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Dave Krieg Award Semi-Finalists

09/25/2023, 1:45pm CDT
By Travis Wilson

Westby's Blake Sutton

The Dave Krieg Award is given annually to the state's top senior quarterback as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards. The award is named after former D.C. Everest and Milton College athlete Dave Krieg, who went on to play 12 seasons in the NFL and retired in the Top 15 all-time in most passing categories. 
The pre-season list has been trimmed down to 22 semi-finalists, with five finalists chosen after Level 1 of the playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.


First Last Team
Finnley Doriot Kaukauna
JP Doyle Badger
Ben Fritsch Port Washington
Tyler Hatcher Sussex Hamilton
Liam Heiges Fox Valley Lutheran
Kasey Helgeson Mount Horeb/Barneveld
Bradyn Horn Muskego
Carter Kallies Bay Port
Drew Kavanaugh Sun Prairie East
Justin Klinkner Two Rivers
Brock Koeppel Westosha Central
Luke Kritzer Appleton North
Mason Lane Lodi
Danny Lodl Sturgeon Bay
Tyson Lucas Cameron
Gavin Obremski Mosinee
Gabe Passini Middleton
Kade Rosenow Clintonville
Duke Shovald West De Pere
Adam Skifton Onalaska
Cal Smith Baldwin-Woodville
Blake Sutton Westby
Nathan Waupekenay Wittenberg-Birnamwood

To view the Pre-Season Watch List, click here.
Finalists for the award do not have to come from the semi-finalist list. Lists are compiled from statistical information available to WSN, coach nominations, player evaluations, and other resources.

About the Author

Travis Wilson serves as the 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 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), inducted to the Richland Center High School Hall of Fame in 2023, and currently resides in Reedsburg. You can follow him on Twitter at @travisWSN.

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