Gilman’s Krizan Named 8-Player Defensive Player of the Year

Julian Krizan of Gilman has been selected as the 2021 8-Player Football Defensive Player of the Year by WisSports.net.

Krizan was an All-State player last year and the WSN 8-Player Defensive Player of the Year. As a senior, he has been outstanding once again, recording 92 tackles and three sacks for the Pirates, who advanced to the state semi-finals.

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Krizan was among the state leaders with 92 tackles for the Pirates, who went unbeaten in the regular season before falling to eventual champion Newman Catholic in the semi-finals. In that showdown with Newman, Krizan had nine tackles.

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He also served as the team’s quarterback, throwing for 1,004 yards and 16 touchdowns, adding 1,079 yards and 18 scores on the ground.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]