The countdown continues as the Battle Creek Enquirer ranks the top 10 high school football players ever at Pennfield.
We will be revealing players on the list all week until we reach No. 1 – the G.O.A.T – the Greatest Of All Time for Pennfield football. So return often to see the list grow.
Reminder, that once we complete the top 10 list, it will then be up to the Battle Creek area to vote for their No. 1 player and to find out if they agree with us.
Voting for the Pennfield G.O.A.T – greatest football player of all time at the school, starts on Friday at http://www.battlecreekenquirer.com
Then, each week, we will do a different city school until we have looked at the top players from each of the program in Battle Creek.
The Top 10 All-Time Football Players at Pennfield:
No. 4: Terry Tindol – Class of 1975
One of the best overall athletes in Pennfield history, Tindol was a standout halfback and linebacker for three seasons for the Panthers on some average teams, never winning more than five games. But while his teams were average, Tindol was a standout. And at the end of his high school career, the 6-foot-2, 200-pounder caught the attention of several big-time college football programs, ultimately signing with Michigan State University. In his senior year, Tindol led the city with 133 tackles with three interception and had 765 yards on offense, scoring 80 points.
What the panel said: ‘Terry was a Pennfield Athlete of the Year and won nine varsity letters.. a great all-around athlete on the football field.’
No. 3: Doug Geno – Class of 1984
A powerful offensive and defensive lineman, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Geno jumped to the Division I level after high school to play at Central Michigan University. Geno helped lead Pennfield to a 22-5 record during his three varsity seasons, including a 9-0 campaign in 1982. Geno later was All-State on a 1983 team that went 8-1 as he set a school record with 22 tackles for loss in a season, coming up with 97 stops overall his final year in green and gold. Geno was an Enquirer Athlete of the Year for 1984 as he was also a state champ in the shot put and was one of the few Pennfield players to compete in the East-West All-Star High School Game.
What the panel said: ‘One of the stronger athletes to play football at Pennfield… dominant.’
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