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8-Player Football Weekly Spotlight: May 5

05/05/2021, 11:45am CDT
By Travis Wilson

Every Wednesday during the regular season we will highlight the 8-Player Football game with a spotlight article on We'll look back at the action and big stories from the previous week, look ahead at the coming week's big match-ups, and select a Star of the Week.

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Looking Back

As it turned out, only three games were played in the final week of the 8-player spring season, with Wonewoc/Weston having to cancel against Wisconsin Heights due to low numbers.

On Friday, North Crawford avenged an earlier loss to Kickapoo/La Farge by taking down the Predators 44-26. The Trojans rushed for 478 yards in the contest, with most of the damage coming from Stephen Munson (more on him later). Raiden Steele had 15 carries for 104 yards and a score, adding 17 tackles on defense.

Second-ranked Oakfield rallied in the second half for a 29-26 win over Green Bay NEW Lutheran/Oneida/Providence. Hunter Sabel had an interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter that ended up being key for the Oaks to end the year with a win.

The ball was flying all over the place in Sevastopol, where the Pioneers closed out the season with a 56-40 victory over Door County rival Gibraltar. Jack de Young completed 14-of-19 passes for 395 yards and six touchdowns in the game, as his scoring throws went for 45, 25, 54, 53, 69, and 20 yards. Cole Dvorak caught five passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns, while Spencer Eenson had 169 yards and two touchdowns on the ground for Sevastopol. Gibraltar's Luke Steebs did all he could, throwingn for 318 yards and four touchdowns with 115 yards and a score on the ground. Spencer Krause caught 14 of the passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. The team's combined for 96 points, 715 passing yards, and 1,098 total yards of offense.

Looking Ahead

The 8-Player alternate fall season is complete for 2021. We look forward to continuing to promote and grow the 8-player game this fall.

Star of the Week: Stephen Munson, North Crawford

Junior running back Stephen Munson helped North Crawford to its first and only win of the season with a big performance in a 44-26 win over Kickapoo/La Farge. He ran 16 times for 291 yards and five touchdowns, adding a 33-yard pass, eight tackles, and a defensive interception. He also had a 21-yard punt return and punted once for 35 yards.

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the 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.

For the latest and most up to date football news and recruiting information, follow Travis on Twitter @travisWSN. Email story ideas, recruiting info, etc. to Travis at travis(at)

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