2017-12-07 / Sports

Three Glen Lake football players nab honorable mention all-state plaudits


GLEN LAKE senior safety Josh Sterzer was one of three Lakers to earn honorable mention all-state honors this season. Sterzer was also voted the Northern Michigan Football League Leaders Division Defensive MVP. GLEN LAKE senior safety Josh Sterzer was one of three Lakers to earn honorable mention all-state honors this season. Sterzer was also voted the Northern Michigan Football League Leaders Division Defensive MVP. Three Glen Lake football players recently hauled in Associated Press Division 6 honorable mention all-state distinction as a result of their impressive play on the gridiron this fall.

The statewide media panel tabbed senior running back Nick Apsey, senior quarterback Cade Peterson and senior safety Josh Sterzer as three of 84 Division 6 honorable mentions (13 quarterbacks, 14 running backs, six wide receivers, 19 linemen, 16 linebackers, 13 defensive backs, two kickers and one specialist.)

Updated season stats show Apsey rushed for 504 yards (8.8 average) and 11 touchdowns, adding 18 receptions for 397 yards (22.1) and nine scores.

The man throwing to him, Peterson, completed 91-of-147 throws (61.9 percent) for 1,352 yards, 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The Grand Valley State verbal commit also rushed for 811 yards on 122 carries (6.7 average) and eight touchdowns.

Sterzer, who led the Lakers with 21 receptions, made his mark on defense with 46 total tackles, including two for loss, and picked off a pair of passes.

All three Lakers were named to the All-Northern Michigan Football League Leaders Division First Team, which was announced late last month.

Peterson shared Leaders MVP honors with Griffin Kelly of Frankfort. Sterzer was the Defensive MVP; Frankfort offensive lineman Matthew Stefanski was the Offensive MVP.

Peterson was listed as the first-team quarterback; Sterzer was a firstteam safety; Apsey was a first-team linebacker. Other first-team Lakers were junior guard Zack Gushurst, senior fullback Max Guilbeau, sophomore center Ben Kroll, senior safety Max Lerchen, junior wideout Drew Peterson, senior wideout Nick Rice, senior tackle Brandon Tremble, and senior defensive end Ben VanderZon. Guilbeau also made the first-team cut at linebacker and punter while Cade Peterson did the same at kicker.

Joey Fosmore and Nathan Roots earned second-team honors.

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