2018 NewsChannel 7 All-Stars: Offense

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) -- This is the 58th year of the NewsChannel 7 All-Stars voted on by the coaches of Central Wisconsin. Let’s meet the 12 players that put on an offensive show this season.

We’ll start up front with the offensive line.

Marshfield’s trenches were led by Brody Anderson. The 6’3” 235 pound senior does work in the weight room maxing out at 305 pounds on the bench and squatting 410. He helped lead the Tigers to 1,820 yards in the air and 2,524 yards on the ground.

Stratford’s Ben Barten does it on both sides of the ball. He’ll take home an offensive all-star award to go along with his defensive one. The Wisconsin commit benches 275 pounds and squats 355. The junior opened up holes for a rushing attack that finished with 3,708 yards and 52 touchdowns.

From Edgar, Tyler Skrzypcak helped block the Wildcats to a Division 7 State appearance. The three-year starter at center helped push the team to 2,800 yards rushing, 1,200 yards passing and a total of 68 touchdowns. He also took home First-Team All-Marawood.

From the Division 6 state champion Iola-Scandinavia Thunderbirds Kellan Wandtke. Standing at 6’3” 275 pounds, the senior helped open up some big holes in the rushing game. The Thunderbirds blasted teams for 4,377 yards and 68 touchdowns this season. Wandtke does work in the gym as well squatting 500 pounds and benching 305.

Spencer/Columbus’s Logan Zschernitz takes home an all-star award on both sides of the ball. The 6’4” senior can bench 325 and squat 495. His girth helped lead the Rockets to 3,373 rushing yards and 63 touchdowns. The Cloverbelt tabbed him as the offensive player of the year.

Let’s move on to the running backs.

Joseph Aguilera of Abbotsford was dynamite. The Cloverwood offensive player of the year racked in the yards with 2,386 on 13.2 a carry and 38 touchdowns.

Stratford adds another all-star in Kade Ehrike. The explosive senior tallied 146.6 yards a game adding up to 2,051 yards this season. The 5’10” back finished with 30 touchdowns and garnered First-Team All-Marawood.

Bryce Huettner of Iola-Scandinavia is known for breaking records. The 5’10” tank set the Wisconsin all-time career rushing record with 6,870 yards. This season, the senior plowed his way to 42 touchdowns and 2,612 yards.

On to the men with the stick em’ hands. The wide receivers.

Our first 8-man all-star this year is Port Edward’s Addison Gibbs. The senior snared the ball 70 times for 1,585 yards and 19 touchdowns.

The Great Northern was run by Lakeland’s Jake Rexroade. He snagged 59 passes with 954 yards and 13 touchdowns on his way to First-Team All-Great Northern.

The player at the center of it all, the quarterback.

Jarred Mandel of Spencer/Columbus led the Rockets with 1,493 yards passing and 21 passing touchdowns. The senior also was a threat on the ground adding 398 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Last but not least, Joseph Aguilera of Abbotsford racks it not one but two all-star awards. As a kicker, the senior was automatic on extra points. 67/71 for 94 percent while also going 2/4 on field goals. He took home First Team All-Cloverwood kicker.

Congratulations to our 2018 Offensive All-Stars, from all of us at NewsChannel 7.