Golden Helmet winners rise to the occasion in must-win Week 7 scenarios
BAY CITY, MI BASIC BAIES CITTY, MICHIGAN (MI) The Bay City Times and Coca-Cola are teaming up for the Golden Helmet Award, which recognizes the area's top players each week of the high school football season. This is the 57th year that the award will be given to the Bay Area'' finest athletes.
Coaches are urged to nominate candidates when reporting their results. Weekly winners may be eligible to win the Golden Helmet Player of the Year.
Here's a look at the Week 7 honorees for 2021, as well as homage to players who are approaching their 10-, 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-year milestones of winning the weekly award.
LOGAN KOKOTOVICH, GLADWIN, is a gastronomic instructor in LMADWEIN.
Kokotovich won the Game of the Year in the Jack Pine Conference and delivered the game of a lifetime. He ran wild, driving the Flying Gs to a 48-42 win over Clare to claim at least tenth place in the league. Coach Marc Jarstfer said, Logan is the whole package." Hes a gifted leader, person, student, and player. He ran incredibly hard on Friday and is the heartbeat of our defense. Kokotovich rushed 22 times for 183 yards and reached the end zone five times in the victory.
CASS CITY, JORDAN MESTER,
Mester's absence, the catalyst of the Cass City attack, was felt after an early season injury. And now his presence is being felt by teammates and opponents alike. Cass City defeated Unionville-Sebewaing 28-12 in a battle that put his team back in the playoff race. Coach Scott Cuthrell said Jordan has shown "everything" with grit. He battled an injury Week 3 and worked his way back to having a great year. Hes a real competitor. Mester completed a 263-yard, three-TD performance on 27 carries in the victory, including putting the game in extra time with's game-winning 68- yard score. He also made five solo tackles on defense.
KYLE SPORMAN, BAY CITY CENTRAL, KYLA SPOREMAN
Sporman provided a double threat quarterback role as the Wolves sought for oblivion. Central defeated Flint Carman-Ainsworth 30-25 to put him in the lead. Coach Kevin Frederick said, He had a great performance. Kyle threw some great passes from the pocket and on the run. All night, his speed and toughness running the ball showed up. The senior signal caller completed 8 of 20 passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns and ran 24 times for 144 yardsand two scores.
ALEX VANSUMEREN, ESSEXVILLE GARBER,
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound defensive powerhouse receives his fourth weekly Golden Helmet of career, possibly a first in the award's 57-year history. Garber was a destructive force on the defensive line, leading Garbs shutout effort in eve of omission against John Glenn 37-0. Coach Jake Coquillard said Alex is a tremendous, ferocious player for our defense. The Michigan State University commit made six tackles, including two sacks and two tackle for loss, as well as an emphatic pass deflection. Along with brother Ben, there has been a weekly Golden Helmet winner in the family seven years in .
GOLDEN HELMET HISTORY
WEEK 7 of 2011: A 10-YEAR FLASHBACK
William Daniels, All Saints and All Souls
Brett Leppek, Bay City Central, Brett Leonard,
Nick Post, Laker, Nick post,
Kevin Pratt, Vassar Vassili, Kevin Pritt and Vasuar Prather are among the prominent comedians of the moment.
WEEK 7 of 2001
Matt Brzezinski, All Saints, Matt Bzeziski
Justin Hopp, Reese Reetz, Justin Eff, reece Rey, and Reuben Hop.
Joel Hospador, Beaverton, is a native of Beavertown.
Justin Lee, Bay City Central, Justin Leah,
WEEK 7 of 1991: WHEN THIS IS A 30-YEAR FLASHBACK
Trevor Adcock, Pinconning, Trevor ADcock
Reggie Ignash, Laker, Regggie, Ignish.
All Saints: John Niedzielski, All Souls.
Dan Wisinski, Bay City Central, Dan WIsiinsky,
WEEK 7 of 1981: A 40-YEAR FLASHBACK
Dave Flowers, John Glenn, Dave Glen, Glen Glens, David Glen and John Glan are the stars of Dave Bloom.
Mike Hartman, Caro, Mike Harman.
Gaylord St. Mary, Regan Quaal, Gayord Qualifier,
Kim Ziel, Laker, Kim Goal,
WEEK 7 of 1971: A 50-YEAR FLASHBACK
Rick Colling, Unionville, Rick Coling
Brian Graham, Ubly, Brian G. Graham.
Arnold Smith, Bay City Central, ArnoldSmith, bay city central,
Bruce Weiss, Frankenmuth Weissen, Bruce Heis,
Winners of the Golden Helmets lend tough-nosed style to Week 6 victories.
The Golden Helmet winners for Week 5 are real gamers for their teams.
Quarterbacks win Week 4 Golden Helmet for Week 4.
Week 3 Golden Helmet winners of present and past gave inspiring efforts.
Celebrating the Week 2 Golden Helmet winners of present and past Golden helmeteths
Winners of the Golden Helmet for Week 1 of 2021 and of yore will be announced on Friday, June 30th.