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4B THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS ThurSday, J#ne 9, 2016 to play in all-star football game ThiscomingSatmday, Grant Davis ~" and Arrow Durant will be playing as members of the 8-Man Division ! All Star Football east squad. The game will beheld in Beloit. Grant and Arrow w ill be playmg for Andaony Blah',coach of Central Burden; Chris Hug, coach for West Elk; and Mick Holt, enoch of Sedan. As seniors Grant and Allow fm- ished their high school football careers with a 7-3 rex-oral, having losses to Hanover, Lincoln and Burlingame. Coaches were: head coach Brock McMillan. assistants Gin1 Christians and Ttev~ Elkins. As foe the 8.Man All Star game, Arrow and Grant are excited. Arrow's 2015-16 stab a~e: 20 m- cepUons: 313 yards ~eiving: 5 TDs; 52 total tackles: 2 fumble recoveries: 4.5 defensive sacks. Grant's 2015-16 slats and h0aors are: 60 tacldes; 3 fumble recoveries; 4 forced fumbles. Gram was named Kpm~.com All Stale Offensive Line 1st Team; Topeka Journal All State Offensive Line lstTeam;Topeka Jour- nal All State Defensive Line Honor- able Mentitm. Arrow played all four years of high school football for the Rock Hills Griz- zlies being a starer his junior and se- nior year. In his early school ~, age 8. he played flag football in Superior. "Tee always liked football. It gave me a chance to be with friends who also liked the game and bonding ~tp. When you win it is li~e a big family c lelx, alion," said Arrow. Most memorable game foc Am0w was this year's game with Clifton- Clyde. '"I~e Grizzlies had to win to go ua to fh playoffs. At half time we ~ t grossly behind but came out at half and. put 50 unanswered points on the board in ~ second half. This was also a memorable game ['or me as I had suf- fered a dislocated elbow in an earlier game and, this was my first game back, ! finally felt I was fully n~cove~&'" ;aid Am~w. As for the worst experim',ce as a Grizzly. Affow says that had to be conditioning under the coaching of coach Matt Hestlng, "Specifically it-he was the only coach that day. You had lo run and run and run. He was tough] Bm it wax all worth it in the end," aid Arrow. Arrow takes with him many areal memories of high ~honl football and without a ~k]uht the facl that be played four years tff fcKahall with his twin hrother on his learn will be fom'~er talked~ a~]at hy the two. 1 ~iked ~o eelehrale with him. A tier a play was o vet tt was awesotnc to ltx~k up and he was there." .~id Arrow, "'AI~ the ck,seness with the direr team- mates is imme~,~u~ble. Football is a great activity, yea make great friends both playing in the game and friends for life. The coaches were awesome, always pushing me, believing in me, nd fighting to make me better. In [o~ ptbal [ e,~ryone's goal w&s tl~ same, Grant Davis Arrow Durant everyone having each other hacks. You become like family and I loved every second of it 7 What does playing in the 8-Man All-Star Game mean to Arrow? "It is an extreme honor to be cho- sen. They take some of the best play- ers. I've always wanted to do this and hoped m play, r ve always looked up to them; hoping one day and my day is here," said Arrow. Arrow is the son of Melissa Daram. Next fall he willbe aBending KU where he will pursue a business major, This snmrm~r Aarow will 1" working at the pool, working to keep in shape and not gain weight. Most memorial game for Grant came his sophomore yeaz. "Oh, wow, that is easy to answer. By far it has to be the Wakefield game my sophomore year. WakefreM had a ~ ally good team and we took them intoo~rtim and be~t them so~dly. 1 played defensive line ~ guard+ De- von Freeman ran out of the backfield and Chance Cogple was the uuarler- bat.-k. Freemanran behLnd me. I'd make the whole and he'd come through, be was unslol~le,'" said Grant. Grant's mosl memolahle lime off 1he field was hi3 junior year when the football team had a bagoecu~ at Joel and Lake B~eckelmans'. "IV was a gram bonding lime for the team before I11 season started," said Grant. 1[:8 i', ~ 1 i lr:l,m,"] e'ra ar0I~l i ,~. l I I[~. 1 ~[ I,-a Saturday, june 11, 2016 Beloit High Trojan Field "w' N. Hersey Avenue Beloit, KS Division I - 10 a.m. -. Division II - 1:30 p.m. Congratulations Grant Davis and Good Luck at the 8-Man All Star Football Game Saturday, June 11 in Beloit, Kan. Love, Todd, A.J Taylor and Kids Gdma, Fawn, Alan, Cindy and Families n,$ RATCLIFF/SHALI R Estate Auction featuring unique rare treasures from the 1860s to 1940s Antique G lassware Vintage Clothing Antique Office Furniture Saturday, june 18 i0 a.m. Columbian Hall. Atv.'ood. KS Grant has always bad a we~d~ right ankle and has played with that this whole time, never missing a game be- cause of it. Them were time, when he left the game for paTiods of time be- cause of iL hut he always t-mished. Maybe he had to rage a few days of the following week in practice, bat always hy Friday night he was ready to go. Grant has played football sin~ fifth grade. InjBnim high Grant played cen- ter and always o~ the defealsive line. "My favorite position !o play is fight g ,u~d. Playingthe gaard position you don t get as m~h recognition or glory, but yea can crea~e big holes and this wasa Iotof ion for rrm. Most ~the 0me this year the Grizzlies ran off my side." said GTant Why play fomball? According to Grant,"P]aying football teaches you m work ha~ and ifyott are really wanting todo well in foo~hall, get in the weight room. dm athlete will see that lifting weights always pays off. The mental aspect of playing football helps build toughness, prepares you for life oBt- side high school in the teal worM. Football always meant something to me. To strap on my gear end become bodt physically and mentally prepared for the game was awesorac, I may ntrl have been the quickest, and ! may not have always been the sL,ongesL but I played smart and got thejob done/" Grant is the son of Todd Davis. He was a starter for the Grizzlies thrt~ yearsand lettered all four years. While at Rook Hilts Grant al so p,'u'tieipated in U'a~k where he threw the discus, was a basketball starter and competed in weightlifting at the state level He will be attending Fort Hays S~,te this fall to pro'sue ag business. "Gelling to play in the 8-Man All- Star game is an honor, ore more game, recognition for my hard work while playing for the Grizzlies. It will be" fun |o play wi~h some of the guys I dam. pe'~M against," Grant said. Coach Brock McMillan summed it up: "Grant was a leader on the Grizzly offensive Ibm the pasl three years. A three year statler at right gat~td Grant was a cery reliable blocker and ofte~ reminded o~',ets of their responsibili- lies. He also started on the defensive liar at defensive tackle his j~nior and senior ~asons. "'Anow was a two year st0J'tef at right tight end. He established himself hisjunior year asa very prodecli ve nm blocker and even lx~ame a dangerous receiving threat his senior year. '"r1~ right sick: of th, e o ffertsive line was a slfength of the Grizzly offense the past couple seasons and these two individuals am the mason why. T~ey -set a great example for their teammates each and every day and will bemissed.'" Grant finisked his portion of the interview with, "It's a great day to be a Grizzly." Mankato By Elaine Thomas Memorial weekend ~ rilyn Dia- mond, Bfion and Julie Diamond and family, all of Columbes, Nob.; Allen and Betina Weidman and family, Gothenberg: Mr. and Mrs. Troy Blake, So|inn: Bob Murphy and Kathy Blake, Burr Oek; and Ruger Rightmeier were Sunday dinner guests of Don and Bar- bara Snyder, Afternoon callers were Scott Basel and daughter who were in town from Colorado Springs, Coin Memorial weekend. Ray and Faryl Lunge accompanied their daughter. Corinne Lange, to the wedding of Man Railsback and Allison Siler. The May 28 outdoor wedding was held at a rural ThursUay, dune 9,2016 JEWELL COUNTY RECORD 4A ----,ir'~-- ," ". . - . " o r~- rl. ~ '-~ Row alter row of tents, all the same color of tan. all the same shape atK:l size, all facir~ west, lined tl'~ north end of the Rock Hills High School parking Io1 during the Bike Across Kansas stop o~er in Mankato, Monday. to cily park. hunting lodge near Allen. The dinner and reception was el the Admire Corn- inanity Center. Matt is the grandson of Ray and FaryL Scott, Janelle. Chelsey and Corbin Green, Jewell, and Mahl(m MeDill also attended the wedding ac- tivities, Corbin was a member of the wedding party. The 38l vintage autos that p&~sed 0rough Mankato got the attention of nemy folks who sat along Highway 36 m lawn chairs or vehicles to watch them pass by. The Bike Across Kansas riclets b~ tan arriving in Mankato Monday morn- ing and by afternoon lents were set up atthe Rock Hills High School and beds were filling the ~ym flooL There were 840 rag,sternal riders and many gmh- ered on Commercial Street for the pa- |in party and music. Many county i~si- dents panicipa,ed in this event and welcomed the ride~ to our community with meals, snacks, sleeping awange~ meats and entertainment Much caring and concern has gone lO James Garst and his family this week as he had the misforzune to break his aeek in a fall at his home. He was ~n to Kearm:y whe.~e he had surgery and then ret~ to Je',' ll County Hospital. Syml~thy, ixayess and much love goes toth familyofCleo Hiltgen who died Sanday ~enin8. Rolling Hills Ele.ctric business and employees we.re mov~l, to their new Congratulations ArrowDurant all, and Good Luck at the 8-Manw A All Star Football Game t Saturday, June 11 in Beloit, Kan. . Love, Your Family Walnut AMVETS Wants You[! 34th Annual Walnut Antique how June 17-19, 201 Warnut AMVET$'s Post ~4B- PO Box 74g, WalBUtr Iowa, 61B77 Free Parking 712-784-3710 Free Adm*ssion, r ;;I 300 QUALITY DEALERS 17 CrrY BLOCKS Located al~u150 rndes ea~,! o~ Omaha~ NE and mmlcs wesq of ~ lt,~omes. IA a~ c: