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PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2010NOWALL-SUBURBAN FOOTBALL OFFENSE
RUNNING BACK Luke Przybylka, 5-8, 200 Muskego senior Led NOW area in rushing with more than 1,300 yards with 14 touchdowns. … a workhorse who totaled more than 2,500 yards from scrimmage the last two seasons. … had just one fumble in 238 carries. … often gave up carries to other backs, including NOW pick Jordan Gruettner. RUNNING BACK Chris Smith, 5-6, 187 Brown Deer senior Lost better part of last three games of the regular season due to a foot injury, but returning All-Suburban choice still gained 1,080 yards on 132 carries (8.2 average) with impressive 21 TDs. … small, agile, elusive and stronger than he looks. WIDE RECEIVER Andrew Brees, 6-3, 185 Greendale senior Had more than twice as many yards and catches and three times as many receiving TDs as any other player on his team. … first-team all-state receiver broke school’s single-season and career scoring records. … piled up 39 catches for 804 yards with 12 TDs. WIDE RECEIVER Chad Mathwig, 6-6, 210 New Berlin West senior All-state honorable mention posed matchup problems all season. … caught 36 passes for 810 yards (22.5 per catch) with a NOW-area best 14 TDs. … big-play receiver with great hands became a great blocker on the edge and improved on his short to intermediate routes as teams started to play him softer in an attempt to take away deep throw. WIDE RECEIVER Brady Oates, 6-1, 171 Franklin senior Two-time NOW selection was a first-team all-state choice by finishing with 46 catches, 940 yards and 12 TDs – all team-highs – in 13 games. … arguably the best deep threat in SEC. … averaged 22.7 yards per catch during regular season. … great route runner with very good hands, also improved his blocking on the edge, helping Franklin rush for 1,502 yards before the playoffs. TIGHT END Anthony Meyer, 6-1, 186, Franklin senior Often lined up on offensive line and stayed in to block. … was most dangerous when he got out running routes, which he often did split out as a wide receiver. … returned from a knee injury that kept him out all of last season and caught 42 passes for 549 yards and seven TDs, including the playoffs. TACKLE Craig Christian, 6-2, 240 Franklin junior Left tackle responsible for protecting Lance Baretz’s backside did a solid job as the anchor of Sabers’ offensive line. … very good run and pass blocker, he helped Franklin compile 3,722 offensive yards – 1,502 rushing and 2,220 passing – in regular season. TACKLE Sam Versnik, 6-4, 300 West Allis Hale junior Next in line in Versnik family of offensive linemen, is considered most dominating run blocker coach Sean Hegerty has ever seen. … recorded doubledigit pancake blocks in every game. … big man can pull, down block and pass block well. GUARD Nathan Marshall, 6-2, 255 Whitnall senior One of few Whitnall linemen to stay healthy, a national powerlifting champion protected state’s leading passer Joel Stave the best he could and allowed the senior quarterback to pass for 2,405 yards. … Woodland Black lineman of the year. GUARD Max Vielmetti, 6-3, 255 Homestead senior One of only two returning starters on Homestead offensive line, all-state honorable mention helped team average 31.3 points per game. … great pulling guard helped quarterback Cody Berger pass for more than 1,000 yards and running back Antoine Easterling gain close to 1,000 rushing yards. CENTER Noah Jankowski, 6-1, 229 Greendale senior Three-year starter played with fractured growth plates in each foot. … responsible for making three to five calls on any given play and a huge reason why the Panthers totaled more than 3,300 yards and 350 points this season. … solid long- and short-snapper had zero errant snaps. … two-year captain. KICKER Andrew Brees, 6-3, 185 Greendale senior All-conference kicker had 31 of 53 kickoffs go into the end zone for touchbacks. … made 38 of his 40 extra points and three of four regular-season field goals (makes from 37, 43 and 46 yards; a miss from 37). … student of kicking, he has become a regional-national recruit.
Lance Baretz, 6-0, 185 Franklin senior First-team all-state selection and two-time NOW choice … focal point of most well-balanced offense in NOW area. … threeyear varsity starter accounted for 2,061 passing yards on 113-of-175 passing (64.6 completion percentage) with 28 touchdowns vs. only six interceptions during regular season. … finished season with 2,763 yards and 34 TDs overall and ranks fourth all-time in state history in career passing yards and touchdowns. … first-team all-SEC choice also rushed for 810 yards and 16 touchdowns in 13 games.
Did you know? Nearly 21,000 All-Suburban votes were cast at mycommunitynow.com during the 11-day voting period. HIGH HONORABLE MENTION QUARTERBACK: Jonathan Lehman, 6-2, 175, Brookfield East senior RUNNING BACK: Kevin Scroggins, 5-9, 179, Menomonee Falls senior WIDE RECEIVER: Stephen Pelkofer, 6-1, 170, Whitnall junior TIGHT ENDS: Max Beckers, 6-6, 215, Homestead senior; Sam Rohr, 6-4, 235, Brookfield Central senior CENTERS: Jeff Bolster, 6-1, 220, Muskego junior; Steven Chang, 6-2, 215, Brookfield East senior GUARD: Colin Smith, 6-1, 220, Muskego junior TACKLES: Marcus Aprahamian, 6-5, 300, Brookfield Central senior; Drew Jones, 6-2, 225, Brown Deer senior KICKER: Colton Kreckler, 5-10, 195, West Allis Hale senior; Brett Presnal, 6-0, 170, Muskego HONORABLE MENTION
QUARTERBACKS: Cody Berger, 6-0, 170, Homestead junior; Sam Brick, 6-3, 195, Greendale junior; Jason Meichtry, 6-2, 195, Brookfield Central junior; Adam Schulz, 6-3, 190, Muskego senior; Kyle Veloz, 6-0, 202, Oak Creek senior; Brett Youngbeck, 6-0, 175 Brown Deer senior. RUNNING BACKS: Bennett Hasseldeck, 5-9, 182, Eisenhower senior; Connor McCullough, 5-11, 185, Brookfield Central senior WIDE RECEIVERS: Sean Andryauskus, 6-1, 160 Brown Deer senior; Joey Gribble, 6-2, 175, Oak Creek senior; Ben Schaefer, 5-10, 155, Whitnall senior; Evan Walton, 5-11, 179, Franklin senior TIGHT ENDS: Connor Anderson, 6-1, 200, Muskego senior; Kennedy Ringelberg, 6-2, 211, Greendale junior CENTERS: Bobby Mussa, 6-1, 275, Brookfield Central junior; Alec Zoern, 6-2, 185 Germantown senior GUARDS: Jamie Klett, 6-1, 210, Whitefish Bay senior; Jared Lang, 5-11, 252, Greenfield junior; Jordan Thompson, 5-10, 232, Brown Deer senior; Steven Utz, 6-5, 246, Eisenhower senior; Alex Wallner, 6-0, 210, Muskego junior TACKLES: Jack Anderson, 6-2, 255, Germantown senior; Tory Dibb, 6-3, 233, Brown Deer senior; Taylor Hoff, 6-4, 255, Whitefish Bay senior; Jeremy Kindle, 6-0, 215, Muskego junior; Dylan Martin, 6-2, 260, Brookfield Central senior; Connor McIntosh, 6-3, 250, Muskego junior; Matt Pulizos, 6-5, 273, Greendale junior; Josh Ruka, 6-6, 290, Greenfield junior; Raef Saez, 6-2, 295, Oak Creek senior; Kyle Schober, 6-2, 275, Homestead senior
QUARTERBACK Dom Bledsoe, 6-0, 185 New Berlin West senior The Vikings put in a new offensive system this fall and Bledsoe was chief reason for its success. … passed for 2,172 yards on 115-of-203 passing (56.6 percent) with 28 touchdowns (tied for best in NOW area) and eight interceptions during regular season. … added 320 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. … among state’s leaders in passing all season.
QUARTERBACK Joel Stave, 6-6, 220 Whitnall senior Repeat NOW pick led state in passing during the regular season with 2,405 yards on 168-for-294 passing (57 percent). … passed for 22 touchdowns with six interceptions and also rushed for 245 yards and six scores. … passed for a school-record 394 yards and five touchdowns in a regular season finale. … first-team all-state choice and Woodland Black offensive player of the year.
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