Pickford’s Jimmy Storey heads all-state 8-player football team
By LEE THOMPSON
The Bay City Times
PICKFORD (AP) — Jimmy Storey has a textbook middle linebacker mentality.
Bringing the thunder is the Pickford High School senior’s favorite part of football.
“He’s all-out, all the time. He arrives at the hole with authority,” Pickford coach Josh Rader said. “He’s not dragging guys down either, that’s not how Jimmy tackles. He gets to the play and arrives with force.”
But what sets Storey apart is that he doesn’t alter that mindset when he steps under center as the Pickford quarterback. A hard-charging, body-knocking player on both sides of the ball, Storey rammed, bammed and battered his way to The Associated Press Player of the Year for eight-player football for the second straight season.
Storey is joined on the All-State team by a pair of Pickford teammates in two-way end Nicholas Edington and interior lineman Isaiah May. All three are repeat selections after powering the Panthers to the Division 2 state championship.
Division 1 state champion Colon is represented by lineman Brandon Crawford and receiver Jonathan West. Suttons Bay featured two All-Staters in running back Lucas Mikesell and defensive back Bryce Opie as did Powers North Central with lineman Lane Nehring and defensive back Noah Gorzinski.