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Senior Profile Dethman Achieves Accomplishments During Career

There have been many highlights during the high school career for Froid High School senior Mason Dethman. One memory was being a freshman quarterback as the Froid/ Lake Red Hawks won their first football title ever in 2020.

“It was a big adjustment from junior high,” Dethman said of playing at the high school level. “It was a grind, taking things one game at a time.”

He admits that he was a little nervous leading up to the title game, which the Red Hawks won by a 4419 final over White Sulpher Springs. “Once you got the first drive out of the way, it felt like another game,” he explained.

After that freshman year, Dethman has led the Red Hawks to another state football championship and also a second-place showing.

“We’ve grown as a community, I think, from sports,” Dethman said. “I’ve grown as a leader and a person. I’ve became a smarter football player.”

He will take that knowledge with him to Bozeman as a recruit for Montana State University’s football team.

The plan is for him to red-shirt his first year and to increase his weight. He thinks he will end up being a linebacker for the Bobcats.

“We will see how my body develops,” Dethman said about his position. “I will try to get on the field as fast as I can.”

First, he has some unfinished business to take care for his high school career. Currently, he is the top offensive threat for the Red Hawks’ basketball squad, which seeks to make a return trip to the divisional tournament.

“We’re getting closer,” Dethman said of the team’s improvement.

During his time in Froid/Lake, the Red Hawks have played in one state basketball championship game and another state tournament.

This spring, he seeks to place again at the state track meet. He finished fourth in the 200 and fifth in the 100 at last year’s state meet. He also was a member of Froid/Lake’s state placing 400-meter relay team and competed in the shot put.

Dethman’s goals include setting a school record in the 100 and placing in the top three at state. He holds the school record in the 200.

He will also golf for the Red Hawks as much as his schedule allows this spring. He attended two meets last year. He finds the sport relaxing. “I’m not terrible. I get a 95 or 100,” Dethman said.

He has also enjoyed his time with the school’s Business Professionals of America program. He has qualified twice for state in expository speaking and interview.

In the classroom, his favorite subject is history and his favorite teacher is Michael Reiter. “He’s a good teacher,” Dethman said. “He involves the class.”

After his busy days with classes, practices or games, he drives 25 miles back to the family farm.

“It’s annoying, but I enjoy it. I like farming,” Dethman said of the travel. His favorite time of the year is harvest when he gets to run the combine. “My dad trusts me pretty much,” he said.

Dethman doesn’t rule out a farming career. He is planning to major in business at Montana State University.

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