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August 26, 2013

A Don McCormack column: Little ham, lots of cheese!

We asked several area football players, ‘If they were to name a sandwich after you, what would it be called?’ Their responses really cut the mustard

Everyone knows what a rough-and-tumble, sometimes-brutal, game football, even that played at the high school level, can be.

As preseason workouts worked their way to an ebb, I figured I’d throw a question at a bunch of players across our coverage area in an attempt to lighten the mood, so to speak.

So, I threw this pass at them, wondering if they would catch it, and fortunately for all of us, most of them did just that:

If a sandwich was be named at you, what would it be called?

The responses of the guys, which follow, were certainly more than a bit interesting to read!

The Wolverine — because I look like him!

— R.J. Nelson (pictured), Conneaut

Big Mac

— Joe McDonald, Riverside

The Polish Hammer — because I crack kids and that’s what my coach calls me!

— Matt Kozlowski, Geneva

The Connor Special — the one with everything on it!

— Connor Lowe, Perry

The Takacs Smash

— Jason Takacs, Grand Valley

The Hurricane

— Kurt Smith, Madison

The Big Man Burger — for linemen only!

— Matthew Fitchet, Edgewood

The Rusty Pines

— Michael Sorine, Perry

The Big “E”

— Eric Stroski, Riverside

The Pitbull

— Hunter Rhoades, PV

The Bid Daddy!

— Malik Carlton

The Double-Decker Honeybadger, with a side of Nims

— Glenn Zaller, Grand Valley

Ricky’s Double Pounder

— Rick Simcic, Madison

The Hawaiian Delight

— Sam Distelrath, Conneaut

The Shockingly Good One

— Quintin Ratliff, PV



The GMV — you don’t know what it stands for, but it is amazing!

— Garrett Vaught, Lakeside

The Snake — with a side of G and D.

— Jake Vormelker, Grand Valley

The Muscular Mac-Attack Burger!

— Justin Butler, Jefferson

The Double Whammy

— Sonny Remington, Riverside

Chronic Disaster

— Brandon Pakkala, Geneva

The Big Bru

— Maxx Brubaker, Riverside

The McStud!

— J.T. Willis, PV

The Criispy Love Burger!

— Riis Smith, Edgewood

The Bubbanator — stacked a foot tall, with lots of BACON!

— Brandon “Bubba” Hagerdon, Jefferson

The Bo-Licious

— Bo Ransom, Madison

The Ankle Biter — because after it hits you, you will hit the ground!

— Joey Baitt, Jefferson

T-Loaf

— Tyler Loftus, Lakeside

The Herculean Hogie

— Ronnie Varckette, Geneva

The Bonc-Bonc

— Jonah Ashley, Jefferson

McCormack is the sports editor of the Star Beacon. Reach him at donmac@suite224.net.

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