Devon Townsend of Waukesha West has been selected as the Week 5 Player of the Week following a statewide vote on WisSports.net. His big day helped the Wolverines take down Classic Eight rival Arrowhead. He was chosen from a strong group of nominees in Week 5. A total of 3,556 votes were cast, as Townsend's 1,446 were enough to edge second place Bryce Hillers of Richland Center, who tallied 997 votes.
Waukesha West showed once again just how good and deep the Classic Eight Conference is, as the Wolverines entered Friday night's showdown with Division 1, third-ranked Arrowhead just 1-2 on the season. However, West closed things out in the second half en route to a 31-13 road victory over the Warhawks. Devon Townsend was a workhorse, carrying the ball 34 times for 191 yards and three touchdowns. Two of those scores came in the first half as the Wolverines built a 14-7 halftime advantage.
Remember folks, the only way your favorite player can be named WisSports.net Player of the Week is to vote and share the word. Look for the Week 6 nominees to be posted Monday afternoon.
Travis Wilson serves as the WisSports.net General Manager, Football Editor, and contributing writer for other parts of the site. Wilson was selected as part of the Sports 40 Under 40 list by Coach & AD Magazine and the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for 2019. The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) named Travis the 2015 recipient of the Dave McClain Distinguished Service Award. He currently serves on the WFCA Executive Board as the Website and Communications Director and is a member of the Executive Board of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association. A graduate of Richland Center High School and Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Travis was a three-sport athlete in high school (football, baseball, basketball) and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.
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