1996 Football Team
Albion blitzed its league rivals, outscoring them 293-67, to gain the last of eight consecutive MIAA championships. The Britons were especially impressive in consecutive weeks, scoring a 41-0 victory over Adrian and a 54-0 victory over Olivet.
Led by MIAA Offensive MVP Kyle Klein, who passed for 1,014 yards and nine touchdowns, and Ray Henke and Virgil Petty, who combined to run for 1,080 yards and 16 touchdowns, the Britons still hold the MIAA record for highest scoring average in a season and they rank third in average rushing yards per game.
Lineman Jason Beglin was the MIAA’s Defensive MVP. Beglin was joined by Henke, receiver Chris Barnett, offensive lineman Jason Carriveau, inside linebackers Neil Johnson and William Webster, defensive back David Lefere, defensive lineman Pat Slone, and kicker Mike Zacha on the all-MIAA team.
All-MIAA second team picks included: Andy Boyd, Scott Gurke, Scott Harris, Kyle Klein, Brian Mack, Brandon O’Connell, Virgil Petty, Mick Rennick, and David Rockwell.
Other team members included: Kevin Curtis, Ryan Maki, Mike Oursler, Tom Raven, Jared Spybrook, Paul Thompson, Chad Abbuhl, Rob Britt, John Gatti, Jamie Glinski, Ray Henke, Matt Henne, Neil Johnson, Mike Jones, John Lloyd, Trent McPheeters, Rusty Mitcham, Joe Pesci, Kevin Rod, Brent Stein, Jamaine Wourman, Troy Wyman, Chad Able, Brian Allen, Shane Bies, Michael Boyle, Mike Brocavich, Jason Carriveau, Ryan Casey, Matt Corona, Tim Corradin, Jr., Ricardo Cotto, Joshua Epstein, Chris Hohlbein, Scott Jesue, Vince Jesue, Matiss Kukaimis, Ian Leahy, Zack Loeprich, Matt McDonald, Yuri Minnick, Brent Nieb, Gabe Priddy, David Roche, Scott Salla, Brad Scheck, Damon Sewell, Bryndon Skelton, John Stadelman, Sam Talsma, Brad TerHaar, Matt Thomas, Dan VanderHart, Eddie Ward II, Rudy Webb, Bill Webster, Michael Williams, Brent Zimmerman, Ryan Ananich, Terry Bailey, Donald Bantilan, Jeff Barker, Colby Bettis, Steve Bowers, David Brown, Matt Byl, Dave Clark, Caleb Conklin, Adam Conrad, Clay Crooks, Kenneth Dixon, Nate Forney, Clifton Foster, Nick Gates, Ryan Giacolone, Ben Gitler, Matt Gray, Zachrril Hamby, Dan Hanlon, Tom Harrison, Dan Horn, David Houck, Brett Imsland, Jim Imsland, Dan Jaskowiak, Damon Jones, John Lessway, Jason Macuga, Andrew Maki, Joseph Mathis, Ryan Maurer, Mike McGee, Kevin McLaughlin, Richard Nicks, Chris Peterson, Mark Pielong, Adam Pringle, James Richards III, Adam Rojeski, Aaron Schmitt, Ryan Sergent, Brian Seymour, Ryan Shaw, Chris Sherry, Brandan Snook, Jeff Staley, Marc Staley, Mike Starkweather, Paul Stencel, Greg Stortz, Ryan Strother, Jon Sweeney, Brian Taylor, Rodney Thomas, Jason Tighe, Jay Todd, Jerome Van Orman, Matthew Ventura, Nikolai Vitti, Donald Wallenfang, Jason Whalen, Pat Worrell, and Jason Zimmerman.