THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
VanVooren Heads MONLPC Large Team
Issue Date: December 6, 2018
Coleman led area teams with 10 spots on the all-Packerland football team.
Cougars seniors Brock Martinson and Jacob Zeitler were first-teamers on both sides of the ball. Zeitler was a unanimous running back and linebacker selection, while Martinson was a unanimous offensive lineman and a first-team defensive lineman. Zeitler was also a second-team punter.
"Besides what he did on the football field," said Coleman Head Coach Jeff Bronson. "Jacob became a great leader. Included everyone in practice, helped anyone in the weight room, he became what you hoped a 4-year varsity member would become--a true team leader. The credit he gave for his success was always to the offensive line."
Bronson went on to discuss what make Martinson such a speacial player.
"It would have been awesome to have Brock on the field to end his career, but his body had a different idea. ," said Bronson. "Brock was our "big guy" on the line. Very physical and at times he dominated a game like no lineman we have had. In 8 games, Brock was our third leading tackler which is hard to do in the linebacker friendly system we play. His pass rush and use of hands was markedly improved as a senior. Brock is our offensive line version of Jacob. When we needed a play we relied on Brock to make it and usually with Jacob right behind him."
On the field, Jacob set the tone for us on both sides of the ball. If we needed a yard we knew he could give us two. He improved every single year whether it was his first or last year at fullback or the middle two as a halfback.
Coleman sophomore running back Tyler Blanchard and senior running back Mason Risner were second teamers, as was junior offensive lineman John Bieber and sophomore offensive lineman Spencer Karban.
Junior defensive back Payton Nelson was a second-teamer. Bieber also earned an honorable mention as a linebacker.
Peshtigo's senior tight end, Mitchell VanVooren, was a first-teamer and conference co-offensive player of the year with Southern Door's Derik LeCaptain and Kewaunee's Owen Kudick.
Despite a season in which he posted 855 yards and 12 touchdowns, VanVooren was not a unanimous offensive selection, however. He was a unanimous defensive back.
Bulldog senior offensive lineman/linebacker Zach LeMahieu was a two-way second-teamer. Senior kicker Aidan Bohaczek was a second-teamer and senior defensive lineman Reece Demarce was a second-team selection.
Jared Potkay, Tyler Salzman and Gunner Sommers were honorable mentions.
Oconto senior Bennett Frazer was a unanimous first-team pick at offensive end and defensive back. Senior punter Zach Sherman was a first-team pick.
Second team offensive lineman Eli Schanau earned a spot on the second team and Sherman was a second-team linebacker and tight end. Offensive lineman Andrew Ramage was a second-team pick. Junior defensive lineman Joe Reed was an honorable mention.
LeCaptain was the defensive player of the year in the conference as well.