Amilio Flores’ eyes lit up when new Trojans’ varsity football coach Greg Vargas said Fruitport was going to put the ball in the air a little bit more this past fall.
Flores, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end, took advantage.
Flores hauled in four catches for 60 yards this fall, but his bigger impact came on the defensive line, where he helped lead a Trojans’ defense that gave up only 155 points in 10 games. That number was even more impressive prior to their 45-6 playoff loss to Grand Rapids Christian.
On defense, Flores finished with 49 tackles, fourth on the team. He had four sacks and several other tackles for loss.
On Wednesday, Flores pledged his services to Northwood University, a member of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), where he’ll most likely contribute on the defensive side of the ball.
Flores becomes the second Trojan in the past several years to commit to Northwood. Andrew Harig recently wrapped up his senior season for the Timberwolves. He saw action in 10 games this past fall and earned GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honors.