CW football HON all conference

Three members of the Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School football team were named to this year’s Heart O’ North All-Conference Team. At left, Senior junior Lawson Davis was chosen as a second team outside lineback; in middle senior Vinny Murray was a first team defensive lineman and a second team offensive lineman; at right,  senior Tristan Wendt was a second team inside linebacker.

Three players from the 2021 Chetek-Weyerhaeuser High School football team were named to this year’s Heart O’ North All-Conference Team.

Senior Vinny Murray was chosen as a first team defensive lineman and was also a second team offensive lineman. Fellow senior Tristan Wendt was selected to the second team as a inside lineback, while junior Lawson Davis was also a second team defensive player as an outside linebacker.

Wendt led the Bulldogs in tackles this season with 84 (59 assists, 25 solo), including six tackles for loss, had 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries. Davis was second on the team in tackles with 68 (43 assists, 25 solo), including nine tackles for loss, had 3.5 sacks and forced one fumble. Murray tallied 54 tackles (38 assists, 16 solo), including 7 tackles for loss, has 3 sacks and one safety.

The entire all-conference team roster is as follows:

Football player of the year

Offense: Dayo Oye, St. Croix Falls, senior; Defense: Austin Schlies, Northwestern, senior.

First-team all-conference offense

Ends/flankers: Connor Crane, Bloomer, senior; Gavin Jarchow, Cumberland, senior; CJ Thompson, senior, Northwestern. Offensive linemen: William Weise, Barron, senior; Isaac Runstrom, Cumberland, senior; Ben Benes, Northwestern, senior; Ian Smith, Northwestern, sophomore; Nick Adler, Spooner, senior; Brock Sawicki, St. Croix Falls, junior. Quarterbacks: Jack Strand, Bloomer, senior; Luke Sedin, Northwestern, junior. Running backs: Greg Ohman, Northwestern, senior; Austin Schlies, Northwestern, senior; Isaac Hopke, Spooner, senior; Dayo Oye, St. Croix Falls, senior; utility: Edward Chafer, Cumberland, junior.

First-team all-conference defense

Defensive linemen: Vinny Murray, C-W, senior; Ben Benes, Northwestern, senior; Ian Smith, Northwestern, sophomore; Brock Sawicki, St. Croix Falls, junior. Outside linebackers/defensive ends: Tanner Kaufman, Northwestern, junior; Austin Schlies, Northwestern, senior; Nick Adler, Spooner, senior. Inside linebacker: Caiden LaLiberty, Barron, junior; Bowen Rothbauer, Bloomer, senior; Isaac Runstrom, senior; Greg Ohman, Northwestern, senior. Corners/safeties: Gavin Jarchow, Cumberland, senior; Jase Nelson, Northwestern, junior; CJ Thompson, Northwestern, senior; Isaac Hopke, Spooner, senior; Brady Belisle, St. Croix Falls, junior.

First-team all-conference specialists

Kicker: Dawson Kriske, Northwestern, senior; Punter: Bryn Gouker, St. Croix Falls, senior.

Second-team all-conference offense

Ends/flankers: Gavin Gordon, Barron, senior; Trevor Eliason, Northwestern, junior; Jase Nelson, Northwestern, junior; Bryn Gouker, St. Croix Falls, senior. Offensive linemen: Vinny Murray, C-W, senior; Elijah Tetner, Cumberland, senior; Andrew Bourque, Northwestern, senior; Shane Schiff, Northwestern, senior; Bryce McCurdy, St. Croix Falls, junior. Quarterback: Brady Belisle, St. Croix Falls, junior. Running backs: Marcus Harelstad, Bloomer, senior; Drew Griffith, Cumberland, senior; Brandson Meister, Spooner, senior; Jimmy Melton, Spooner, senior. Utility: Tanner Kaufman, Northwestern, junior.

Second-team all-conference defense

Defensive linemen: Bryce Colburn, Cumberland, junior; Shane Schiff, Northwestern, senior. Outside linebackers/defensive ends: Ethan Rubenzer, Bloomer, junior; Caleb Gillett, Cameron, senior; Lawson Davis, C-W, junior; Edward Chafer, Cumberland, junior. Inside linebackers: Tristan Wendt, C-W, senior; Nick Makela, Northwestern, senior; Brandon Meister, Spooner, senior. Corners/safeties: Jax Effertz, Cumberland, junior; Kole Paulson, Northwestern, senior; Bryn Gouker, St. Croix Falls, senior.

Second-team all-conference specialist

Kicker: Andrew Nauertz, Spooner, senior.

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