Three players from Logan High School and three more from Holmen were named honorable mention on the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-state team.
Among them was Kyle Bakalars as both a running back and inside linebacker. The senior set a single-season rushing record for the Rangers with 1,654 yards on 173 carries and 24 touchdowns. He also had 58 tackles – 15 for a loss – including five sacks.
The other two Rangers were senior Evan Verhota at defensive end and senior Dylan Crocker at inside linebacker. Crocker led the team in tackles (89).
Two of the three honorable mentions for Holmen come on the line. Junior Jarod Banks was named as a defensive lineman for the Vikings, while senior teammate Chuck Serauskas was named as an offensive lineman. Senior defensive back Christ Magnuson rounds out the list for Holmen.
The WFCA offensive player of the year was Brown Deer senior quarterback Zack Baun.
The defensive player of the year was Homestead defensive lineman David Pfaff.
Here’s a list of the honorable mentions from the area. Click here for all the teams.
WISCONSIN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION
DE Evan Verhota (6-5, 220 sr.)
ILB Dylan Crocker (5-11, 185 sr.)
OLB Kyle Bakalars (5-9, 175 sr.)
RB Kyle Bakalars (5-9, 175 sr.)
DL Jarod Banks (6-4, 240 jr.)
OL Chuck Serauskas (6-1, 235 sr.)
DB Chris Magnuson (6-2, 195 sr.)
DB Jim Hoesley (5-11, 165 jr.)
RB Lee Pronschinske (6-1, 195 sr.)
OLB Jack Reader (6-3, 187 jr.)
OL Gunnar Horstman (6-4, 231 sr.)
RB Andrew Piske (6-0, 207 jr.)
BLACK RIVER FALLS (9-2)
OLB Alec Hartert (6-0, 185 jr.)
OL Elijah Parker (6-5, 260 sr.)
WR Matt LaFaunge (6-1, 165 sr.)
ILB Austen Whitwam (6-0, 170 sr.)
DE/TE Ronnie Engstrad (6-2, 175 sr.)
*P/A is playing for a WIAA Division 7 state championship at 10 a.m. Thursday vs. Owen-Withee (12-1)