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MSHS’ Iwanicki, Sherbinow snag multiple GNC awards

Five Redmen earn all-conference football honors

October 23, 2012
By Journal Sports Staff , The Mining Journal

ESCANABA - What Marquette Senior High School lacked in quantity, the Redmen made up for in quality on the All-Great Northern Conference football team announced Sunday.

The Redmen's Joe Iwanicki, a 5-foot-11, 225-pound senior, was not only named to the all-conference team as a lineman on both offense and defense, but was named GNC Lineman of the Year at a meeting of the league's coaches.

Teammate Alex Sherbinow rated nearly as high. Though the 6-foot, 200-pound senior wasn't a player of the year, but he did earn all-conference honors on offense as a running back and on defense as a linebacker.

The other Redmen player earning All-GNC honors was Jared Gigot. The 6-4, 265-pound senior was named as a lineman on offense.

Two more Marquette players earned honorable mention status - junior defensive back Shane Duquette (6-2, 190) and senior defensive end A.J. Grazulis (6-6, 220).

League champion Kingsford (4-0) earned its share of honors, including Coach of the Year in Chris Hofer, Defensive Player of the Year in senior Hilding Beaudoin and co-Offensive Player of the Year with Reed Larson.

Four Flivvers were named all-conference on defense, Beaudoin on the line, senior Sean Ryan as linebacker and senior Aidan Wienke and junior Cole Tengesdahl as backs.

Like Iwanicki, Beaudoin was a two-way lineman honoree, also making it on offense. He was joined by Wienke as an end and senior Reed Larson as a running back.

And Kingsford swept kicking honors, Ryan as punter and junior Gabe Swanson as placekicker.

Escanaba senior Dave Falish was named co-Offensive Player of the Year and was all-conference quarterback and defensive back. Senior teammates earning all-conference laurels were Dave Fix on the offensive line and Casey Deshambo as linebacker on defense.

From league runner-up Menominee, senior Brian Hines earned honors as an end on offense and as the returner on special teams.

Four other Maroons earned honors on offense, junior James Brown as back, senior Jared Rivard as an end and seniors Colin Modschiedler and Nate Marcin on the line. Defensively, seniors Chris Briar and Jeremy Rivard were named to the line and junior Devon Harris as back.

And the lone representative earning all-conference honors from Gladstone was senior Steve Strom on the defensive line.



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