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Last Update: 02-04-2015

Please enjoy the pictures taken by Molly Brown the past season and  other seasons at the DeWitt Football Official Picture Site.  

The Panther record book has been updated with 2014 records and All-State page is also updated as well as 2014 Individual Recognition.

DeWitt, MI (02-04-2015): Today was national signing day for football players to make commitments to continue their football careers in college. DeWitt had six players sign today. Congratulations to the players who signed today and good luck with your new teams. And, congratulations to Coach Rob Zimmerman and his staff for developing players of college level caliber.

Rayner Barrera Josh Hanna Ben Heinritz Jacob Johnson Joshua Villegas-Murphy Jacob Wozniewski
Linebacker Davenport University

Lineman Northern Michigan University

Running Back Davenport University Quarterback Central Michigan University Lineman Concordia University Lineman Brown University

The Panthers were fortunate to have several players with All-State recogniation this past fall. The fist part of January, we  featured defensive lineman Josh Hanna. These two weeks, we feature the bull of the Panther backfield, Ben Heinritz.

Ben was named as a Special Mention Associated Press All-State running back for the 2014 season. He was also named Detroit Free Press First Team All-State, Honorable Mention by the Detroit News, Lansing State Journal All-Area and CAAC Red Division All Conference. Ben took over as the top running back during his junior season on a team with an All-State quarterback and for of the best receivers Coach Rob Zimmerman had on a single team. The addition of Ben in the backfield allowed the passing game to flourish and left Ben to run up the middle for tough yardage. His size and strength would blast through arm tackles and his knack for bouncing off of tacklers allowed him to get many yards after initial hits. Heinritz is a north/south running back with subtle movements in direction to make tacklers miss. His running helped DeWitt to the 2013 state finals. His senior year the offense transitioned to a running game featuring Ben. His toughness led to him to carrying 200 times in eleven games and 1,243 with only losing 14 yards during the season. Heinritz blasted his way to 25 touchdowns. His 26th touchdown for the year was a punt block scoop-and-score against St. Johns. He also carried the ball 34 times for 183 rugged yards against Mason His junior year against Linden, he scored on a 93 yard burst off the left side. For his career, Ben carried the ball 365 times for 2,664 yards and 42 touchdowns. He is the first Panther All-State running back since Scott Simon in 1992.

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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