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COACH OF THE YEAR
2010NOWALL-SUBURBAN FOOTBALL DEFENSE
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SECONDARY PUNTER Brenden Butler, 6-1, 260 Franklin senior Arguably the best interior linemen the Sabers have had in 12 years, according to coach Jeff Klemp. … almost always commanded double teams. … returning NOW choice managed 26 solo tackles, 25 assists, two sacks and 14 tackles for loss. … first-team all-state and all-SEC selection. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Jon Green, 6-3, 252 West Allis Central senior Two-time NOW choice was amazing presence at line of scrimmage and quick off the ball. … played defensive end most snaps, but was moved around to all line positions. … first-team all-GMC choice had 68 tackles, eight sacks and 21 tackles for loss. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Donte’ Phillips, 6-3, 260 Homestead senior The Indiana recruit lived up to hype by earning first-team all-state honors. … came up with big plays against Cedarburg and stopped potential game-winning two-point conversion by Germantown. … North Shore defensive player of the year had 25 solo tackles, 15 assists, three sacks and an interception. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN James Wilson, 6-3, 285 Greendale senior First-team all-Woodland choice registered 33 assists and nine solo tackles as a nose guard in his third year as starter. … playmaker disrupted enough offensive lines with his penetration and commanded double teams, allowing his linebackers more room to make plays. Jordan Campbell, 6-2, 227 Greendale senior One of just two four-year varsity starters at Greendale in last decade. … was first-team all-state choice and Woodland Black defensive player of the year. … had 11.5 tackles for loss and led team with 7.5 sacks. … posted 63 assists, 19 solos, three fumbles recovered, 12 QB hits. … versatility allowed team to use him on both lines. LINEBACKER Macon Plewa, 6-2, 220 Franklin senior Unanimous SEC defensive player of the year and all-state honorable mention. …averaged 10 tackles per game while sitting out many of the team’s second halves. … finished regular season with 49 solo tackles and 38 assists with two sacks, nine tackles for loss and three interceptions. Malcolm Bowers, 6-1, 166 Germantown senior Two-year starter and shutdown corner always got the toughest receiver. … had 25 solo tackles, 12 assists, four interceptions, three caused fumbles, one fumble returned for a touchdown. DEFENSIVE SECONDARY Nick Corley, 6-0, 170 Nicolet senior A true leader who helped team stay focused. … was put on an island with the North Shore’s best receivers and responded well with 21 solo tackles, 14 assists, five interceptions (including one for a touchdown) and eight passes defended. … mature, toughminded kid. … first Nicolet NOW selection since 1999. DEFENSIVE SECONDARY Adam Hurtz, 6-2, 175 Germantown senior Strong safety made switch from receiver/defensive back to more prominent position on defense. … Germantown’s best overall defensive player, getting in on 89 total tackles with 35 solos, seven tackles for loss with three caused fumbles. … intercepted one pass and returned it for TD. DEFENSIVE SECONDARY LINEBACKER Nick Tongas, 6-0, 210 Brookfield East senior GMC co-defensive player of the year. … three-year starter as inside linebacker. … had 91 tackles, 55 solos, eight tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries, one blocked kick. … also helped out as a blocking back at times and caught a TD pass. … all-state honorable mention. Reggie Cole Jr., 5-8, 140 Wauwatosa West junior A three-year starter at cornerback who played man coverage 90 percent of the time and was first-team allWoodland Black choice. … first Tosa West player to make NOW team since 2003. … had 20 unassisted tackles and 25 assisted with five passes broken up, two interceptions and three forced fumbles. Nick Holland, 6-3, 220 Brookfield Central senior Averaged 41.5 yards per punt with 15 punts inside the 10-yard line. … ranked seventh in the nation and a 5-star punter by Kohl’s Kicking, recently finished third at a national showcase. HIGH HONORABLE MENTION LINEBACKERS: Roland Dunlap, 6-3, 205, Muskego junior; Troy Festge, 5-9, 165, Wauwatosa West senior; Bobby Nelessen, 6-2, 210, Menomonee Falls senior DEFENSIVE BACKS: Nick Schmidlkofer, 6-2, 205, Muskego senior; Jackson Weber, 6-1, 185, Whitefish Bay sophomore DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Tyler Lecher, 6-0, 220, Brookfield East senior; Kyle Sobocinski, 6-4, 202, Greenfield junior PUNTER: Brett Nethery, 6-0, 185, Greendale junior COACH OF THE YEAR: Rob Green, Brown Deer; Jeff Klemp, Franklin; Ken Krause, Muskego; Rob Stoltz, Greendale HONORABLE MENTION
LINEBACKERS: Dalton Andrew, 5-11, 181, Greenfield senior; Austin Boinski, 5-10, 190, West Allis Hale senior; Matt Brendemihl, 6-1, 205, Greenfield senior; John Crowley, 6-0, 195, Eisenhower junior; Andrew Debbink, 6-3, 205, Homestead senior; Joe Gobis, 6-3, 200, Brookfield East senior, Nick Mannebach 6-2, 205, Wauwatosa East; Tony Meyer, 5-8, 172, Franklin senior; Yazan Rizeq, 5-10, 173, Greenfield junior; Joel Sirus, 5-11, 195, Greendale senior; Tommy Stark, 6-1, 200, Muskego junior. DEFENSIVE BACKS: Grant Abella, 5-10, 175, Muskego senior, Danny Barwick, 5-10, 165, Brookfield Central senior; Marwin Evans, 6-0, 180, Oak Creek senior; Nate Mikulsky, 5-7, 150, Brookfield East junior; Doug Mueller, 6-0, 175, Homestead senior. DEFENSIVE LINEMEN: Luke Furrey, 5-8, 175, Brookfield East senior; Alec James, 6-3, 200, Brookfield East sophomore; Ryan Johnson, 5-10, 225, Brookfield Central junior; Jack Lawton, 5-9, 170, Brookfield Central senior; Chikwe Obasih, 6-3, 220, Brookfield Central sophomore; Jevell Rollins, 6-2, 240, Nicolet junior; Charles Sloan, 6-0, 305, Greenfield junior; Bryan Thiessenhusen, 6-0, 193, New Berlin West senior; Ryan Weishar, 5-11, 225, West Allis Hale senior; Benji Wichman, 6-3, 210, Homestead junior ALL-PURPOSE: Garrett Demuth, 6-3, 222, Whitefish Bay senior; J.J. Flor, 6-2, 180, Brookfield East junior; Jake Liban, 5-9, 165, New Berlin West senior; Max Malecki, 6-3, 288, Greenfield senior; Adam Ruiz, 5-9, 160, New Berlin West senior COACH OF THE YEAR: Aaron Mack, New Berlin West; Brian Sommers, Nicolet
Tom Swittel, Brookfield East Spartans were 6-1 in the Greater Metro Conference, losing only to Marquette after QB Jon Lehman got knocked out with a concussion. … made playoffs for first time since 2006 and beat Bradley Tech, 31-14, in Level 1 game. … Under different coaching staff, East was 3-18 in GMC and 7-20 overall over previous three seasons. … won games against Hamilton, Brookfield Central and Menomonee Falls in final minutes. ALL-PURPOSE C.J. Gregg, 6-5, 200 Brookfield East senior Honorable mention all-state defensive back and first-team all-GMC choice at three positions. … had 47 catches for 781 yards and 13 TDs. … also had 35 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery as a safety. … averaged 40.0 yards on 19 punts. ALL-PURPOSE Jordan Gruettner, 6-0, 205 Muskego junior Led team with 78 tackles as a firstteam all-SEC linebacker. … rushed for 970 yards during regular season, fourth in the NOW area. … averaged 10 yards per tote with 14 touchdowns. … was first-team all-state punter. ALL-PURPOSE Jason Katrichis, 5-10, 196 Greenfield senior Missed most of his junior year with an injury, but rushed for 1,221 yards on 148 carries (8.3 yard average) this fall, the second-most yards in the NOW area. … firstteam all-Woodland Black choice scored 15 rushing TDs and returned an interception 91 yards for a score. … picked off five passes and broke up three others.
LINEBACKER Klaus Speder, 6-1, 200 Brookfield East senior Second-team all-GMC linebacker. … had 89 tackles, 51 solo, eight tackles for losses, three hurries and a fumble recovery. … delivered some incredible hits from outside linebacker position.
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