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2 011 N O W N E W S PA P E R S

ALL-SUBURBAN FOOTBALL TEAM DEFENSE


ALL-PURPOSE Tray Palmer, 6-2, 173, Brown Deer junior All-Woodland Blue choice named honorable-mention All State by WFCA. posted 40 solo tackles and eight interceptions on defense, with nine knockdowns, a forced fumble and two recovered fumbles. made 37 catches on offense for 615 yards (16.6 per catch) with 10 touchdowns. DEFENSIVE BACK Reggie Blakely, 5-10, 160, Greenfield junior First-team Woodland Black choice finished with 37 solo tackles and 17 assists along with four interceptions, 10 knockdowns, four blocked kicks and two forced fumbles returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown, part of 126 yards of interception return yardage. returned eight kicks for 175 yards. earning interest from Michigan State and Northern Illinois. DEFENSIVE BACK Josh Breider, 6-0, 155, Muskego junior First-team All State choice by the WFCA. came away with eight interceptions, including two against Kenosha Bradford, and did not allow a touchdown pass all season. shut down teams top receiving options with regularity. coach Ken Krause called him the best defensive back hes ever coached. DEFENSIVE BACK Dylan Nogalski, 5-10, 158, Franklin senior Made up for his small stature with fierce hitting ability. took home All Southeast Conference honors for 8-3 Sabers that allowed just 13.9 points per game. finished with 82 total tackles (50 solo), with two interceptions and four passes defended. COACH OF THE YEAR Drake Zortman, Messmer/Shorewood Zortman only landed the job in late June but hit the ground running, establishing a leadership council among the teams seniors and getting them to believe that they could be winners, which was a tall order in a program that has had a revolving door of coaches and little tradition of excellence in the last 20 years. The result was a competitive 4-5 record and the Greyhounds first WIAA state playoff berth in 30 years. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Mike Tomasino, 6-4, 221, Franklin senior First-team All Southeast Choice one of three returning starters on Sabers defense amassed 62 tackles (37 solo), 11 tackles for loss and three sacks. helped Franklin to league-best 13.9 points per game defensive average. LINEBACKER Drake Barczak, 5-10, 216, Greendale senior Top vote-getter at linebacker in the Woodland Black Division. tallied up 98 tackles (38 solo) and forced three fumbles, with two recoveries, a defensive touchdown, 5.5 sacks and nine tackles for loss. two-time first-team All Conference choice. LINEBACKER John Crowley, 6-0, 210, New Berlin Eisenhower senior Three-year varsity starter diagnoses schemes well and quickly attacks. first-team All Woodland as a junior and senior at inside linebacker; also named Woodland Player of the Year on defense compiled 46 solo tackles, 59 assists, two sacks, four tackles for loss, three interceptions, two fumbles caused and one fumble recovered. LINEBACKER Dan Olson, 6-0, 190, Germantown senior Defensive Player of the Year in the North Shore Conference. finished with 48 solo tackles, 71 assists, 24 tackles for loss, two sacks, two hurries and two tipped passes. LINEBACKER Yazan Rizeq, 5-10, 190, Greenfield senior Collected 42 solo tackles, 35 assists, five sacks, 14 tackles for loss, one blocked kick and four forced fumbles. made first-team All Woodland Black for a Hawks team that only allowed 91 rushing yards per game this season. HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Jared Bratchett, 6-1, 184, Menomonee Falls senior; Roland Dunlap, 6-2, 210, Muskego senior; Quentin Dismukes, 6-4, 230, Whitefish Bay junior; Jamie Edelbeck, 6-0, 265, Muskego senior; Bobby Hintz, 6-1, 232, Greendale senior; Joe Kretlow, 6-2, 185, Germantown junior; Evan Naber, 6-11, 177, Brown Deer; Bernard Stutts, 6-1, 235, Nicolet senior; Kyle Sobocinski, 6-4, 215, Greenfield senior; Dane Stair, 6-3, 230, Muskego senior; Anthony Stewart, 5-11, 224, New Berlin Eisenhower senior; Joey Torch, 6-5, 265, Brookfield East senior; Javani Tucker, 5-11, 278, Brown Deer junior; Benji Wichman, 6-3, 225, Homestead senior LINEBACKER: Sam Ambrookian, 5-11, 215, Brookfield Central senior; Matt Bautch, 6-0, 207, Oak Creek senior; Xavier Crumpton, 5-11, 180, Homestead senior; John Doolen, 5-11, 155, Wauwatosa West junior; John Kontowicz, 6-3, 214, Menomonee Falls senior; John LeClaire, 6-0, 195, Brookfield East junior; Sam Olszewski, 5-11, 210, West Allis Hale senior; Peter Pekar, 6-4, 192, Greendale junior; Zach Rhodes, 5-7, 192, Brown Deer junior; Turner Sagat, 5-10, 190, New Berlin Eisenhower junior; Brian Schmit, 6-0, 171, Menomonee Falls junior; Vince Schimborski, 6-2, 200, Brookfield East sophomore; Tommy Stark, 6-1, 215, Muskego senior; Eric Vis, 5-10, 175, West Allis Central senior DEFENSIVE BACK: Josh Baker, 5-10, 175, Muskego senior; Antoine Davis, 5-7, 182, Messmer/Shorewood senior; Dylan Petre, 6-4, 190, New Berlin Eisenhower senior; Ryan Rantala, 5-11, 155, Muskego senior; Shaquille Redding, 6-1, 170, Wauwatosa East junior; Kennedy Ringelberg, 6-4, 221, Greendale senior; Billy Schim, Jr. 5-11, 175, Brookfield Central junior PUNTER: Taylor Dennis, 5-10, 163, Messmer/ Shorewood sophomore; Sam Enea, 6-1, 185, Homestead senior; Jason Meichtry, 6-3, 200, Brookfield Central senior.

ALL-PURPOSE Ben Holcomb, 6-4, 200, Germantown senior The best all-around player on the 7-3 Warhawks is getting Division 1 looks as both a receiver and defensive back. All Conference choice in North Shore with 34 solo tackles, 30 assists, five TFLs and two interceptions. big-play receiver made 31 catches for 728 yards (23.5 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Ryan Johnson, 5-10, 230, Brookfield Central senior Three-year starter was teams best defensive lineman, playing at nose guard and taking on multiple blockers. finished with 51 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks first-team All Greater Metro choice and honorable-mention All State by WFCA. DEFENSIVE BACK Jackson Weber, 6-1, 185, Whitefish bay junior Honorable-mention All State choice led the Whitefish Bay defense. finished with 134 total tackles (54 solos), three interceptions, seven defended passes, one forced fumble and one recovery. helped Blue Dukes advance to third round of playoffs for first time in school history. studies film relentlessly and makes adjustments.

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Alex Hahn, 6-2, 219, Oak Creek junior Earned first-team All Conference accolades with 31 tackles, 23 assists, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and 13 pressures. Incredibly quick for his size and very big on the powerlifting circuit, according to coach Mike Bartholomew. team leader in overall defensive points. DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Alec James, 6-4, 215, Brookfield East junior First-team All State by WFCA. called by coach Tom Swittel the most physically gifted athlete hes coached in 33 years. compiled 62 tackles, 16.5 for loss, 10.5 sacks, 25 hurries, two forced fumbles, two recoveries and a blocked kick. proved almost impossible to stop one-on-one. already has attracted interest from Division 1 colleges. PUNTER Brett Nethery, 6-1, 191, Greendale junior Averaged 41.9 yards on 16 punts, placing eight inside the 20 and five inside the 5-yard line only one punt returned all year (for three yards). was a unanimous All Division choice.

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HIGH HONORABLE MENTION DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Chikwe Obasih, 6-4, 230, Brookfield Central junior LINEBACKER: Nate McCarthy, 5-10, 193, Franklin senior DEFENSIVE BACK: Mike Amato, 6-0, 160, Brookfield East senior; Reggie Cole, Jr., 5-9, 150, Wauwatosa West senior; Antoine Davis, 5-7, 182, Messmer/Shorewood senior COACHES: Louis Brown, Franklin; Jake Davis, Germantown; Jim Tietjen, Whitefish Bay.

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