Max Kenney of Fennimore has been selected as the Week 1 Spring Football Player of the Week following a statewide vote on WisSports.net. His big day helped the Golden Eagles take down two-time defending state champion Black Hawk/Warren (IL). He was chosen from a strong group of nominees in Week 1. A total of 3,313 votes were cast, as Kenney's 1,525 were enough to soundly edge out second place Mason Herlitzke of La Crosse Central, who tallied 624 votes.
To say last week was a challenge for Fennimore junior Max Kenney would be a drastic understatement. His father, Robert, was a fixture around Golden Eagle athletics, but passed away Wednesday, March 17th at UW's Carbone Cancer Center. The funeral was last Monday. Despite dealing with the loss of his father, Max and his Fennimore teammates had to prepare for two-time defending state champion Black Hawk/Warren (IL). Fennimore never trailed Friday night, holding off the Warriors in a 30-22 victory. Kenney completed 14-of-28 passes for 199 yards and two scores, and afterwards he was presented with the game ball by the team. He carried it proudly, even as he picked up yard markers and pylons after the game in a show of doing things the right way, just as dad taught him.
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 2 nominees to be posted Monday afternoon.
The WisSports.net Player of the Week is back again for 2021. Voting is featured at the bottom of this article. Voting is open until Thursday at 4 pm, so be sure to vote for who you feel is most deserving and spread the word (hint: Social Media is a great way to do so). Users may vote once per day.
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.