Hollis and Nay to play in all-star game; the latter signs with Saginaw Valley State
By JON KLEINKNECHT
Inquirer Sports Editor
Two main cogs from Galion High School’s North Central Conference championship football team will be playing in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic on April 27 in Dayton.
Seniors Mike Hollis and David Nay will be two of three Crawford Countians in the game to be held at Welcome Stadium. Colonel Crawford’s Alec Hetzel will also play.
Hollis — a 5’7″ 180-pound nose tackle — established GHS records in sacks for a season (17 1/2) and tackles for loss (21). He earned All-NCC, All-District and All-Ohio honors.
Nay — the career rushing and scoring leader for the Orange-and-Blue — also plays linebacker. He followed up a 2,002-yards rushing, 184-points season as a junior with nearly 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns in the recently completed campaign. He is a two-time All-Ohioan and is one of 33 football recruits (3 running backs) to sign with Division 2 Saginaw Valley State University earlier this week. SVSU is a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC). Lee Owens — former GHS head football coach — serves in that same capacity at Ashland University, also a member of the GLIAC.
Hetzel — a 6’2” wide receiver and defensive back — was instrumental in Colonel Crawford making its first trip to the playoffs. He was the leading interceptor in the Mansfield area with 8 picks and snagged 53 passes for almost 1,000 yards plus 11 six-pointers. Like Hollis and Nay, he received All-NCC, All-District and All-Ohio recognition.