Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

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Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by football2323 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:47 am

Just wondering what every ones opinion is.



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Post by Chieftain Fan » Thu May 04, 2017 4:11 pm

I'm not one to point out best players in any sport that is a team sport. So here I go . I think there is some excellent defensive and offensive players that on any particular play could be considered best player then the next play someone else makes a great play. I think the best player will be the one that shows the best leadership and the one that the rest can depend on giving his best. I will check back later to see if any names appear on this thread and why they should be considered best defensive player.

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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Thu May 04, 2017 4:44 pm

Logan has had many hard nosed defensive players over the years. Too many to point out specifically, at different D positions.

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Post by cbolt » Thu May 04, 2017 6:10 pm

Are we talking about this coming year or past years? If past years the player that sticks out the most for me was Matt Mong. It seems like he was in on every tackle.The 2001 team was the most suffocating defense I ever remember.They stymied the high powered Dublin Shamrocks.

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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Thu May 04, 2017 6:19 pm

Was asking myself the same question about this thread Bolt. How can one gauge this year when it isn't even here yet? :lol: :lol: :lol: But there's been many headhunters on the D-side of the ball over years.

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Post by noreply66 » Thu May 04, 2017 6:27 pm

Talking about defensive players, did anyone else see Henthorne run the final 100 of the 4x1 Tuesday night?

I wouldn't want to be hit by him at full speed.
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Thu May 04, 2017 6:30 pm

noreply66 wrote:Talking about defensive players, did anyone else see Henthorne run the final 100 of the 4x1 Tuesday night?

I wouldn't want to be hit by him at full speed.
Didn't see it, but it would be like getting hit by a Semi. :shock: :shock:

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Post by noreply66 » Thu May 04, 2017 6:41 pm

It seemed like it was in the low 12s
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Post by cbolt » Thu May 04, 2017 8:03 pm

Did anybody get a seismic reading from the richter scale that day?

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Post by noreply66 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:07 am

cbolt wrote:Did anybody get a seismic reading from the richter scale that day?
With all the big boys being the two relay teams the earth was rocking.
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Post by 1987chieftains » Fri May 05, 2017 7:18 am

always loved the fatman relays.
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Post by doubleplay643 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:06 am

football2323 wrote:Just wondering what every ones opinion is.

From everything I have read, hands down, no questions asked it was Paladin

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Re: Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by football2323 » Fri May 05, 2017 8:49 am

Kory's spit on the 4x1 was a 12.98

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Post by noreply66 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:55 pm

doubleplay643 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 8:06 am
football2323 wrote:Just wondering what every ones opinion is.

From everything I have read, hands down, no questions asked it was Paladin

Very possible
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Post by noreply66 » Fri May 05, 2017 7:57 pm

football2323 wrote:
Fri May 05, 2017 8:49 am
Kory's spit on the 4x1 was a 12.98
Is that counting the bad hand off? Looked like he had to stop and wait for the 3rd man.
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Post by LHS 72 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:08 am

Kenny Culberson Stared at West Virginia in the mid 70's Linebacker!

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Post by noreply66 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:10 am

LHS 72 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:08 am
Kenny Culberson Stared at West Virginia in the mid 70's Linebacker!
Taken by the Cowboys
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Post by TRENCHFOOT » Sat May 06, 2017 9:35 am

noreply66 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:10 am
LHS 72 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:08 am
Kenny Culberson Stared at West Virginia in the mid 70's Linebacker!
Taken by the Cowboys
Yep.

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Re: Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by Paladin » Sat May 06, 2017 9:47 am

First, Paladin was an All-SEOAL and All-SeoDistrict "Offensive" lineman. While he also started as a down defensive end on a four man front and a decent player at that, he was far from great. Good, yes. But nowhere near the best Logan DL. Not even close. Logan has had better studs than him.
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Post by Chieftain Fan » Sat May 06, 2017 4:41 pm

I took it as being current players . If past players I will comment that I believe around 1963 BIG DADDY STEWART was feared by a lot of teams . He could ruin your day from what I've been told . Any one around with any details or stories ?

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Post by noreply66 » Sat May 06, 2017 5:52 pm

Does anyone remember Lloyd Simmons? The guy was strong as a bull. He was better than thought.
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Post by Paladin » Sat May 06, 2017 10:14 pm

Bobby (Big Daddy) Stewart started beside me at DT at 280 lbs. in the '61 season. Mike smith (260) started at the other DT and John Wells (210) played the other DE on the weak side. LB were Rob Johnson who started for 3 years at LB for Ohio St. And Dee Gabriel was the other LB. Bobby was a good team mate. He still alive ?
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Re: Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by loganlocos » Mon May 08, 2017 10:07 am

Paladin -

I think I was told that Big Daddy had passed. But I'm sure you may be better connected than me at this point to confirm. He and Rob Johnson were the last 4-year lettermen at LHS (1960-63) until Bryce McBride accomplished the feat in 2012-15. LHS had three freshmen earn letter last fall.


As for the question, if we're talking all time, here's a shot at a list from the '50s till now:

Defensive line: Bill DeLong (1956-1959), Bob Risch (1956-58), "Big Daddy" Bob Stewart (1960-63), Steve Mowery (1962-64), Curtis Rose (1985-87), Jim Redd (1987-89), Ryan Berry (1996-98), Jim Bennett (1998-2000), Rob Rose (2002-04), Ty Kratzenburg (2003-05), Cameron Kiger (2004-06), Jon Neff (2006-08), Reggie Wesselhoeft (2011-13), Kory Henthorne (2014-16)

Linebackers: Robbie Johnson (1960-63), Chuck Kemper (1965-67), Ken Culbertson (1970-72), Brad Tucker (1975-77), Eric Veidt (1984-86), Bryan Lambert (1989-91), Tom Smith (1990-92), Johnny Conrad (1998-2000), Matt Mong (1999-2001), Corey Kissling (2005-07), Patrick Angle (2007-09), Bryce McBride (2012-15)

Defensive backs: Gene Morgan (1955-57), Mike Brown (1956-58), John Gasser (1963-65), Greg Poston (1965-67), Scott Gasser (1975-77), Mark Ruggles (1977-79), Mitch Trucco (1980-82), Chad Zimmerman (1992-94), Jesse Henestofel (1998-2000), Tory Kratzenburg (2002-04), Lucas Wright (2005-07), Isaiah Smith (2013-15)

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Re: Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by loganlocos » Mon May 08, 2017 10:10 am

As for the current crop of Chieftains, I see it this way:

Logan has to expect a big season out of last year's sophomores; Sam Hall and Tyler Cummin at end and outside linebacker respectively.

The Ruff brothers need to make a leap forward at linebacker.

I think Charlie Kline could be a top centerfield-like free safety as a sophomore. Kamryn Carter will probably be asked to play more consistently on defense.

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Post by Paladin » Mon May 08, 2017 3:00 pm

Thanks, Locos. I hadn't asked before about Big daddy, so I didn't know. I'm skipping our class reunion this year, 55th, where I would have got lots of new info.

Your historic list looks good, some I played with and others I saw play and a few I coached. Saw one of the Rose boys up here play at Slippery Rock.

Heres to a better year in football for Logan this fall, lol
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Re: Who is the best defensive player at Logan?

Post by moonshine » Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:37 am

LHS 72 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:08 am
Kenny Culberson Stared at West Virginia in the mid 70's Linebacker!
Kenny was a seek and destroy LB with a nasty mean streak on the field!

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Post by LHS 72 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:59 pm

moonshine wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:37 am
LHS 72 wrote:
Sat May 06, 2017 8:08 am
Kenny Culberson Stared at West Virginia in the mid 70's Linebacker!
Kenny was a seek and destroy LB with a nasty mean streak on the field!
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