Opposing defenses had a variety of weapons to worry about when they lined up against Northview on the football field this season. On Wednesday, two members of that team along with the leader of the Knights' defense were recognized by being placed on the All-State Football Team that is compiled by news organizations across the state.
Junior receiver Michael Landry earned a spot on the 4A All-State First Team after a season in which he racked up 1,000 yards in receptions for the Knights. He hauled in 49 catches along with six touchdowns.
Landry is joined in the team by senior quarterback Logan Whitman who received an Honorable Mention All-State nod after another excellent season at the controls of the Knights' potent offense.
Whitman compiled 1,951 yards passing this year that resulted in 15 touchdown throws. He completed 110-of-228 passes this year and his 195.1 yards per game passing average ranked him 13th in the state while his nearly 2,000 yards through the air put him in the top-20 as well.
For his career Whitman threw unofficially for 6,239 yards and had 51 touchdown tosses over the last three seasons.
On the defensive side of the ball, senior Jordan Garrison was the linchpin and leader to the Knights defensive efforts this year. His dedication to the weight room and conditioning programs helped lead him to recognition as an Honorable Mention All-State linebacker.
He registered 90 tackles this season with four sacks for the Knights. Garrison also had 39 solo tackles on the season.
Whitman will graduate as the holder of a multitude of the Knights career and single season football records while Landry still has the opportunity to re-write a few of the receiving records next season as one of the senior leaders of the Northview football squad. Garrison will be a difficult player to replace not only because of his versatility, he played both linebacker and was the starting running back, but because of his leadership and work ethic.