Peerson Kephart of Southwestern has been selected as the Week 5 Spring Football Player of the Week following a statewide vote on WisSports.net. His big day set a new state record and helped his team to a win in the process. He was chosen from a strong group of nominees in Week 5. A total of 4,968 votes were cast, as Kephart's 1,771 were enough to edge out second place Blake Fletcher of Racine Horlick, who tallied 1717 votes.
Southwestern junior quarterback Peerson Kephart tied a state record with eight passing touchdowns on Friday, as the Wildcats downed Poynette 62-34. Kephart completed 24-of-48 passes for 465 yards in the game with no interceptions. He threw two touchdowns in the first quarter, three in the second, two in the third quarter, and one in the final period. In addition to his exploits on offense, he also returned an interception on defense 50 yards for a second quarter touchdown.
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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