coaches from the Big North Conference (BNC) gathered to make selections for the 2023 All-Conference Football Teams.  Member schools within the Big North Conference include Marquette, Alpena, Cadillac, Escanaba, Gaylord, Petoskey and Sault Ste. Marie.

MSHS finished second in the 2023 BNC standings after turning in a 5-1 conference record on the season.

2023 All-BNC First Team Offense:

  • QB – Joe McCarthy – Petoskey – Senior
  • TE – Jacob MacPhee – Marquette – Junior
  • WR – Seth Marek – Petoskey – Junior
  • WR – Wyatt Lakenen – Marquette – Senior
  • RB – Ben Johnson – Escanaba – Senior
  • RB – Ty Bensinger – Gaylord – Senior
  • RB – Russell Hush – Gaylord – Senior
  • OL – Brody Shaw – Petoskey – Senior
  • OL – Bailey Wade – Cadillac – Junior
  • OL – Dasan Smith – Marquette – Senior
  • OL – Talon Smith – Marquette – Junior
  • OL – Landon Smith – Gaylord – Senior
  • K – Connor Byram – Gaylord – Junior

2023 All-BNC First Team Defense:

  • DB – Hayden Janes – Petoskey – Junior
  • DB – Eli Main – Cadillac – Junior
  • DB – Ford Richardson – Marquette – Sophomore
  • LB – Noah Gagne – Escanaba – Senior
  • LB – Brady Pretzlaff – Gaylord – Senior
  • LB – Riley Hush – Gaylord – Senior
  • LB – Kaydin Lujan – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DL – Korbin Sulitis – Petoskey – Junior
  • DL – Dasan Smith – Marquette – Senior
  • DL – Callan Campbell – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DL – Keaton Abraham – Gaylord – Junior 

2023 All-BNC Second Team Offense:

  • QB – Charlie Howell – Cadillac – Senior
  • TE – Lucas O’Donnell – Petoskey – Senior
  • WR – Kyle McGowan – Cadillac – Junior
  • WR – Easton Srebnik – Alpena – Senior
  • RB – Connor Vermeulen – Cadillac – Senior
  • RB – Ryver Ryckeghem – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • RB – Tucker Welch – Marquette – Senior
  • OL – Chris Kiekhaefer – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • OL – Gage Smith – Gaylord – Senior
  • OL – Conner Calano – Gaylord – Senior
  • K – Charlie Howell – Cadillac – Senior

2023 All-BNC Second Team Defense:

  • DB – Carter Stark – Alpena – Senior
  • DB – Ryan TenEyck – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DB – Caleb Aungst – Gaylord – Senior
  • LB – Logan Lahaie – Petoskey – Junior
  • LB – Tyler Ray – Petoskey – Senior
  • LB – Kutler Braun – Marquette – Senior
  • LB – Carter Sitz – Gaylord – Senior
  • DL – Evan Arbic – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • DL – Evan Hughes – Cadillac – Senior

2023 All-BNC Honorable Mention Offense:

  • QB – Jake Zann – Alpena – Senior
  • QB – Nolan Bink – Escanaba – Sophomore
  • TE – Gavin Goetz – Cadillac – Junior
  • TE – Alex Stalboerger – Escanaba – Sophomore
  • WR – Mitch Eberhart – Petoskey – Junior
  • WR – Kyler Sager – Marquette – Junior
  • WR – John Kurowski – Alpena – Senior
  • WR – Camden Labadie – Sault Ste. Marie – Senior
  • RB – Kaleb Danjakowski – Alpena – Senior
  • OL – Alex Corwin – Alpena – Senior
  • OL – Jordan Bennets – Escanaba – Senior
  • OL – Eli Lusk – Marquette – Senior
  • OL – Cody Noel – Escanaba – Junior
  • K – Sawyer Johnson – Marquette – Junior

2023 All-BNC Honorable Mention Defense:

  • DB – Brett Siesel – Sault Ste. Marie – Junior
  • LB – Chase Cloutier – Escanaba – Senior
  • LB – Payton Webb – Cadillac – Senior
  • DL – Luke Matelski – Petoskey – Senior
Varsity Football Defeated By Kingsford In Regular Season Finale, 46-11

Varsity Football Defeated By Kingsford In Regular Season Finale, 46-11

Varsity Football (5-3; 5-1 Big North Conference)

Marquette 11, Kingsford 46

Game Recap:

Senior Night:

Prior to the game, 17 members of the Class of 2024 were honored as they were introduced to the crowd and accompanied on the field by their parents/guardians.  Congratulations to these football student-athletes and the success that they have achieved and contributions made while playing for MSHS!

  • #4 – RB/LB – Tucker Welch
  • #5 – WR/DB – Wyatt Lakenen
  • #9 – WR/LB – Adam DuVall
  • #10 – WR/DE – Jan van den Ende
  • #12 – WR/DB – Will Gale
  • #22 – RB/LB – Curtis Houghton
  • #25 – WR/LB – Grady Schumann
  • #32 – OL/LB – Drew Peterson
  • #34 – WR/DB – Augustin Cueno
  • #52 – OL/LB – Kutler Braun
  • #55 – C/DL – Eli Lusk
  • #58 – OL/DL – Landon Nordberg
  • #60 – OL/DL – Jareth Gischia
  • #62 – OL/DL – Tyler Quinnell
  • #74 – OL/DL – Dasan Smith
  • #76 – OL/DL – Tyler Thomas
  • Mgr. & Two-Year Letterwinner – Jack Quinnell

Week 9 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 0, Kingsford 0
  • Freshman:   MSHS 8, Kingsford 28

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Football team will now wait to see their placement in the 2023 MHSAA Division 3 Playoffs.
  • The announcement of playoff qualifiers and MSHS’ first-round pairing will take place at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, 10/22/23, on the “Selection Sunday Show” on Bally Sports Detroit Extra and its website.
Varsity Football Gets Fourth Consecutive Victory After 28-13 Win At Cadillac

Varsity Football Gets Fourth Consecutive Victory After 28-13 Win At Cadillac

Varsity Football (5-2; 5-1 Big North Conference)

Marquette 28, Cadillac 13 

Game Recap:

Week 8 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 32, Cadillac 12 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 12, Gaylord 12  

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Football team will have their final regular season home game on Friday, 10/20/23, when they host Kingsford in a 6:00 p.m. contest.
  • Additional Week 9 games will be played on Thursday, 10/19/23, and see the MSHS Freshman team hosting Kingsford for a 6:00 p.m. game, while the MSHS JV team will travel to Kingsford for a game that kicks off at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Varsity Football Gets Gutsy Performance In All Phases To Grind Out 21-20 Win Against Petoskey

Varsity Football Gets Gutsy Performance In All Phases To Grind Out 21-20 Win Against Petoskey

Varsity Football (4-2; 4-1 Big North Conference)

Marquette 21, Petoskey 20 

Game Recap:

Week 7 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 46, Petoskey 0 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 8, Kingsford JV 42  

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Football team will make their second regular season trip downstate in Week 8 when they travel to Cadillac on Saturday, 10/14/23.  Game times include a noon Freshman game, 3:00 p.m. JV contest, followed by the Varsity match-up at 6:00 p.m.
Varsity Football Makes It Two In A Row After Cruising Past Escanaba, 38-20

Varsity Football Makes It Two In A Row After Cruising Past Escanaba, 38-20

Varsity Football (3-2; 3-1 Big North Conference)

Marquette 38, Escanaba 20 

Game Recap:

Week 6 Subvarsity Scores:

  • JV:  MSHS 30, Escanaba 34 
  • Freshman:  MSHS 22, Escanaba 20  

Next Up:

  • The MSHS Varsity Football team will be back at home during Week 7 when they host Petoskey on Friday, 10/6/23.  Game times include a 3:30 p.m. JV contest, followed by the Varsity match-up at 6:00 p.m.