Three local gridders ready for senior game

Friday November 16, 2012


Sports Editor

BENNINGTON -- Three local football players will have one more chance to put on the pads as teammates at the North-South Senior Bowl game, scheduled for Saturday at 12:30 at Castleton State College.

Mount Anthony Union High School running back Zach Bahan and Burr and Burton Academy quarterback Jake Stalcup and receiver Chris Redding have been chosen to represent the South.

Bahan, after switching to running back in the middle of the season, rushed for 503 yards and four touchdowns. He also led the team with 10 catches, three for scores.

"He’s such a good athlete, he’s very deserving of being selected," said MAU coach Bill Hay. "It’s nice to have recognition, especially after a tough season."

Mount Anthony finished 2-7.

Redding, in his first year at Burr and Burton, had more than 1,000 receiving yards for the Bulldogs, the first BBA player with more than 1,000 yards.

Stalcup, the 2011 Gatorade Player of the Year in Vermont as a junior, threw for more than 2,300 yards, leading the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record, losing in the semifinal to Rice.

"I’m honored to suit up for one more game," Redding said. "It’s the best players in the state of Vermont and it’s the last chance to go out and perform."

Redding is in a unique situation. He played at MAU for three years.

"I didn’t get to have a senior day with Zach, so to play with him again is great," Redding said. "I played in Division I for three years, this year in Division II, so I know most of the guys on the team.

"I’m excited to see the product on Saturday."


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