Rimmer among Super 25
Saratoga senior first from school to be selected
February 10, 2021
In the beginning of football season there was real concern if the sport was going to be able survive all the protocols that were being put forth to play. After all, basketball tournaments and track had been casualties the spring before.
All schools in Wyoming knew a major outbreak of COVID-19 could put the season in jeopardy.
To the credit of the conscientiousness of players, coaches and school administrations, the season that began in late August was successfully concluded mid November.
This gave a chance for players around the state to shine.
For 30 years the Casper Star Tribune (Tribune) has been selecting the top 25 football players of the season.
They did so again this year.
For the first time, a player from the Saratoga football program was selected by the Tribune for his efforts. He was even singled out by the paper for it being a first to come from Saratoga.
Rimmer was pleased with the honor.
"It is really cool that all the coaches and people involved in the voting process voted for me to get one of those spots on the first team," Rimmer said. "I really loved getting the honor."
Rimmer said the hard work of the past couple years have been worth it.
"All the work that I have put in has paid off," Rimmer said. "There has been a spotlight, being the first to accomplish this, that definitely feels cool."
Rimmer said the honor is only second to winning the state championship in basketball last year.
"Behind the state championship with my team, this honor is number two," Rimmer said. "Far as personal achievement, it ranks as number one."
Logan Wright, Rimmer's head coach, said that when he looked at Rimmer's stats, he thought his player should be selected, but he just wasn't sure since the team didn't win a playoff game.
"I thought he was top 25 because he led nine man in the state with defensive points and yards, and receiving touchdowns," Wright said. "I think the mix of his abilities in offense and defense made a difference."
Wright said it was not only Rimmer's abilities that got him selected.
"Noah is a high charactor kid," Wright said. "I know they look at who is going to represent the state well and Noah does that."
Rimmer said he has a 3.8 grade point average at the moment. He said there was a lot of support from many around him.
"I have to thank everyone who supported me," Rimmer said. "Coach Wright coming in my sophomore year and believing in me and also the team when we had only seven or eight kids. From that point we accomplished quite a lot."
Both Rimmer and Wright agree, teammate Teegan Love was an important component in Rimmer's success.
"Teegan was the other senior that was at every practice for all three years believing in the program," Wright said. "He is often overlooked in football. Without him, Noah's receiving stats wouldn't be as elite as they are. They supported each other and thrived with each other on the field."
Although there was not a banquet for the players that get the Super 25 title, which usually happens, Rimmer is just happy the season got to end normally as possible.
"Football in high school is over for me right now," Rimmer said. "But I hope when I am in college, hopefully playing football, remembering back to the good old days (of high school), I look back and smile."