2020 Larry Merx Competitive Scholarship
By DOUG DONNELLY
LANSING — The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association has awarded six scholarships to prep athletes across the state for the 2019-20 school year.Rachel Schelke of Harbor Beach won the Terry Rose Memorial Scholarship at the MHSFCA annual Hall of Fame banquet while Sandyn Cuthrell of Cass City, Bryce Hoff of Portage, Timmy Kipfmiller III of Freeland, Madisyn Ladach of Northville and Jack Schaller of Brighton will receive a Larry Merx Competitive Scholarship.“These young men and women represent everything that is great about high school sports,” said Scott Farley, executive director of the coaches association. “It’s an honor the we, as coaches, can hand out these awards every year to our student athletes from across our state.”The $1,000 Terry Rose Memorial Scholarship is drawn by a lottery at the annual hall of fame banquet.The Merx scholarship is named after the former football coach, past president of the MHSFCA and Hall of Fame member. The five recipients are going in a variety of colleges in the fall:• Cuthrell intends to play baseball at Central Michigan University• Hoff of Portage Central, plans on enrolling at Clemson• Kipfmiller, a Midland High School graduate, is headed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he has already completed basic training• Ladach is studying nursing at Eastern Michigan University• Schaller, from Hartland High School, is going to Michigan Tech University“I feel the many of the lessons that I learned playing football helped me through the (basic training) experience,” Kipfmiller said. “West Point, like high school football, is all about discipline, hard work, perseverance, and mental toughness.”The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association and its members have been devoted to the promotion of high school football since its founding in March 1972.
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