LEROY \u2013 Seniors Dakota Wieczorek and Cason Rawson will be closing out their seasons Friday night for the Pine River Bucks at Beal City. For both it\u2019s been a memorable season for several reasons. Wieczorek has been at running back most of the year although he was pressed into action a couple of games with No. 1 quarterback Skyler Nelson, who sustained a season-ending collarbone injury. \u201cIt\u2019s been a challenge,\u201d he said. \u201cWe\u2019ve had to move people around to different positions and see what we can do. We\u2019ve had to overcome some adversity.\u201d Wieczorek had seen quarterback action in past seasons at a different school on the freshman team. When Nelson went down, Wieczorek had been pegged to be the quarterback with very limited experience. The biggest transition to that spot, he said, \u201cis definitely being able to call the plays,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019m not the biggest passing threat but I can give it to you.\u201d Running was obviously Wieczorek\u2019s biggest asset as a quarterback, On week 7 in a win over Marion, Pine River put Mitch McDonald, who had some health issues of his own, into the quarterback spot. \u201cMitchell did really good, I was surprised with how good he did,\u201d Wieczorek said. \u201cI know he was good on the JV level. He\u2019s made the transition on the varsity level.\u201d Wieczorek smiled while admitting it didn\u2019t necessarily hurt his feelings to move back to being a ball carrier. \u201cRunning back is my position. I love running back,\u201d he said. \u201cI like being the workhorse, pretty much.\u201d Cason Rawson has been focusing on defensive tackle this season for the Bucks. It\u2019s his first year at tackle. He had been a linebacker and nose guard prior to that. \u201cI like (defensive tackle) more than linebacker,\u201d he said. \u201cI\u2019m way more physical than most of the people I come up against.\u201d Injuries have taken their toll on the Bucks. \u201cWe\u2019ve pretty much been holding our own,\u201d Rawson said. \u201cClay Stokes, he was one of our main linebackers and he\u2019s out (for personal reasons).\u201d The Bucks face an undefeated Beal City team this week. Cutting down mental mistakes will be critical, Rawson said. But the win against Marion on homecoming was a sweet one. \u201cIt was big, we hadn\u2019t won a homecoming in awhile. It meant a lot to us to win that,\u201d he said.