Osgood Journal Sports
November 20, 2007
2007 Milan Indian football teams awards
Gary Franklin, Sports Editor
On Wednesday evening, November 14, new Milan High School Athletic
Director, David Wolferst, opened the 2007 Indian football
recognition and awards program with a cordial welcome to all
attending. (The program recognized all football staff, players,
cheerleaders and their achievements from the seventh grade
through the varsity program.) Wolferst then turned the program
over to varsity and JV cheerleader coaches, Anne Marie Layden
and Gretchen Fuller .
The Indian varsity cheerleaders for the 2007 football season
were; Kady Alloway, Kirby Alloway, Kim Atwell, Abby Bergman,
Deborah Fryer, Ciera Ison, Heather Lambert, Lindsey Roell,
Montana Winters and Jennifer Wullenweber.
Of them, seven squad members; Kady Alloway, Kirby Alloway,
Kim Atwell, Abby Bergman, Deborah Fryer, Lindsey Roell and
Jennifer Wullenweber are seniors.
JV cheerleaders for '07 were; Becky Davis, Lizzie Fuller,
Stephanie Kirk, Kelsey Reese, Molly Scudder and Elaina Voss.
The '07 MMS cheer squad was led by Judy White. Seventh graders
included; Sara Ollman, Marie Voss, Shelby Titpitt, Lee Anna
White, Shelby Ross and Sarah Strassell. The eighth grade squad
members were; Marki Smith, Jessie Strassell, Jasmine Whalen,
Kelsey Wheeler, Koehler Morrissey, Tatijana Marsee and Brianna
7th grade football team
Coaches Jeff Stutler and Ricky Williamson introduced their
team, acknowledging that the team had played to a perfect
season record of 6-0 this season.
Players included: Scott Pennington, Brandon Schmidt, Josh
Schmidt, Derek Cameron, David Arkenberg, Aaron Perkins, Brad
Garland, Joey Davis, Willie Mays, Brady Cook, Patrick Baker,
Tyler Money, Brandon McKinley, Jared Garner, Jimmy Johnson,
Dillon Davidson, Brandon Merida, Alex Lindemann, Dalton Craft,
Michael Herron, Tyler Jones, Dylan Craig, Jason hawkins, Mitchell
Meyer, Matt Yatsko, Trenton Lothridge and Erick Seavers.
Stutler stated, "That 1972 was the last year a seventh
grade Milan football team had gone undefeated, He knew because
he was part of that team."
8th grade football team
Coaches Tim Atwell and Tony Pennington led the eighth grade
team. Players included; Jackson Howder, Nick Prather, Nick
Ryan, Zack Lewis, Adam Minges, Braden Voss, Chris Johnson,
Cory Strunk, Bret Stites, Jacob White, Drayton Wooton, Gene
Calhoun, Kyle Campos, Sam Maguire, Kurtis Kimla, Aspen Miller,
Jacob Houseworth and Brandon Miller. The eighth grade team
also used some of the seventh grade players to fill up their
Atwell noted that the eighth grade team had improved much,
as when they were seventh graders, they had only managed to
win one game all season and that now as eighth graders, they
turned it around and ended up 5-3 for the season. He also
was pleased with the support of the football teams evidenced
by the large crowd attending their banquet on this evening.
Coach Ryan Langferman introduces teams and
Leading into the awards to be given to the varsity and jv
football teams members, Head Indian Football Coach Ryan Langferman
called freshman Cory Hunter (2) - RB/DB up on the stage first.
A standing ovation as Coach introduced Hunter. Hunter was
seriously injured early in the football season, and is on
the mend. All were pleased to see his progress from the injury.
The rest of the 2007 Indian football squad included: Cody
Marsee, Chris Hunter, David Herron, Jared Ison, Keith Schornick,
Alex Layden, Grayson Miller, Jason Garner, Nick Yatsko, Aaron
Roth, Nick Riley, Zach Turner, Daniel Withered, Cody Strunk,
Justin Day, Travis Pennington, Zak O'Neal, Derek Walker, Andrew
Perkins, Hunter Storey, Cory Jewett, Alex Hooker, Zach Ollman,
Matt Arkenberg, Justin Willis, Tyler Clemens, Matt Richmond,
Nate Haugh, David Antill, Brandon Davey, John Halcomb, Tyler
Smith, Michael Brandes, Adam Lee, Nick Cunningham, Zack Smith,
Tanner Roark, Adam Speers, Bram Russell, Ben Jackson, Ryan
Ison, Cody Billingsley, Roger Smith, Adam Ison, DJ Rogers,
Tyler Allen, Patrick Mays and Caleb Ollman.
Defensive coordinator for the Indians was Randy Combs and
strength coach was Mark Garrett. Assistant coaches included:
Chris Day, Michael Brandes, Brian Sturgeon, Derek Pennington,
Tony Pennington, Tim Atwell, Ricky Williamson and Jeff Stutler.
The team video coordinator was Bran Owens and team statistician
was Brad Voss. The team managers were; Emily Schmaltz, Courtney
Crabtree, Courtney Meyers, Courtney Swigart, Tosha Roysden
and Rashel Brown.
Coach Langferman introduced the four Milan varsity players
who were named to the M.I.F.C. All Conference team.
Selected were; senior - Brandon Davey (63) - OL/LB, junior
- Jared Ison (10) - QB/DB, junior - Zak O'Neal (34) - RB/LB
and sophomore - Travis Pennington (33) - RB/LB.
Area players also named to the All Conference Team from the
North Decatur Chargers were Neal Ploeger, Blake Litmer and
Dustin Metz, along with South Decatur Cougars Jordan Clark
and Dalton Watts.
Final M.I.F.C. standings
1.Triton Central 5-0
2. Indian Creek 4-1
3. Milan 3-2
4. North Decatur 2-3
5. South Decatur 1-4
6. Edinburgh 0-5
In presenting the individual awards, Coach Langferman emphasized,
"That for every individual award given to a player, probably
ten teammates had to exert extra effort to help that person
earn the award."
Twelve young men earned the "Iron Indian Award".
The award is earned when a player misses no weight room workouts
during the off season. Those earning the Iron Indian Award
were; Ryan Ison, Matt Arkenberg, Cody Marsee, Zack Smith,
Travis Pennington, John Halcomb, Michael Brandes, Patrick
Mays, Cory Jewett, Alex Hooker, Brandon Davey and David Antill.
Coach noted that, "This was the most ever to earn it
at one time"
Scholastic Award winners were given honor based on
GPA. Certificates were issued to those earning an average
of 3.0-3.49. Pins were given to those carrying a 3.5-3.9,
and 4.0 grade point average players were given a plaque. Earning
certificates were; Michael Brandes, Jared Ison, Derek Walker,
Nick Yatsko, Justin Day, John Halcomb, Aaron Roth, Cory Jewett,
Tyler Clemens, Patrick Mays, Brandon Davey, David Antill and
Alex Hooker. Pins were awarded to Cody Marsee, Zack Smith,
Ryan Ison, Adam Lee, Matt Arkenberg, Adam Ison, Alex Layden
and Roger Smith. A plaque was awarded to Grayson Miller.
Varsity letter winners were Nick Cunningham, Michael
Brandes, Jared Ison, Cody Marsee, Derek Walker, Zack Smith,
Ryan Ison, Nick Yatsko, Justin Day, Zack Ollman, Adam Spears,
Zach Turner, Nate Haugh, Travis Pennington, Tyler Allen, Keith
Schornick, David Herron, Ben Jackson, Patrick Mays, Brandon
Davey, Alex Hooker, Adam Ison, Justin Willis, Zak O"Neal,
Tanner Roark and Hunter Storey.
Specialty Award winners were Zak O'Neal for Most Valuable
Player, Ryan Ison for Most Valuable Lineman, Travis Pennington
for Most Valuable Back, Brandon Davey for 110% award winner
and Most Vaaluable Lineman, Zach Ollman for Swantago Award,
Justin Willis for Most Improved and Cody Strunk for Swantago
Coach Langferman closed the program with some words he recalls
Key to success,
Learning from failure.
Coach noted that he was proud of the effort his players had
given and that he found promise of better seasons with the
committment of those moving up the ranks of Milan Indian football.
"The team faced games that they were in up to the end
but did not quite get the job done. However, it was obvious
watching them they were not willing to give up regardless
what the score was.