The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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

By DON McCORMACK - donmac@suite224.net
Sports Editor

— 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.