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Chesterton 50th Anniversary Team

Compiled with the help of the Chesterton High School Athletics Department, here are the top Chesterton football players from the first 25 years and the last 25 years, with accolades in parentheses.

1960-85

Rich Sammons, 1960, QB (played baseball at Stanford, Purdue)      Don Larson, 1960, FB

Ralph Miller, 1960, RB           Randy Tavernier, 1963, QB                Joe DeSarro, 1964, RB (Wyoming)

Bob Bloom, 1965, FB             Dennis Evans, 1965, OL (Western Michigan)           

Mike Griffin, 1965, RB          Jay Mathias, 1966, QB (First Chesterton All-Stater; Indiana)

Greg Tavernier, 1966, WR                  Nick Griffin, 1967      Dennis Keck, 1967, End        

Keith 'Ki Ki' Sitar, 1967, RB              Dan Boy, 1967            Chuck Keck, 1967

John Ray, 1969, WR                           Jack Simanski, 1969, QB                    John Graves, 1969, FB

Jim Plisky, 1970, Line (All-State)       Tony Schmidt, 1970, RB        Louie Jarrett, 1971, QB

Dennis DeKoker, 1971 (All-State)     Rich Hubbard, 1970, End       Tom Purdy, 1970, K

Randy Haddox, 1971, K (Texas A&M)         Mike Westergreen, 1972, QB (All-State)

Tim "Mighty Mac' McGinty, 1973, RB          Ron Pearman, 1973, LB         Jack Cutler, 1974, RB            

Pete Ferrari, 1974, WR              Bill Crockett, 1975, OL/DL (All-State)         Ray Banary, 1977, QB          

Mark Armstrong, 1977, K/P (All-State)         Chuck Crockett, 1978, OL/DL (All-State)    

Rich Raffin, 1978, WR (21.6 yards per catch, All-State; Northwestern)      John Lundahl, RB, 1980        

Mitch Walker, 1981, OL (All-State)               Robin Haddox, 1981              Mike Cochran, 1981              

Don Conklin, 1983, LB                                  Brad Wolfe, 1983, RB/LB     Jim Raffin, 1984, QB

1985-2010

Don Jeffries, 1985 (All-State)                                    Brian Miller, 1985, QB           Keith Davison, 1989, DL

Vance Fyock, 1991, RB                     Roger Phelps, 1992, DE                     Brent Walker, 1992

Joe Lewandowski, 1992, OL/DL (Western Michigan; Arena League)          Terry Chestovich, 1992

Jason Denny, 1995, QB                      Jeff Bengert, 1995, WR                      Jeff Burbach, 1995, WR

Mike Totalovich, 1996, RB                Andy Pack, 1998, RB                         Todd Basich, 1998, OL/DL

Ryan Cartwright, 1999, QB (Kent)    Bevan Coulopoulos, 1999, WR          Curt Bachman, 2000, RB

Nick Bachman, 2001, QB                   Greg Blazak, 2001, K                         Jon Miegl, 2002, FB

Zack Wellsand, 2002, WR/DB (All-State, All-Star)                          Nick Haas, 2002, DB

David Hyska, 2002, OL/DL               Casey Martin, 2004, QB (Notre Dame, baseball)

Matt Maple, 2004, WR                       Heath Cartwright, OL, 2004 (Miami, Ohio)

Kyle Yelton, 2005, P/K (Illinois)                    Adam Hutnick, 2006, WR/DB (Hillsdale)

Grant Cartwright, 2006, LB (Central Micihgan)        Ryan Meyers, 2006, WR (Valparaiso)

Travis Anderson, 2006, WR (Valparaiso)      

Alex Beierwalter, 2007, QB (Eastern Mich; St. Francis)       Sam Jaeger, 2007, OT/DT (Western Mich)

Mark VanDenburgh, 2007, OT/DT (Eastern Michigan)         Aaron Knight, 2008, QB (St. Francis)