2011 Ron Fancher
High School Coach: Shawn Griffith
High School: Constantine, C
College: Manchester College
Ron is the son of Denise and Ron Fancher Sr. He has an older brother Corey (27).
Ron began playing football in the fifth grade in Rocket football. His three-year starting run on varsity started his sophomore year when he was brought up to start as a tight end and outside/middle linebacker. As a sophomore he made the All Conference and All Area teams. His junior year, he started at the same two spots and also took over the long snapping duties on a team that went 11-2 on their way to the state semi-finals. He earned All Conference and All District First Team as a junior. His senior year he was named co-captain, and started at tight end, middle/outside linebacker, and got some snaps at fullback. Ron also took on the kickoff, place kicking, and punting duties. The Falcons once again made a run deep in the playoffs, making it to the semi-finals for the second year in a row. Ron led his team with 89 tackles and was voted as Co-MVP Special Teams. Ron also received All State honorable mention, All Area Dream Team, and was named the Division 5-8 Player of the Year.
Ron also started on the Falcon’s baseball team. He made All Conference all four years, and All Area sophomore and junior years. He made the All District and All Regional teams his sophomore and junior years. His junior year he made 2nd team All State, posting a 0.89 ERA, a 9-2 record, and a .486 batting average.
Ron will attend Manchester College in the Fall of 2011 to play both football and baseball. He said, “I wouldn’t be where I am today without the constant support of both my mom and dad. They have stuck with me through my athletic career and have always been there to guide me in the right direction. They have put numerous hours in to making sure I was always where I needed to be. I also thank all of my coaches, especially Coach Griffith, Coach Baker, and Coach Rimer. Not only have they helped throughout my football and baseball careers, they have also taught me many life lessons and helped shape me into the person I am today. I will never forget Coach Baker’s famous Schoolcraft week speeches and Coach Rimer’s famous quote ‘It’s not the will to win that matters, it’s the will to prepare to win’. My final thanks go out to the whole Constantine Community for their ongoing support throughout my high school career, on and off the field. Playing in Sweetland Stadium wouldn’t be the same without them.”
All Conference, 2008, 2009 & 2010
All Area, 2008, 2009 & 2010
All District 1st Team, 2009
All Area Dream Team, 2010
All State Honorable Mention, 2010
Division 5-8 Player of the Year, 2010