2020 NewsChannel 7 Defensive Football All-Stars

Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 6:13 PM CST
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - We revealed the 2020 NewsChannel 7 Offensive Football All-Stars on Wednesday. Now, the 2020 NewsChannel 7 Defensive Football All-Stars take center stage.

We’ll start in Edgar with Brayden Baumgartner. The senior wrapped up 4 sacks and eight tackles for loss. He snagged first-team All-Marawood.

From one Baumgartner to another. Almond-Bancroft’s Daniel Baumgartner tallied 27 tackles and two sacks in just four games. He grabbed first-team All-CWC Small.

Medford’s second all-star is Brody Doberstein. The senior led his team with 55 tackles and four sacks on his way to unanimous first-team All-Great Northern.

Let’s head to Stanley-Boyd to meet Jacob Nesterick. The junior racked up a whopping 12 sacks and 58 tackles. To no surprise, he was first-team All-Cloverbelt.

On to the defensive backs, Edgar has another. Drew Guden grabbed one interception and six knockdowns. He was also unanimous first-team All-Marawood.

Our lone 8-man all-star is Gilman’s Kade Kroeplin. The senior led the Pirates to a 7-1 record. He totaled five tackles a game on his way to first-team All-CWC West.

Rhinelander’s Jackson Labs led the state with seven interceptions. He also finished with 22 tackles on his way to first-team All-Great Northern.

At linebacker, D-C Everest’s Orion Boe blasted opponents for 41 tackles and three sacks. The senior garnered first-team All-VFA.

The state’s leader in sacks is Edgar’s Austin Dahlke. He racked up 13 on top of 26 tackles for loss. The senior was named the Marawood’s player of the year.

We’re calling Iola-Scandinavia’s Brye Hardel’s name again. A stellar stat line of 53 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovered.

Spencer/Columbus’ second all-star is Eden Jacobson. He wrapped up two sacks and 44 tackles. He also was named first-team All-CWC Large.

Finally, our punter is Mosinee’s Michal Dul. The senior punted 11 times for a 41-yard average. The first-team All-Great Northern punter blasted a 52-yard punt this season.

Congratulations to all our all-stars. You deserve all the credit in a year that no one could’ve imagined.

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