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8-Player Football Awards: Preseason Watch Lists

08/17/2022, 8:00am CDT
By Travis Wilson

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 general preseason Watch List will be produced, then narrowed down to five finalists for offense and defense after the regular season. Winners will be announced the week after the 8-Player Championship.

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

8-Player Football Preseason Watch List

First Name Last Name Team
Logan Amacher Owen-Withee
Thomas Bates Newman Catholic
Daemen Bieniewski Shell Lake
Ben Biskupski McDonell Central
James Bruhn Phillips
Jesse Bruhn Phillips
Casin Carey Belmont
Hunter Cronauer Wabeno/Laona
Danny Griffith Saint Mary Catholic
Eli Gustafson Newman Catholic
Leyton Haegele Algoma
Logan Hanson Thorp
Mike Hochstetler Luck
Aiden Janke Athens
Atticus Johnson Saint Mary Catholic
Braden Johnson New Auburn
Evan Johnson Florence
Jared Kaufman Three Lakes/Phelps
William Kelley Florence
Emmitt Kietlinski Bowler/Gresham
Elec Klefstad Prairie Farm
Conner Krach Newman Catholic
Josh Kristof Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas
Ashton Kroeplin Thorp
Grady Kroeplin Gilman
Konner Lancaster Belmont
Bryce Leffler Florence
Nick Malueg Marion/Tigerton
Sam Marquardt Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas
Satchel McClung North Crawford
Lucas Meredith Oakfield
Asher Michaelis Marion/Tigerton
Jace Paul Alma Center Lincoln
Evan Pedretti De Soto
Landon Pedretti De Soto
Braeden Person Gilman
Lucas Pettis Siren
Ayden Phillips Almond-Bancroft
Tyler Rassbach Prairie Farm
Aiden Rosemeyer Thorp
Hunter Sabel Oakfield
Bailey Schepp Oakfield
Jared Schultz Northwood/Solon Springs
Braden Sitte Gibraltar
Grant Smiskey McDonell Central
Adam Steeber Wabeno/Laona
Connor Svoboda Luck
Treyton Tessmer Owen-Withee
Kyle Tingo Phillips
Timmy Tranel Port Edwards
Rogan Travis Greenwood
Dale Tretault McDonell Central
Grant Vandervest Algoma
Kaden Vardon Algoma
Brody Visger Northwood/Solon Springs
Nick Webster Siren

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.

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)wissports.net.

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