Foco

2005 All Star West

 

Jon Foco

Outside Linebacker

6’1" 190 lbs.

High School Coach: Al Doty

High School: Pinconning, B

College: Undecided

 

Jon was a three-year starter both ways for the Pinconning Spartans. He played running back in his sophomore and junior seasons. On defense Jon played middle linebacker for his entire career. As a senior he was needed to play quarterback. Jon was co-captain of his team and was voted Most Valuable Player his junior and senior years. Over his three years on defense Jon racked up 453 total tackles, had 10 sacks and 7 interceptions three of which he returned for touchdowns. On the offense he rushed for 1374 yards.

 

Jon also excelled in academics graduating with a 3.6 GPA. He received eleven varsity letters in Spartan varsity sports where he played four years of baseball, basketball and three of football. Jon was also named 2nd Team All State in baseball. Jon was also a member of National Honor Society.

 

Jon thanked, "God first because without him I wouldn’t even be here playing this game. My parents for always being there for me, giving me the courage and strength to play sports and for their support through my high school career. I thank my grandparents for coming to my games. I appreciate their support and encouragement throughout my high school years. I also thank my past and present coaches who taught and worked with me for the past nine years. Lastly, I thank my teammates for pushing me and for their support."

 

2005 All Star West

 

Scott Hekstra

Outside Linebacker

6’3" 225 lbs.

High School Coach: Bob Blaquiere

High School: Grand Rapids South Christian, B

College: Ferris State University

 

Scott played football for South Christian all four years of high school.  As a junior he started as an outside linebacker and also punted.  In his senior year he played outside linebacker, punted, played tight end and was the kicker for the Sailors.  A game he and his teammates will fondly remember was when he kicked a game-winning 25-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to give the Sailors sole possession of the O-K Gold Conference championship.

 

Football was Scott’s favorite sport but he also enjoyed participating in each sport season at South Christian.  He enjoyed playing hockey for the Sailors, running track, and playing on South Christian’s tennis team.  He also enjoyed the competition of intramurals during the noon break.

 

Scott was active during his years at South Christian.  He was involved in Young Life and was a Campaigner leader.  He sang in choir, participated in the Peer Tutoring, was on Student Council, and represented his class on the Homecoming Court.

 

Awards

All Conference 1st Team, Grand Rapids Press/South Advance, 2004

All Area Dream Team, Grand Rapids Press, 2004

All State Honorable Mention, Detroit Free Press, 2004



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