University of Montana football fans should be excited for their team's latest incoming prospects out of Class A.
Polson quarterback Tanner Wilson and linebacker Matthew Rensvold, both Griz commits, were named offensive and defensive players of the year in Northwest A, respectively, this week following the 2016 season. Both were also named to the Class A all-state team on offense, where Rensvold also plays receiver.
Wilson and Rensvold connected 56 times for 1,025 yards and 12 touchdowns for the Pirates (7-2 overall), according to leaguelineup.com/nwmta. Wilson added another 979 yards rushing.
The two led a list of six Pirates who made the all-state team, including running back Colton Cote, who rushed for 946 yards and six more touchdowns.
Columbia Falls' Trevor Hoerner will join Wilson and Rensvold next year in Griz fall camp, after the Wildcat had an all-state year himself. The 6-foot-4, 220 pound linebacker made the all-state squad and was also an all-conference tight end.
Sidney's Michael McGinnis, a safety who has committed to Montana as well, also earned all-state honors out of the Eastern A.
C. Falls, the Class A runner up, put six on the all-state team including Hoerner. Dakota Bridwell, the record-setting senior quarterback for the Cats, made the cut and was named first-team all-conference at the QB position along with Wilson.
Hamilton's workhorse fullback, Manny Rivera, who led the Southwest A in rushing yards with 1,352 yards, also made the all-state list.
Whitefish's Tyler Cote is an all-stater at running back and Alex Gavlak made the cut at tight end for Stevensville. Frenchtown's Jacob Price was the lone Bronc all-state representative, cracking the list as a wide receiver.