Athlete of the Week
Our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the Week didn’t necessarily pile up the biggest statistics in playoffs last weekend but coaches agreed they certainly played big roles in the outcome.
Female Athlete of the Week honors go to Choteau Sr. Asia Bouma. One of her biggest games statistically was the first undefeated match against Glasgow where she led the team in blocks and was 2nd in kills.
Choteau Coaches Carla May and Ann Funk agreed that Bouma really “stepped up in clutch situations, making a key shot to maintain momentum or gain a side out when the Bulldogs really needed one.” Bouma is a middle or outside hitter, and the coaches say “we really had great success when she was in the middle because of her speed and quickness to get a block. She also had several key serve runs and it all helped Choteau to win another Divisional Championship and a trip to this week’s State B Tournament in Bozeman.
Our Male Athlete of the Week did create some bigger statistics, but it might have been some of his blocking and tackling that was most impressive. CJI Jr. Adam Grammar at 5’9” and 200 lbs is a force to deal with a continually led the way on runs by tailback Nate Nelson. Early in the 3rd quarter the Jr. Fullback had his biggest offense play of the game when he took the direct snap, pitched back to QB Braden Mattson, blocked and then became the receiver when Mattson was almost trapped in the end zone, and Grammar made the catch and went 76 yards down the sideline to set up a CJI score that got them back to within one point. He also scored the Hawks 1st Touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Grammar ended the day with 3 catches for 96 yards and 5 runs for 19 yards along with 9 solo tackles on defense.
We also received a quality nomination for Valier Sr. Tyler VandenBos who scored the Panthers’ only Touchdown and the extra point kick in Valier’s playoff game against Froid-Medicine Lake.
Congratulations to our KSEN/K96 Bozeman Trophy Athletes of the Week, Sr. Asia Bouma of Choteau and Jr. Adam Grammar of the CJI Hawks. The Athlete of the Week is sponsored locally by McDonald’s in Cut Bank. McDonald’s honors our Athlete’s with two free value meals each.