Newman Catholic quarterback Conner Krach
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.
Conner Krach of Newman Catholic has been selected as the 2022 8-Player Football Offensive Player of the Year by WisSports.net.
Krach was a finalist for the Offensive Player of the Year award in 8-player last year when he helped the Cardinals to a state title. He guided the team to another unbeaten season and state championship again this year.
He completed 85-of-133 passes (63.9%) for 23 touchdowns with just one interception. That's good for a 142.5 passer rating despite a number of blowout victories. He's added 914 yards and 20 scores on the ground as well.
Krach was dominant in the playoff run, going for 588 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground in four postseason games, with 376 passing yards as well.
In a 54-0 dominating title game win over Belmont, Krach completed four-of-six passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns, adding 101 yards and three rushing touchdowns as well.
Krach was recently announced as the a WFCA First Team All-State selection and the WFCA 8-Player Offensive Player of the Year.
Other finalists for the award included Carter Janesch of Wabeno/Laona, Kolby Lancaster of Belmont, Sam Marquardt of Lena/St. Thomas Aquinas, and Nick Webster of Siren.
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