Jackson Wade becomes second Big Horn to make All-State team

By Amanda EggerEBS Senior Editor 

BIG SKY – Coming on the heels of the Big Horns’ best season to date, in which they posted a 6-3 record in the regular season, four Lone Peak football players have been recognized with All-Conference honors.

On offense, senior Jackson Wade was named to the first team All-Conference in the guard position; on defense, he made the second team in the defensive end slot.

“Jackson had an incredible season on both sides of the ball,” said LPHS head coach Adam Farr. “[He’s] fast, agile, smart, has good size and actually has great hands as well.

“He’s a player that I would like to see pursue playing at the next level,” Farr added. “I think he potentially has that ability.”

Wade was also nominated to the All-State team—the best players from all four conferences are nominated to field positions on two 8-man teams, who then play each other on June 2. Wade is just the second Big Horn to achieve this honor after Eddie Starz, the former Big Horn quarterback who was named to All-State in 2016.

Junior Milosz Shipman made the first team All-Conference in the kicker position.

“He’s an all-around weapon when it comes to the kicking game,” Farr said. “He consistently kicked with a great deal of accuracy all season [and] got us out of a lot of jams when we were backed up with a great deal of distance on the wrong side of the field.”

Howie Robin was named to the second team in the wide receiver position. “He had an incredible season,” Farr said. “He improved dramatically over the last year [and] had 18 touchdown receptions on the year, which is, I believe, an all-time {LPHS} record.

“He was certainly the go-to this season and a huge part of our success,” Farr continued.

The second leading scorer for the 2017 season was senior Liam Germain, who made honorable mention for the All-Conference offensive team. Farr commended his quickness and ability to outmaneuver and outrun defenders. “He was a very shifty runner [and] racked up a ton of yards and touchdowns this season.”

The Flint Creek Titans, a co-op team that knocked the Big Horns out of the playoffs with a 60-0 win in Drummond on Oct. 28, marched on to become state champions. On Oct. 18, they beat Forsythe 44-30, handing the Dogies their only loss of the season and securing their own undefeated record.