Congratulations go out for the following post-season honors:
TEAM - Division 3 District 1 Champions
OK Green All-Conference 1st Team: Al Lake-LB, Micah Dekens-OL, Josh Lee-DB, Mickey Sturm-LB, Jarod Rodgers-RB, and Jake Bylsma-QB
OK Green All-Conference Honorable Mention: Phil Sattler-DL, Max Bretweiser-OL, Erik Chard-DB, Travis Baker-DB
Grand Rapids Press Dream Team 2nd Team: Micah Dekens-OL, Al Lake-LB, Erik Chard-DB, Jarod Rodgers-All Purpose
Associated Press Division 3-4 All-State Honorable Mention: Micah Dekens-OL
"A Winning Tradition"
In the 38 seasons since 1975, the Bulldogs have produced 29 winners. The 12 Bulldog MHSAA playoff appearances match the Hamilton Hawkeyes 12 appearances for most amongst OK Green teams.
Building on the tradition through Integrity, Teamwork, and Perseverance.
"Greatness is made when the stadium is empty but is revealed when the stadium is full."
- Ron Brown, Univ. of Nebraska
BYRON CENTER FOOTBALL
Rise and Shine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riflJ4gDYI8
“When you are knocked down, you have only two choices; wallow and feel sorry for yourself, or get up, suck it up, and carry on as if no one can beat you. You choose.
Each time you face that choice, you shape your own destiny ever so slightly. If you are on a team, you shape the destiny of your teammates as well. Each time you hang your head and turn down the challenge, it becomes a little more likely that you will take the easy way out next time. Each time you act with courage and opt for the right thing, you increase the odds you will choose well the next time you are knocked down.
In time, you will become a product of your own accumulated responses. If you are courageous and answer each ‘gut check’, you will become a success long before you ever win.”
(Bill Curry, Perseverance not points, true measurement for teams, written for ESPN)