Bobcat, Buck golf coaches appreciate gesture

NILES — The golf coaches from Brandywine and Buchanan are both appreciative of the action the BCS Athletic Conference took to honor the class of 2020.

The BCS Athletic Conference decided recently that since the spring sports season had been canceled, it would come up with a way to honor the student-athletes who were not allowed to compete. They came up with the idea of naming each senior first-team all-conference.

The Bobcats had just one senior on the squad, Reese McKee, but according to coach Pepper Martin, he was looking forward to his final year of golf.

“I think this is great for the seniors,” Miller said. “This class has lost so much of their high school experience do to the pandemic. [I am] so happy to see the athletes get the recognition they deserve. It’s not easy to be a student-athlete. Reese McKee was so pumped for this year. I feel terrible he didn’t get to play golf. Our team will really miss him next year.”

The Bucks’ Chris Watkins, in his second season as head coach, had four returning seniors.

“It’s a really cool gesture by the conference,” Watkins said. “Our seniors were looking forward to competing this year and awarding them all conference is a very classy move. All the seniors deserved to be recognized, and this is a great way to do it.”



All-BCS Conference

Berrien Springs

Brady Boone, Jackson Glanzer, Enrique Latino, Colton Stoub



Reese McKee

Brighton Lee is one of four Buchanan seniors to earn BCS All-Conference. (Leader file photo)


Brighton Lee, Lucy Arbanas, Madison Cole, Sean McNeely



Zachary Grandlinard


Lake Michigan Catholic

Max Allen, Connor Casey, Vincent Ireland, Jacob Koenig


New Buffalo

Jacob Fidler


River Valley

Carson Taylor, Connor Brown, Jacob Ashcraft