This is the 53rd year for the NewsChannel 7 Football All-Stars, voted on by the coaches of northcentral Wisconsin. Lets meet the 12 players that make up the offensive unit.
We start where most offense's start, on the line.
NATHAN BELISLE from Athens. At 6'4 280, the junior anchors the Blue Jays front line for an offense that averaged more than 36 points and 250 yards rushing per game. Belisle was a first team All-Cloverwood selection for the co-conference champs.
From D.C. Everest, LINDI JUSUFI. His coach calls him a vicious run blocker and a solid pass pro technician who benches 270 and squats 340. The 6'4 277 pound senior is a first team All-VFA North choice.
Next is JOEL RAUSCH from Great Northern Champ Medford. A first team all-conference member, the senior Raider led a balanced offensive attack of almost 150 yards passing and 183 yards rushing.
Marshfield's BRAD SCHROEDER. His coach calls him the "big toe" of the Tigers' O-line and benches 280, squats 350. The 6'2, 230 pound is a VFA-South first teamer for an offense that produced more than 25-hundred total yards.
And SPENCER SUZA from Spencer/Columbus. At 6-foot, 279 pounds, the senior is the pillar for the Rockets front line. A member of the Cloverbelt All-Conference team, he benches 275 and squats a school record 550 pounds.
To the running back now.
First is KEIRON HOWLETT from Marshfield. In 9 games for the Tigers, the senior ran for 952 yards, 9.6 yards per carry and 10 scores, with another 4 catches for 24 yards while being named to the VFA-North All-Conference Team.
From Owen-Withee, BRYCE NIEMI. The Cloverwood Conference Player of the Year for the co-champion Blackhawks. The junior ran for 1,490 yards, 7.8 yards per carry and 18 touchdowns, while adding 3 catches for 36 yards.
ETHAN SEUBERT of Marathon. An All-Marawood performer, the junior ran for 1,274 yards and 24 TD's, with an additional 222 yards receiving and another score, breaking the school's season scoring record for the co-champion Red Raiders.
Next are the receivers.
From Pacelli, JAKE FELTZ. Voted all-conference in the CWC-8, the senior caught 52 passes for 650 yards and 7 scores despite missing a couple of games with a shoulder injury.
Colby's JOSH RAHM. A Cloverbelt All-Conference choice, the senior Hornet had 32 receptions for 665 yards, almost 21 yards per catch, to go with 6 touchdowns.
Our Quarterback is Mosinee's ZACH PYAN. The senior completed 56 percent of his throws for almost 16-hundred yards, 19 touchdowns and 7 interceptions, and contributed another 533 yards with his legs and 7 scores.
Finally, Edgar's KALEB WOLF is our kicker. The junior was tabbed all-Marawood and averaged over 50 yards per kickoff, hit 27 of 30 extra point attempts and converted 3 out of 4 field goal attempts.
Congratulations to the 2013 NewsChannel 7 Football Offensive All-Stars, from all of us at NewsChannel 7.
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