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Katz, Shoen, Michael play in all-star football game

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South’s Aden Katz and North’s Brandon Shoen played their final high school football game July 16 in Oskhosh, but it will not be the last time they compete in Titan Stadium.

Katz, who will play at UW-Eau Claire, and Shoen, a UW-Stevens Point recruit, helped the North beat the South in the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association’s all-star game.

“It’s really cool to think about,” Katz said. “My expectations were pretty high going into the game. I knew it was going to be really high energy with a lot of talent on the field. But the game itself blew past my expectations. The fans were crazy. The energy was super nuts. It was really competitive, really fun. … It was one of the greatest weeks of my life.”

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Added Shoen: “I feel like this all-star game was super important to me. I feel like it was a warm-up for college.”

North offensive lineman Trenton Tagel was a late addition to the roster but he did not play after getting hurt earlier in the week.

Michael also plays

Koehler/Lutheran/Christian quarterback Robby Michael led the North to a 25-7 victory in the Small School Division as well. He completed five passes for 86 yards, with 82 of them coming on a touchdown pass that gave his squad a 6-0 lead.

“Playing in the all-star game was an experience I’ll never forget,” Michael said. “Being around a group of guys with the same focus and mindset that I have towards the game of football was such a unique and special feeling for me. Connecting with the guys on and off the field became so easy. I built friendships and bonds with players from all over the state in such a short span of time; it still seems so unreal to think about. The guys became like brothers to me and I’ll never forget them and the week we had together.”

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