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Eight Wisconsin teams selected as winners of NFF National High School Academic Excellence Awards

02/03/2023, 7:30am CST

The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame today announced the state winners of the 2022-23 NFF National High School Academic Excellence Awards, which go to the top academic football teams from each level of play within each state. The 60 teams will now vie as finalists for the NFF Hatchell Cup, presented by “The Original” Bob’s Steak & Chop House, which will be announced Feb. 8 and recognizes the top individual high school football team in the nation for excellence in the classroom, on the field and in the community.


1 – Appleton North High School

2 – Lake Geneva Badger High School

3 – Monroe High School

4 – Madison Edgewood High School

5 – Stratford High School

6 – Cuba City High School

7 – Eau Claire Regis High School

8 Player – Wabeno/Laona High School

Eligibility requirements for the NFF National High School Academic Excellence Awards include:

  • A minimum cumulative team GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Superior academic application and performance.
  • Successful football season.

The 60 winners from each division of play were selected by the individual states' high school coaches associations from a pool of nominees submitted by each school's head coach. A selection committee, compiled and led by the NFF, will be responsible for choosing one school as the recipient of the Hatchell Cup as the best team in the nation.

“We are extremely proud to participate in this award," said Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Executive Director Dan Brunner. "We salute the National Football Foundation for recognizing the importance of Academic Achievement by sponsoring the Academic Excellence Awards.”

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