Abrams, Janowiak lead All-BCS team

NILES — Jordan Abrams and Conner Janowiak of Brandywine were named the offensive and defensive players of the year on the BCS All-White Division football team, which was released recently.

The Bobcats, champions of the BCS Athletic Conference White Division, landed three players on the first-team offense, four players on the first-team defense and the only member of the first-team special teams.

Running backs Abrams and Robert Gordon were joined on the offense by wide receiver Shane Brown.

Janowiak was joined on the defense by linemen Jacob Douglass, Brock Prenkert and Ryan Clingaman.

Bryce Taberski was a first-team pick as a kicker.

Ty Mickiewickz and Bryce McLane were honorable mention selections as offensive line and quarterback.



First-team offense

Jordan Abrams – Brandywine, running back 

Robert Gordon – Brandywine, running back 

Joe Schmidt – River Valley, running back 

Shane Brown – Brandywine, wide receiver

Jared Russell – South County, offensive line

Josh Clark – River Valley, quarterback

Cooper Harrington – River Valley, offensive line

Christian Monconduit – LMC, quarterback

Offensive Player of the Year

First-team defense

Conner Janowiak – Brandywine, linebacker

Justin Jirtle – River Valley, linebacker

Jacob Douglass – Brandywine, defensive line

Sid Jewell – River Valley, defensive back

Conner Casey – LMC, linebacker

Brock Prenkert – Brandywine, defensive back

Ben O’Donnell – South County, DL

Ryan Clingaman – Brandywine, DL

Defensive Player of the Year

First-team special teams

Bryce Taberski – Brandywine, K

Honorable mention

Daniel Fairchild – South County, DL

Ty Mickiewicz – Brandywine, O-Line

Bryce McLane – Brandywine, QB

Henry Branch – South County, QB

Matt Mulligan – South County, RB

Drew Holub – River Valley, LB

Jake Jozwiak – LMC, D-Line

Chase Ehlert – River Valley, RB

Terrence Allen – LMC, LB


Berrien County

Berrien County Sheriff’s Office receives donation of body armor for K9s


New MRI technology now available in Niles

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien, Van Buren counties reports new COVID-19 deaths


Niles Scream Park raises more than $109,000 for local groups


SMC grad serving patients at the Cleveland Clinic Las Vegas


Family mourns Niles native killed following traffic stop in New Mexico


Niles, Cassopolis students receive United Way scholarship awards


Buchanan Community Schools finds unique solution to serving food during remote learning


Libby Ann’s set to re-open following COVID closure


Niles group aspires to spread holiday cheer

Berrien County

COVID-19 UPDATE: Berrien County reports one new COVID-19 death


Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

Berrien County

Berrien County Board of Health discusses COVID-19 vaccine deployment


Teens arraigned on felony charges following police pursuit

Berrien County

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager


National Guard to host TroopsGiving Food Drive in Dowagiac

Berrien County

Michigan State Police seeks participants for National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest


Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets


Niles dealership collects food, toys for those in need


With stolen cars on the rise, Niles police urge drivers to lock vehicles


Dowagiac Rotary Club, Rotary Foundation gifts $1,000 to C. Wimberley’s Feed the Hungry campaign

Berrien County

PACE of Southwest Michigan announces new CEO


Niles teens arrested following vehicle pursuit


Two sheriff’s deputies treated following Niles Township apartment fire