Despite having a tough season, the Mansfield Tiger Football team walked away with a focus on next year, and four of those team members were chosen for multiple All-Conference titles, and acknowledgements. Pictured (left to right James Fry, Brennan James, Jaicy Griffin, and Nate Maness.
1st Team 4-3A All-Conference
Brennan James (QB,WR,Safety)
Brennan had over 1000 yards of total offense (Passing, Rushing, Receiving) with a total of 10 touchdowns. On defense, James had 27 tackles on with 4 interceptions.
“Brennan has been the ultimate Senior. He has led the way in some dark and tough times for this program and that just shows what type of character he has. He is a fantastic player, capable of excelling wherever needed him to play. He works hard and always seemed to make big plays on both sides of the football. He will be tough to replace.” – Tiger Head Coach, Craig Bentley
2nd Team 4-3A All-Conference
James Fry (Corner)
Fry found himself in the center of all activity, and was all over the field each game collecting a total of 42 tackles, and 7 deflected passes.
“James made it his mission to become a better player in the off season and I can honestly say they he was not outworked a single day. He came in and increased his strength and technique and he became our best cover corner. He worked extremely hard to fix the mistakes that hampered him the year before and he became a complete player who could cover as well as tackle. He lead by example! – Tiger Head Coach, Craig Bentley
Jaicy Griffin (WR/Safety)
Griffin’s speed, and agility was second to none among Tiger competitor’s. For his efforts, he collected a total of 87 tackles, 1 sack, 2 deflected passes, and 2 interceptions. His offensive prowess gave him a total of 452 yards receiving, 3 touchdowns, and 154 yards rushing.
“Jaicy made dynamic plays on offense and defense. He plays every day like its the last time he is stepping on that field, whether it be practice or a game. Full out effort with a great attitude, that’s what we strive for in all of our players. He seemed to be in on every tackle because for that very reason. He is a big play threat on offense. We are glad to have him back the next 2 years.” – Tiger Head Coach, Craig Bentley
Nate Maness (OL/DL)
“Nate had a huge impact on both the offensive and defensive lines. He is one of the strongest players in the conference and very quick and agile for his size. He excelled in pulling in the run game and as the season went on became a stalwart in the middle of our defensive line. He stayed focused throughout the year during challenging times and it paid off. There is not one kid,over the past two years,who has made bigger strides both on and off the field than Nate.” – Tiger Head Coach, Craig Bentley
~ CONGRATULATIONS Tigers! ~