Cameron having strong season for Bucks

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LEROY — Dan Cameron has emerged as a key player for Pine River’s football team in his senior season.

Cameron has been on the varsity for two seasons. He’s been at center and defensive line.

“I’m getting off the ball faster and knowing the plays a little bit better,” he said, adding that as a center, “I block well. There’s the smallness of me, but I still (do OK) for my size (5-11, 165).”

Cameron, who also is on the kickoff and kick return teams, feels he gets off the ball effectively.

On the line, he’s been filling in for Tyler McCurry, while he was out with injuries

“He also plays defensive line for us,” Pine River Coach Terry Martin said. “We have a three-man rotation at defensive end and he’s one of those three. It’s a pretty even three-man rotation.”

The Bucks, 7-3, made their first playoff appearance since 2005 last Friday at Tawas and came up with a 25-19 victory. It’s the Bucks first career playoff win.

“It’s been fun,” Cameron said. “We’ve come together as a team.”

A tough loss to Beal City was among the team’s best games, Cameron said.

“We realized that we could come back,” Cameron said, adding that the key to beating McBain, in what proved to be the game that got the Bucks in the playoffs would be “do our jobs and come off the ball fast.”