Standouts no matter where they are on field


KLC football team has five all-league players on both offense and defense

Ten football players from Kohler/Lutheran/Christian made all-conference, and half of them were recognized for the talent on offense and defense.

Leading the way was senior Robby Michael, who was tabbed the offensive player of the year in the Eastern Wisconsin Conference and earned first-team status as quarterback and defensive back.

“It’s an honor that the coaches in the conference acknowledged me as all-conference on both sides,” Michael said. “It shows my hard work has been paying off.”

Two senior teammates also made the first team on both sides.

Colin Girdaukas did so as a wide receiver and an outside linebacker, and Casey Verhagen made it as a wide receiver and defensive back.

“I am extremely honored that the EWC coaches thought that highly of me,” Girdaukas said.

Added Verhagen: “I am grateful to have teammates and coaches that trusted in my abilities this season to set the team up for success on both sides of the ball. At the end of the day, I was willing to give everything I had for them in order to be successful and I’m honored to receive these awards this season because of it.”

The two other first-team athletes were senior offensive lineman Elijah White and junior tight end Noah Heinen.

Two senior standouts that earned second team were offensive lineman Max Hildebrandt (also honorable mention as defensive end) and inside linebacker Matt Stephany (also honorable mention as running back).

Senior offensive lineman Everett Poth and senior defensive end Ben Toman were also picked second team.

Shawn Lewis, a junior defensive lineman, received honorable mention.

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