Rawson proves to be scoring threat for Bucks


LEROY  — Colten Rawson doesn’t know if he’ll be a major scorer for the Pine River soccer team this season.

But he sure proved that he was last week against McBain Northern Michigan Christian.

The Pine River senior scored both of his team’s goals in the 7-2 loss.

“The first one was kind of lucky,” he recalled. “They were kind of wide open and it rolled in. It wasn’t that great of a kick. The second one was right between his legs.”

The Bucks have a young team this season although seniors like Rawson will be counted upon heavily to contribute.

“It was all right,” he said of his team’s performance against McBain NMC. “It was what we expected. There’s room for improvement.”

Rawson usually is a defender.

“I guess my main role was midfield,” he said. “This is my first year of scoring. I’m looking forward to it.”

Defensively, Rawson thought his team played well against McBain NMC. 

“There’s a lot of new kids so I guess we still are getting used to each other,” he said.

Ball handling is an area where Rawson feels he has improved this season.

“Probably I’m best in passing,” he said.

The Bucks are short in numbers this season but still have hopes for winning. The key will be playing together “keep short passes and play the triangle,” Rawson said.

The Bucks are home Thursday against Big Rapids Crossroads.