Bauman earns All-State honor from Michigan High School Football Coaches Association


OTTAWA LAKE – Whiteford offensive tackle Noah Bauman is just a junior, but already one of the most decorated football players in Bobcat history.

Today, Bauman earned another honor, being named to the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association First Team All-State squad.

“He was dominant on both sides of the ball this season,” Whiteford coach Jason Mensing said. “He had an outstanding season for. He’s one of our leaders and I anticipate even better things from him next year.”

Bauman has started every game on the Whiteford varsity since his freshman season began – 29 straight games.

As a sophomore the 6-3, 285-pound Bauman was first team All-State by the Associated Press, Detroit News and Detroit Free Press. He was named First Team All-TCC and All-Region by the coaches association this season after anchoring a Bobcat offense that ran for 2,300 yards, averaging nearly six yards a carry.

On defense, Bauman had 20 solo tackles and made 11.5 tackles for loss.

Here’s a look at Bauman’s honors:


  • Honorable Mention All-TCC


  • First Team All-TCC
  • First Team All-Monroe County Region (Monroe News)
  • First Team All-State (Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News)


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