The 13-0 1985 Division 5 State Champion Wolves were honored at halftime of the Manawa-Amherst football game Friday, Sept. 17.
A buffet dinner was held at Smith’s Manawa Steak House prior to the halftime introductions. After the game, the players and coaches returned to Smith’s to watch the 1985 state tournament games on DVD and reminisce. Undoubtedly, the stories were enhanced and larger than the original occurrences!
Players and coaches who attended were: Seniors – Brian Bessette, Bill Erickson, Kelly Klemm, Todd Lieberman, Bob Lowney, Brian Rill, Rob Rosenau, John Smith, Pete Thompson and Tim Wandtke; juniors – Kevin Abraham, Rick Dean and Gaeton Philippon; sophomores – Buck Behnke, Dean Beyer, Bart Bonikowske, Joe Griffm, Rod Lucht, Pat O’Brien, Greg Schuelke and Todd Welch; stat men – Ron Drath and Mike Frazier; coaches – Bob Roloff, Dan Peterson, Jim Quinn, Gerry Hackbarth and Bob Lieberman.
The 1985 Wolves extend special appreciation Larry Squires for providing the DVDs and a collection of newspaper articles.