News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.
Hartbank, Patterson top RHS postseason football awards
Dec 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
Both were named Class 3-A all-state, and five more Wolverines earned all-conference honors.
Riverton Wolverines Logan Hartbank and Bo Patterson have been named to the Class 3-A Wyoming high school all-state football team for 2013.
In addition, Hartbank and Bo Patterson, senior Austin Patterson. and juniors Brandon Fullerton, Tristan White, Caleb Richmond and Liam Vincent have been named to the Class 3-A East all-conference first team.
Hartbank, a 5-foot-9, 160-pound senior, was the state's leading receiver, averaging almost 65 yards per game.
"Logan was a great, consistent two-way player on both sides of the ball, and we could always count on him," head coach Pat Patterson said.
Bo Patterson, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound junior, also was selected as the top lineman in the Class 3-A East.
"Bo is a smart, steady lineman. He's always in the right place at the right time. He gives his best all the time, and we can play him anywhere on the offensive live," Riverton head coach Pat Patterson said.
Fullerton, a 6-foot, 155-pound junior, was Riverton's top defender with 85 regular-season defensive points. Fullerton, Riverton's starting quarterback most of the year, also finished the regular season with 979 yards passing, third best in Class 3-A. Fullerton was a Class 3-A East first team pick.
"Brandon was a quiet leader on both defense and offense," coach Pat Patterson said.
White was Riverton's leading rusher with 714 yards, sixth best in Class 3-A. A 5-11, 180-pound junior, he also was the state's second-ranked punter, averaging 36.5 yards per punt during the regular season.
"Tristan was a great, steady, hard runner. He very seldom went down with the first guy. He ran hard all the time," Wolverine head coach Pat Patterson said.
Austin Patterson, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound senior, was Riverton's second-ranked receiver and accounted for more than 90 all-purpose yards per game.
"Austin maybe was the most football savvy kid we had as far as being able to see what was going on and being an aware, football-smart kid," RHS head coach Pat Patterson said.
Richmond, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound junior, ended the regular season with 82 defensive points, including 39 assisted tackles, tops on the team.
"Caleb has come a long way. He gives a good, steady effort on both sides of the ball and is a great two-way player. He's a solid player," Wolverine head coach Pat Patterson said.
Junior linebacker Vincent, 5-foot-11 and 173 pounds, overcame a hamstring injury that sidelined him early in the season. "When you look at the defensive stats for the state and even for our team, you forget that he missed the first few games because of injury," RHS head coach Pat Patterson said.
Vincent finished the regular season with 71 defensive points.
The Wolverines were knocked out of the first round of the state playoffs 52-10 at Star Valley and finished the season with a 4-5 record in Patterson's first year as coach.