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WIAC Football Athletes of the Week and Standings: Aug. 28 - Sept. 3

09/06/2023, 4:30pm CDT

From the WIAC -- 

WIAC Kwik Trip Athletes of the Week
(Week of August 28 - September 3)



Kobe Berghammer, Senior (Clayton, Wis./Cumberland), Quarterback of UW-Oshkosh

Berghammer had a career outing in No. 21-ranked UW-Oshkosh's first game of the 2023 season. Completing 24-of-35 passes, he set the school record with seven touchdown passes and a personal record of 382 passing yards in a 48-31 defeat of Texas Lutheran University. His first attempt of the day was a 74-yard throw to Tony Steger for a touchdown. He also added 42 yards rushing on seven attempts.   

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Landon Tonsager, Freshman, Wide Receiver, Eagan, Minn. (Eagan)
UW-La Crosse, Jack Studer, Senior, Wide Receiver, Eyota, Minn. (Dover-Eyota)
UW-Platteville, Michael Priami, Junior, Quarterback, St. Charles, Ill. (North)
UW-River Falls, Kaleb Blaha, Junior, Quarterback, Coon Rapids, Minn. (Fridley)
UW-Stout, Mitch Waechter, Junior, Quarterback, Campbellsport, Wis. (Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs)
UW-Whitewater, Alijah Maher-Parr, Sophomore, Running Back, Brookfield, Wis. (Hartland Arrowhead)


Aaron Borgerding, Junior (Spring Valley, Wis./Spring Valley), Defensive Back of UW-River Falls

Borgerding paced the Falcon defense that held University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas) to -5 rushing yards during a 45-22 victory over the No. 3-ranked Crusaders. He totaled a team-high seven tackles (4 solo), along with an interception and two pass breakups.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Malik Johnson, Senior, Defensive Line, Lomira, Wis. (Lomira)
UW-La Crosse, Henry Walsh, Sophomore, Defensive Line, Monona, Wis. (Monona Grove)
UW-Oshkosh, Carson Raddatz, Junior, Defensive Back, Fond du Lac, Wis. (Fond du Lac)
UW-Platteville, Sam Smith, Senior, Linebacker, Pewaukee, Wis. (Anoka, Minn.)
UW-Stout, Wyatt Beyerl, Senior, Linebacker, Mosinee, Wis. (Mosinee)
UW-Whitewater, Thomas Wojnowski, Senior, Defensive Back, Oak Creek, Wis. (Oak Creek)

Special Teams

Jeff Isotalo-McGuire, Sophomore (Phoenix, Ariz./Pinnacle), Kicker of UW-Whitewater

Isotalo-McGuire was perfect on extra point tries and tallied a pair of field goals to help the No. 11-ranked Warhawks to a 27-23 win at No. 19-ranked John Carroll to open the 2023 campaign. Isotalo-McGuire got UW-Whitewater on the board with a 28-yard field goal late in the second quarter. Early in the fourth, Isotalo-McGuire split the uprights from 24-yards out to give the Warhawks a 20-16 lead.

Also nominated:

UW-Eau Claire, Dan Zeuli, Junior, Kicker/Punter, Hudson, Wis. (Hudson)
UW-La Crosse, Michael Stack, Sophomore, Kicker, Oshkosh, Wis. (West)
UW-Platteville, Andrew Schweigert, Senior, Kicker, Sussex, Wis. (Hamilton)
UW-River Falls, Dawson Kriske, Sophomore, Kicker, South Range, Wis. (Northwestern)
UW-Stout, Luke Cool, Junior, Kicker, Franklin, Wis. (Franklin)

WIAC Standings - 9/6/23

UW-Eau Claire 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 0-0 W1
UW-La Crosse 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 0-0 W1
UW-Oshosh 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 0-0 W1
UW-Platteville 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 0-0 W1
UW-River Falls 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 0-0 W1
UW-Stout 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 0-0 W1
UW-Whitewater 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 0-0 1-0 0-0 W1
UW-Stevens Point 0-0 0.000 1-0 1.000 0-0 0-1 0-0 L1

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