Ty’s top five: week 1

Ty George, Assistant Sports Editor and Chief

Each Thursday I will release my personal top 5 players of the week, regardless of what sport they play. It’s not necessarily going to be 5 players from different sports, meaning there could be multiple players from the same sport. These athletes will also be featured in our daily video via @fhcsportsreport on Twitter. This week there weren’t too many games going on, but these 5 athletes got off to a hot start.

1– Bryce Clay

It was a pretty easy choice to put Bryce at number one. In the Rangers opening game over the Jenison Wildcats, Bryce helped lead the team to victory, scoring in all 3 facets of the game. His first touchdown came when the Rangers were up 7-0, pinned down at the 2-yard line in the closing minutes of the half. He bit on a pass to the full back and took it back 101 yards to the house. The first play out of the half Bryce busted off an 80-yard rushing touchdown. He would go on to return a punt 75 yards to get his third touchdown and carry the Rangers to a 41-0 win.

2-Whitney Currie

The Ranger cross country team had their first meet at Gracewil Country Club on Tuesday. Freshmen Whitney Currie showed out in her first high school meet and that’s why she sits in second place on this week’s top 5. She was 1st overall for the Rangers and 7th overall out of the 13 teams with a time of 20:58.

3-Eric Conerty

Senior forward Eric Conerty, who is returning to the team after a year playing club soccer has carried the scoring load for the Rangers early on in the season. Eric, who is committed to Butler, scored twice against rivals EGR in their 3-0 win. Don’t be surprised if Eric’s name pops up often on our list as he looks to have a dominant senior campaign.

4-Aidan Rynbrandt and Jacob Wiltjer(1 doubles)

In a memorable match, Aidan and Jacob were victorious in a 6-3, 6-1 battle against FHN. Aidan’s opponent was his freshman brother, Cole Rynbrandt, who attends rival school FHN. After losing a few games early on, the older brother got his way and earned his spot in the top 5, along with senior partner Jacob Wiltjer.

5-Moise Guerrier

The senior transfer from Midland Dow had the ball in his hands often and kept the chains moving against the wildcats. A true physical specimen and dynamic runner who can go get 7 yards per carry. He was crucial in some of the early drives and remained consistent throughout the game.