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Marathon pulls past Auburndale football

Posted on 23 September 2017 by paul


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MARATHON – Marathon quarterback Donavon Free rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and threw for 179 more as the Raiders topped Auburndale 35-13 in a Marawood Conference football game Friday night at Marathon High School.

Marathon remains unbeaten in the Marawood Conference at 3-0 and improves to 5-1 overall. Auburndale is now 3-3 and 2-2 in conference play.

Free had touchdown runs of 28 and 8 yards, and Dyllan Seehafer added a 4-yard TD run to give Marathon a 21-0 with 4:11 to go in the second quarter.

Auburndale responded with a 45-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Isaacson to Colton Yeske, but Marathon added two more third-quarter touchdowns to pull away.

Marathon outgained the Apaches 493-268 in the victory.

Auburndale hosts Stratford next Friday, Sept. 29.

Raiders 35, Apaches 13
Auburndale 0 7 0 6 – 13
Marathon 0 21 14 0 – 35
Second Quarter

M – Donavon Free 28 run (PAT failed), 10:45.
M – Free 8 run (Rhein pass from Free), 8:02.
M – Dyllan Seehafer 4 run (Jordan Schneeberger kick), 4:11.
A – Colton Yeske 45 pass from Ryan Isaacson (Keller Wolfe kick), 2:14.
Third Quarter
M – Seehafer 25 run (Schneeberger kick), 9:42.
M – Nathan Stoffel 10 pass from Free (Schneeberger kick), 5:58.
Fourth Quarter
A – Isaacson 1 run (Wolfe kick), 11:54.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Auburndale 13; Marathon 24.
Rushing (att-yards): A 32-104; M 46-314.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 10-21-164-2; M 11-21-179-0.
Total yards: A 268; M 493.
Penalties (no.-avg.): A 2-15; M 8-60.
Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-1; M 2-1.
Punting: A 5-22.2; M 2-29.5.
Individual Statistics
A, Jacob Peplinski 15-55, Trayton Weister 9-38, Carter Wilcott 3-4, Ryan Isaacson 3-4, Cody Trowbridge 1-2, Dylan Paun 1-1. M, Donavon Free 19-177, Dylan Seehafer 15-104, Kyle Rhein 7-20, Bryce Mathwich 3-17. Kolby Koeller 1-4, Shawn Williams 1-0.
Passing: A, Isaacson 10-21-164-2. M, Free 11-21-179-0.
Receiving: A, Cameron Ertl 3-63, Weister 3-21, Colten Yeske 1-45, Cooper Weinfurter 1-13, Peplinski 1-2. M, Nathan Stoffel 7-103, Mathwich 2-50, Seehafer 2-26.
Punting: A, Keller Wolfe 3-25.3, Peplinski 2-17.5. M, Carter Hanke 2-29.5.
Records: Auburndale 3-3, 2-2 Marawood Conference; Marathon 5-1, 3-0 Marawood Conference.

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Late TD pushes Auburndale football past Tomahawk

Posted on 15 September 2017 by paul


This story is sponsored by: American Family Insurance – Randy LeMoine Agency, LLC

TOMAHAWK – The Auburndale football team earned a big road win in Marawood Conference play on Friday night, edging Tomahawk 20-13 at Tomahawk High School.

Quarterback Ryan Isaacson scored on a 3-yard touchdown run with just 9 seconds remaining to lift the Apaches to the victory in a back-and-forth game.

The win improves Auburndale’s record to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Marawood Conference. The Apaches will need to win just one of their final four games break even in the conference and likely earn a second-straight WIAA playoff berth.

Tomahawk is now 1-4 overall and 0-3 in the Marawood.

Auburndale pulled out the win with a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Jacob Peplinski scored on a 14-yard run in the first quarter to put Auburndale ahead and the Apaches led 7-0 at halftime.

Tomahawk tied the game with a third-quarter touchdown pass before Auburndale pulled back in front on a 3-yard touchdown run by Ryan Isaacson in the opening minute of the fourth quarter.

After Tomahawk tied the game again with a TD pass with just 2:31 to go, the Apaches drove down the field, and Isaacson ran in from the 3 with just 9 seconds remaining to lift Auburndale to the victory.

Trayton Weister rushed for 114 yards to lead the Auburndale offense.

Auburndale plays at Marathon next Friday, Sept. 22.

Apaches 20, Hatchets 13
Auburndale 7 0 0 13 – 20
Tomahawk 0 0 7 6 – 13
First Quarter

A – Jacob Peplinski 14 run (Keller Wolfe kick), 4:08.
Third Quarter
T – Max Bembinits 6 pass from Watt Wenninger (Justin Yach kick), 7:49.
Fourth Quarter
A – Ryan Isaacson 3 run (kick failed), 11:03.
T – Bembinster 3 pass from Wenninger (kick blocked), 2:31.
A – Isaacson 3 run (Wolfe kick), 0:09.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Auburndale 15; Tomahawk 13.
Rushing yards: A 219; T 131.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 6-16-67-0; T 12-25-95-2.
Total yards: A 286; T 226.
Penalties (no.-yards): A 5-45; T 7-70.
Fumbles (total-lost): A 2-2; T 2-1.
Punting (no.-avg.): A 5-27.2; T 2-34.5.
Individual Statistics
A, Trayton Weiser 21-114, Carter Wilcott 6-52, Jacob Peplinski 7-41, Ryan Isaacson 3-6. T, Brady Anderson 13-86, Wyatt Wenninger 12-31, Nick Witzman 3-9, Jake Reid 2-minus 2.
Passing: A, Isaacson 6-16-67-0. T, Wenninger 12-25-95-2.
Receiving: A, Colten Yeske 2-37, Cale Jacoby 2-26, Wilcott 1-3, Koltin Pask 1-1. T, Max Bembinster 4-51, Reid 2-30, Anderson 2-18, Kameron Olson 2-14, Eli Wurl 2-7.
Punting: A, Keller Wolfe 5-27.2. T, Wenninger 2-34.5.
Records: Auburndale 3-2, 2-1 Marawood Conference; Tomahawk 1-4, 0-3 Marawood Conference.

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Unbeaten Edgar shuts out Auburndale football

Posted on 09 September 2017 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – Defending WIAA Division 7 state champion and perennial powerhouse Edgar rolled into Auburndale on Friday night for a Marawood Conference football game, and the Apaches didn’t have an answer for a tough Edgar defense.

The Wildcats held Auburndale to just 62 total yards and forced four turnovers in a 43-0 victory at Auburndale High School.

Edgar remains perfect on the season, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Marawood Conference, while Auburndale sees its two-game winning streak snapped and drops to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in conference play.

Kaleb Hafferman returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown and Edgar scored five times in the first half.

Edgar quarterback Karson Butt had a pair of touchdown runs, and Ty Guden and Cole Literski added two more as the Wildcats built a 36-0 lead by halftime.

Mason Stoudt had the final rushing score for Edgar in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats ripped off 227 yards rushing on just 32 carries, with Williams Raatz leading the way with 61 yards.

Auburndale’s top rusher, Jacob Peplinski, was limited to just 34 yards on 12 carries, and quarterback Ryan Isaacson completed just two passes and was intercepted three times in the loss. Auburndale managed just two first downs in the game.

Auburndale plays at Tomahawk (1-3, 0-2 Marawood) next Friday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m.

Wildcats 43, Apaches 0
Edgar 8 28 0 7 – 43
Auburndale 0 0 0 0 – 0
(Note: extra points not reported)
First Quarter

E – Karson Butt 5 run, 7:47.
Second Quarter
E – Butt 7 run, 11:55.
E – Kaleb Hafferman 16 interception return.
E – Ty Guden 36 run, 8:27.
E – Cole Literski 5 run, 1:55.
Fourth Quarter
E – Mason Stoudt 5 run, 3:18.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Edgar 12; Auburndale 2.
Rushing (att-yards): Edgar 32-227; Auburndale 25-50.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Edgar 6-8-94-0; Auburndale 2-7-12-3.
Total yards: Edgar 321; Auburndale 62.
Penalties (no-yards): Edgar 4-37; Auburndale 4-21.
Fumbles (total-lost): Edgar 2-2; Auburndale 1-1.
Punting (no.-avg.): Edgar 1-34.0; Auburndale 6-26.8.
Individual Statistics
E, William Raatz 8-61, Cole Literski 7-58, Ty Guden 2-50, Kyle Brewster 3-29, Karson Butt 3-15, Kaleb Hafferman 3-11, Mason Stoudt 6-8. A, Jacob Peplinski 12-34, Trayton Weister 6-8, Carter Wilcott 2-8, Isaiah Hasenohrl 3-6, Ryan Isaacson 2-minus 15.
Passing: E, Butt 6-8-94-0. A, Isaacson 2-7-12-3.
Receiving: E, Josh Burish 2-46, Raatz 1-28, Colton Heil 1-19, Literski 1-1, Hafferman 1-minus 1. A, Peplinski 1-8, Wilcott 1-4.
Punting: E, Stoudt 1-34.0. E, Keller Wolfe 6-26.8.
Interceptions (defense): E, Hafferman, Butt, Guden.
Records: Edgar 4-0, 2-0 Marawood Conference; Auburndale 2-2, 1-1 Marawood Conference.

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Auburndale football tops Rib Lake/Prentice

Posted on 01 September 2017 by paul


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PRENTICE – The Auburndale football team won its second-straight game, topping Rib Lake/Prentice 21-7 in a Marawood Conference game Friday night at Prentice High School.

The Apaches are now 2-1 overall and 1-0 in the Marawood, while Rib Lake/Prentice falls to 1-2 and 0-1 in conference play.

Auburndale hosts unbeaten Edgar (3-0, 1-0 Marawood) on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Auburndale High School.

The Red Hawks took a 7-0 lead on a first-quarter touchdown run by Colt Logan for 66 yards.

Auburndale responded with a TD pass from Ryan Isaacson to Cale Jacoby to tie the game at halftime, then scored twice in the third quarter to provide the winning margin.

Isaacson ran in from 5 yards and Jacob Peplinski, who finished with 137 yards rushing, scored from the 7.

Apaches 21, Red Hawks 7
Auburndale 0 7 14 0 – 21
Rib Lake/Prentice 7 0 0 0 – 7

First Quarter
RLP – Colt Logan 66 run (Logan kick).
Second Quarter
A – Cale Jacoby 36 pass from Ryan Isaacson (Cam Ertl kick).
Third Quarter
A – Isaacson 5 run (Ertl kick).
A – Jacob Peplinski 7 run (Ertl kick).
Team Statistics
First downs:
Auburndale 15; Rib Lake/Prentice 13.
Rushing (att-yards): A 35-188; RLP 38-225.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): A 6-13-101-0; RLP 5-12-74-1.
Fumbles (total-lost): A 1-0; RLP 1-1.
Penalties (no.-yards): A 8-80; RLP 12-109.
Punting (no.-avg.): A 3-37.7; RLP 3-34.0.
Individual Statistics
A, Jacob Peplinski 24-137, Trayton Weister 7-39, Carter Wilcott 2-7, Ryan Isaacson 2-5. RLP, Colt Logan 11-99, Kai Vedder 13-64; Chase Swan 7-29, Trace Brayton 4-16, Tyler Balgard 2-11, No. 40 (no name provided) 1-7.
Passing: A, Isaacson 6-13-101-0. RLP, Brayton 2-5-56-0, Swan 3-7-18-1.
Receiving: A, Colten Yeske 3-54, Wilcott 2-11, Cale Jacoby 1-36. RLP, John Henry Hopkins 2-56, Cody Bloomberg 2-15, Balgard 1-3.
Punting: A, Peplinski 3-37.7. RLP, Bloomberg 3-34.0.
Records: Auburndale 2-1, 1-0 Marawood Conference; Rib Lake/Prentice 1-2, 0-1 Marawood Conference.

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Auburndale football explodes in second half to rout Manawa

Posted on 25 August 2017 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – The Auburndale football team evened up its record at 1-1 this season with a come-from-behind 34-13 nonconference victory over Manawa on Friday night at Auburndale High School.

Manawa led 7-0 at halftime before the Apaches exploded for five second-half touchdowns, including a 20-point third quarter.

Aaron Marth and Trayton Weister each returned inceptions for touchdowns, Marth’s covering 50 yards and Weister’s going 87 yards.

Jacob Peplinski rushed for 131 yards and a score, and Weister added 99 yards and two touchdowns as Auburndale racked up 293 yards on the ground.

Cale Jacoby caught four passes for 70 yards as well for the Apaches.

Auburndale plays at Rib Lake/Prentice at Prentice High School next Friday, Sept. 1, in a Marawood Conference contest.

Apaches 34, Wolves 13
Manawa 0 7 6 0 – 13
Auburndale 0 0 20 14 – 34
Scoring plays not provided.
Team Statistics
First downs:
Manawa 11; Auburndale 16.
Rushing (att-yards): M, 39-297; A, 41-248.
Passing (comp-att-yards-int): M, 7-20-143-2; A 7-17-102-0.
Total yards: M 440; A 350.
Penalties (no.-yards): M 14-105; A 8-75.
Fumbles (total-lost): M 2-0; A 4-1.
Punting (no.-avg.): M 6-33.0; A 4-31.0.
Individual Statistics
M, Bryce Schulke 10-124, Garrett Bristol 20-97, Seth Forbes 8-82, Brett Fisher 1-minus 6. A, Jacob Peplinski 20-131, Trayton Weister 10-99, Carter Wilcott 5-28, Ryan Isaacson 6-minus 10.
Passing: M, Schulke 6-13-98-1, Forbes 1-7-15-1. A, Isaacson 7-17-102-0.
Receiving: M, Isaac Ratliff 2-66, Austin Kitowski 2-34, Hunter Westphal 2-31, No. 15 (name not provided) 1-11. A, Cale Jacoby 4-70, Cameron Ertl 2-23, Wilcott 1-9.
Records: Manawa 1-1; Auburndale 1-1.

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Auburndale football drops opener to Pittsville

Posted on 19 August 2017 by paul

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AUBURNDALE – The Auburndale football team dropped its season opener at home to Pittsville 24-8 on Friday night.

The game was a nonconference contest.

Auburndale was held to just 36 yards rushing on 26 attempts.

Riley Wayerski ran for 138 yards and a touchdown, and Luke Denniston threw a pair of scores to Bailey Herkert to provide Pittsville with its scoring.

Auburndale’s lone score came in the fourth quarter on a touchdown pass from Ryan Isaacson to Cale Jacoby.

Auburndale will host Manawa in another nonconference game next Friday, Aug. 25, at 7 p.m.

Panthers 24, Apaches 8
Pittsville 0 10 0 14 – 24
Auburndale 0 0 0 8 – 8
Scoring plays not provided.
Individual Statistics
P, Riley Wayerski 28-138, Tyler Dammann 7-28. A, Trayton Weister 9-27, Jacob Peplinski 11-23, Carter Wilcott 2-1, Ryan Isaacson 4-minus 15.
Passing: P, Luke Denniston 3-7-88-0, Bailey Herkert 1-1-8-0. A, Isaacson 8-20-107-2.
Receiving: P, Herkert 2-84, Brett Peters 1-8, Hunter Wilke 1-4. A, Cale Jacoby 5-57, Colten Yeske 1-24, Cam Ertl 1-20, Peplinski 1-6.
Records: Pittsville 0-1; Auburndale 1-0.

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High school football preview: Talented skill players return for Auburndale

Posted on 15 August 2017 by paul

Auburndale’s group of running backs work on a drill during a recent preseason practice. The Apaches open their 2017 season Aug. 18 at home against Pittsville. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

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By Paul Lecker

AUBURNDALE – For the third time in the past four seasons, the Auburndale football team has a different head coach.

Jay Anderson takes over a program that reached the WIAA playoffs and finished 4-6 overall and 4-4 in the Marawood Conference a year ago. The Apaches lost 26-6 to conference-rival Marathon in the first round of the Division 6 playoffs.

With only five seniors graduating, and overall numbers up, Anderson is optimistic the Apaches will continued to improve and possibly make another run at the postseason.

Ryan Issacson enters his third season as the Apaches’ starting quarterback and will lead a new offensive look. Issacson threw for 1,164 yards and seven touchdowns, and rushed for four more scores a year ago.

“The guys have really caught on to what we are trying to do and seem very excited,” Anderson said. “Our numbers are up, which is important for the long term in our program.

“It’s going to be a multiple set, play-progression offense. Using different looks, using different formations and being able to run base plays out of each set. We have a nice groups of seniors that are picking things up and leading by example.”

Isaacson will have two of his top receivers back. Seniors Cameron Ertl and Cale Jacoby return after solid 2016 campaigns. Ertl caught a team-high 21 passes for 489 yards and four touchdowns, while Jacoby hauled in 18 catches for 280 yards.

Senior Jake Peplinski is the top returning rusher after running for 303 yards and scoring a team-high six touchdowns. Behind him, juniors Trayton Weister and Isaiah Hasenohrl will be in the mix for carries, as weill fullbacks Carter Wilcott and Aaron Marth. Dalton Hoffman and Colten Yeske will also see time at receiver.

“With the skill positions we have a lot of seniors and we have some guys that are ready to step in if needed,” Anderson said. “Peplinski trained very hard, had a real good offseason, and he can be a very explosive player for us.”

Through the first days of training camp, Anderson said the defense was still in learning-mode.

Peplinski was a first-team all-conference pick at defensive end, Ertl had a team-high five interceptions at cornerback and was second-team all-Marawood, and lineman Keller Wolfe is the top returning tackler after racking up 56 a year ago.

“Defensively we are kind of finding ourselves,” Anderson said. “We’re going to be presenting some different looks and alignments that they aren’t used to and they are feeling their way through it. We’re doing a lot of adjustment with personnel and they’re getting there.”

Fri., Aug. 18 &PITTSVILLE, 7 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 25 &MANAWA, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 1 at Rib Lake/Prentice (at Prentice), 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 8 EDGAR, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 15 at Tomahawk, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 22 at Marathon, 7 p.m.
Fri., Sept. 29 STRATFORD, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 6 at Chequamegon, 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 13 &WHITEHALL*, 7 p.m.
Home games in CAPS, at Auburndale High School

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Auburndale’s Collin Hawkins signs letter to play football at UW-Stevens Point

Posted on 01 February 2017 by paul

Auburndale senior running back Collin Hawkins signed a letter of intent on Feb. 1 to play football at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

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By Paul Lecker

AUBURNDALE – For Collin Hawkins, playing college football has always been a dream of his.

The Auburndale High School senior will be able to tackle that dream, and do it close to home next fall.

Hawkins, a 5-11, 195-pound fullback/linebacker, signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play football at NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Hawkins will follow former teammate and his “best bud”, Kaleb Bolder, who was a freshman offensive lineman on the Pointers’ squad that went 6-4 overall and 3-4 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference last season.

“As a kid playing football, every kid thinks they are going to play Division I football and go to the NFL,” Hawkins said. “At the end of the day, I’m going to be playing Division III football and that is great.

“I watched quite a few (UWSP) games last year, went with Kaleb’s family a lot, and I like how they play. When I took an official visit, I really liked how they play football. I know the place. I know the campus. It was right for me.”

Hawkins was a second-team all-Marawood Conference pick at linebacker as a junior and a honorable mention choice last season after helping the Apaches reach the playoffs. He was fifth in the Marawood in rushing yards with 558.

“I am very proud of Collin,” Auburndale coach Eric Custer said. “He has worked very hard to put himself in the position that he is currently in. He works very hard in the weight room, and does beyond expectations with his film study. Those two assets alone will benefit him at the next level.”

Hawkins said he was told he will compete at the linebacker position, but is willing to “play wherever they need me.”

“Kaleb was my best bud through high school,” said Hawkins, who plans on studying business in search of either a sales or marketing degree. “He gave me insights into the program. He had a good time playing there, likes the coaching staff, I enjoyed the staff. It made me feel like that’s what I wanted.”

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Champion Stratford dominates 2016 All-Marawood Conference Football Team

Posted on 18 November 2016 by paul

Stratford offensive lineman Tanner Weinfurtner (79) celebrates with Kam Bornbach after Bornbach scored a touchdown during a win over Marathon in August. Both Bornbach and Weinfurtner were first-team all-Marawood Conference choices. (Photo by Paul Lecker/

Stratford offensive lineman Tanner Weinfurtner (79) celebrates with Kam Bornbach after Bornbach scored a touchdown during a win over Marathon in August. Both Bornbach and Weinfurtner were first-team all-Marawood Conference choices. (Photo by Paul Lecker/


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By Paul Lecker

The Stratford football team won its first outright Marawood Conference title since 2007 and reaped the rewards as it had six players named at seven positions to the first team of the 2016 All-Marawood Conference Football Team, which was voted on by the nine conference coaches following the conclusion of the regular season.

Senior Kamren Bornbach was named conference Back of the Year and was a first-team selection at both fullback/tight end and inside linebacker for the Tigers.

Bornbach led the conference in scoring with 114 points (16 touchdowns, 13 extra-point kicks, one field goal, and one two-point conversion) and was second in the Marawood with 771 rushing yards out of his fullback position.

Bornbach, along with senior Kyler Haupt at defensive end/outside linebacker, senior Ethan Fabry at defensive line, and junior Aiden Hoffman at inside linebacker were also first-team picks for the Stratford defense that allowed an average of just 117 yards and 4 points per game as the Tigers went a perfect 8-0 in conference play.

Senior offensive linemen Tanner Weinfurtner and Tyson Kauffman, and receiver Cole Hoffmann were also first-team picks for Stratford.

Juniors Luke Barten (defensive line) and Dilan Dehlinger (defensive back) were second-team selections for the Tigers, along with Fabry at offensive line.

“I’m real proud of our players all year,” Stratford coach Jason Tubbs said. “Winning the conference is a great accomplishment. The line played well all year. Kam being Back of the Year shows how hard and dedicated he was his whole career. There will be a lot of big shoes to fill next year after losing out great senior class.”

Auburndale finished 4-4 in the conference and reached the WIAA playoffs, the team’s No. 1 goal before the season began.

Junior defensive end Jake Peplinski and senior defensive back Aaron Willfahrt were named to the first-team defense for the Apaches, with junior Cameron Ertl earning second-team honors at both wide receiver and defensive back, and senior Luke Olsen was named to the second team at offensive line.

“Jake played outside linebacker and did a nice job setting the edge,” Auburndale coach Eric Custer said. “We moved him from defensive end and he was very uncomfortable with it at first, but now is very happy with the decision.

“Aaron received the most votes at defensive back, and even though he didn’t have a lot of gaudy numbers (two interceptions), teams were throwing away from him, which is a compliment. He’s a very smart, athletic kid.”

2016 All-Marawood Conference Football Team
First Team
Donavon Free, jr., Marathon; Taylor Brayton, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice.
Receivers: Bailey Herkert, jr., Pittsville; Cole Hoffmann, sr., Stratford.
Fullback/tight end: Nathan Stoffel, so., Marathon; Kam Bornbach, sr., Stratford.
Line: Tanner Weinfurtner, sr., Stratford; Bryce Seubert, sr., Marathon; Tyson Kauffman, sr., Stratford; Michael Lang, jr., Marathon; Zach Makovsky, jr., Rib Lake/Prentice.
Running backs: Mitchell Putnam, sr., Marathon; Alec Hafferman, sr., Edgar; Hunter Swan, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice.
Kicker: Josh Burish, jr., Edgar.
Ends/outside linebackers:
Bryce Seubert, sr., Marathon; Alec Hafferman, sr., Edgar; Kyler Haupt, sr., Stratford; Jake Peplinski, jr., Auburndale.
Line: Ethan Fabry, sr., Stratford; Kaden Callaway, sr., Marathon.
Inside linebackers: Kam Bornbach, sr., Stratford; Aiden Hoffman, jr., Stratford.
Defensive backs: Aaron Willfahrt, sr., Auburndale; Donavon Free, jr., Marathon; Mitchell Putnam, sr., Marathon.
Punter: Peter Newbury, jr., Chequamegon.
Second Team
Luke Denniston, jr., Pittsville.
Receivers: Drew Rohde, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice; Eli Wurl, jr., Tomahawk; Cameron Ertl, jr., Auburndale.
Line: Seth Schilling, sr., Edgar; Ethan Fabry, sr., Stratford; Bryce Imhoff, jr., Edgar; Luke Olsen, sr., Auburndale; Henry Myers, jr., Pittsville.
Ends/outside linebackers:
Kai Vedder, so., Rib Lake/Prentice; Henry Myers, jr., Pittsville; Austin Hilgart, sr., Chequamegon; Jake Ruid, jr., Tomahawk; Tyler Dammonn, jr., Pittsville.
Line: Garrett Richardson, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice; Reece Heidmann, jr., Edgar; Luke Barten, jr., Stratford.
Inside linebackers: Hunter Swan, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice; Zach Hanke, sr., Marathon; Tyler Matysik, sr., Edgar; Drew Rohde, sr., Rib Lake/Prentice.
Defensive backs: Dilan Dehlinger, jr., Stratford; Karson Butt, so., Edgar; Cameron Ertl, jr., Auburndale; Peter Newbury, jr., Chequamegon.
Honorable Mention
Auburndale: Collin Hawkins, Ryan Isaacson, Josh Gabel, Cale Jacoby.
Chequamegon: Brice McClay, Robert Renken, Sawyer Anderson, Dawson Weik.
Edgar: Brett Schuette, Cade Littleton, Shawn Bunkelman, Colton Heil.
Marathon: Riley Rhyner, Hunter Seubert, Richie Seubert, Zach Anklam.
Phillips: Brandon Huettl, Christian Makovsky, Dakota Haberman, Tanner Riley.
Pittsville: Nick Hibbard, Josh Zogelman, Todd Parker, Kody Kauth.
Rib Lake/Prentice: Trayvon Sutherland, Colt Logan, Trace Brayton, Peter Ulrich.
Stratford: David Marquardt, Kade Ehrike, Jordan Becker, Eli Drexler
Tomahawk: Easton Phalin, Eli Wurl, William Russell, Kole Woodall.
Co-coaches of the Year: Mark Krommenacker and Jeremy Brayton, Rib Lake/Prentice.
Back of the Year: Kam Bornbach, Stratford.
Lineman of the Year: Bryce Seubert, Marathon.

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Marathon knocks Auburndale out of WIAA football playoffs

Posted on 21 October 2016 by paul

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MARATHON – The Auburndale football team’s season came to an end Friday night with a 26-6 loss to Marathon in a WIAA Division 6 Level 1 playoff game at Marathon High School.

The Apaches kept it close early, trailing just 14-6 at halftime, but they couldn’t muster another score.

Marathon (9-1) moves on to a Level 2 matchup at Abbotsford (10-0) next Friday.

Donavan Free tossed touchdown passes of 20 and 13 yards to Riley Rhyner, and ran in a score from 19 yards for Marathon.

Auburndale’s lone score came on a 9-yard pass from Ryan Isaacson to Aaron Willfahrt with 4:31 to go in the half that cut Marathon’s lead to 14-6 at the time.

Mitchell Putnam finished with 143 yards rushing for the Raiders, 50 of that coming on a touchdown run with just more than 3 minutes to go in the first half, and Marathon held the Apaches scoreless in the second half.

Auburndale statistics were not reported.

Auburndale ends its season with a 4-6 record.

Raiders 26, Apaches 6
Auburndale 0 6 0 0 – 6
Marathon 7 13 6 0 – 26
First Quarter

M – Riley Rhyner 20 pass from Donavan Free (Schneeberger kick), 5:50.
Second Quarter
M – Free 19 run (Schneeberger kick), 7:00.
A – Aaron Willfahrt 9 pass from Ryan Isaacson (PAT no good), 4:31.
M – Mitchell Putnam 50 run (Schneeberger kick), 3:02.
Third Quarter
M – Rhyner 13 pass from Free (run failed), 4:10.
Auburndale statistics not provided.

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