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Wyatt Jensen of Luck selected as 8-Player Football Offensive Player of the Year

11/18/2021, 12:15pm CST
By Travis Wilson

WSN 8-Player Football Awards

The WSN 8-Player Football Awards were launched in 2016 to recognize the outstanding players participating in reduced player football. Awards presented will be Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year. All players are eligible regardless of grade level.

Each year, a preseason Watch List will be produced, then narrowed down to five finalists to be announced after the first week of playoff games. Winners will be announced the week following the 8-Player State Championship.

These awards are not associated with any conference nor the WFCA awards, and are presented independently by WisSports.net.

Wyatt Jensen of Luck has been selected as the 2021 8-Player Football Offensive Player of the Year by WisSports.net. 

The team's quarterback in a modified single wing offense, Jensen threw for 329 yards with seven touchdowns this season, but did much more damage on the ground. The senior leads 8-Player football with 2,453 yards and 43 touchdowns, averaging 11.7 yards per carry and 223 yards per game. He also threw for 435 yards and eight touchdowns, had two kick return touchdowns, two punt return touchdowns, and 150 tackles on defense.

Jensen was part of a state runner-up team as a freshman in 2018 before playing a key role on the 2019 state title team. 

The Cardinals advanced back to the 2021 championship game, but a lower body injury kept Jensen on crutches and out of action, as Luck fell to Newman Catholic.

Jensen was the top overall player in the state in 8-Player Football. A Wisconsin Football Coaches Association 8-Player All-State choice, Jensen was also named the 8-Player Football Player of the Year by the WFCA.

Other finalists for the award included Cooper Diedrich of Athens, Danny Griffith of Saint Mary Catholic/Valley Christian, Conner Krach of Newman Catholic, Sam Negus of Shell Lake, and Connor Taylor of Wabeno/Laona.


About the Author

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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