8th Grade - Cross Country
James Wilson (nominated by Coach Gibson), 8th grade, Cross Country
His coach said, “James had an outstanding month of September. He competed in 4 Invitationals against much larger schools and earned a medal in all four, highlighted by an outstanding second place finish at the Beal City Invitational. In addition, he finished first at the first MSAC league Jamboree becoming the first Montabella Middle School athlete ever to win a league jamboree. His winning time broke the school record and was more than 20 seconds faster than his nearest competitor. James has outstanding work ethic and is one of the most coach-able athletes that I have ever encountered at Montabella. Keep up the good work James!"
Junior - Varsity Football
Gavin Gatehouse (nominated by Coach Balhorn), 11th grade, Boys Varsity Football.
His Coach said: “For September Gavin had 105 Rushing yards, averaging 5 yards per carry. 147 Receiving yards averaging 21 yards per catch. 21 tackles, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery and scored 4 touchdowns. Gavin spent time in the off season working out to prepare for this season. His efforts are definitely paying off now. His leadership has also been noticed by his teammates coaches! Great job Gavin!"