The Albion College Britons became the outright MIAA League champs over the recent weekend (11/12/11) in a 41-14 win over Trine University. A special congrats to junior running back, Clinton Orr on breaking Albion’s career rushing record (3,163 yards in 28 games) against the Thunder with 200 yards on 28 carries in the game.
Although Orr has made significant personal accomplishments, a league championship does not get won alone. The Britons had a hand full of players that were recognized and placed on the first and second all conference teams (8 first team/ 6 second team) to assist Orr’s accomplishments.
Those who were awarded the 1st team all conference award were:
WR Brian Spencer, OL Eric Woods, OL Chris Ogston, TE Tyler Kramer, RB Clinton Orr, DT C.J. Carroll, LB John Lesinski, and CB Chris Greenwood
Those who were awarded the 2nd team all conference award were:
QB Spencer Krauss, WR JC Cruse, DE Jacob Heinrich, DB Derek Jackson, CB Lorenzo Reese, LB Brett McCarty, and K Nick Pendall
Albion College Football was selected to play the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for their first round in the NCAA D3 playoffs. Whitewater is on a 40-game win streak and are the two-time defending champs in Division III football. Although these statistics would seem intimidating to most people, the Britons are preparing as normal and show no signs of fear or intimidation while strolling through campus.
Wes Dolen, a junior running back says,”The way we see it, nobody other than the players wearing purple on Saturday think we have a chance to win. And that’s okay by us because our opinions are all that matter. We are ready to shock the nation.”
Congratulations to the players and the team for their accomplishments! Go Brits!