OnFocus Athlete of the Week, August 15 – August 21

High school sports have returned, and there are excellent performances by area athletes worth celebrating. Athlete of the Week and Team of the Week mark their return! Check out the amazing nominees for this week’s award and be sure to spread the word!

Vote: OnFocus Team of the Week: August 15 – August 21

OnFocus Athlete of the Week, August 15 – August 21

  • Brock Birrenkott, Pacelli – In Pacelli’s 33-7 win over Weyauwega-Fremont, Birrenkott spearheaded the charge on defense, collecting 10 solo tackles and assisting on 6 others.
  • Colton Geurink, Wausau West Football – Geurink put the state on notice that he’s ready to amass big numbers on the ground, collecting 297 rushing yards on 38 carries and scored 5 touchdowns as the Warriors downed DePere 38-14 to open the season.
  • Dillon Kirsch, Stratford Football (nominated online) – In Stratford’s 14-7 battle with Mosinee, Kirsch scored the game-winning touchdown with just over a minute left to play in the game.
  • Brock Bennington, Spencer/Columbus Football – Bennington had 236 yards rushing on 11 carries and scored three touchdowns in the Rockets’ 51-28 win over Glenwood City.

  • Andrew Jeske, Colby Football (nominated online) – In Colby’s 37-0 blanking of Neillsville/Granton, Jeske was instrumental in the Hornets’ swarming defense. Colby limited N/G to -23 yards rushing and Jeske produced a rarity for a defensive player, a safety. Jeske also racked up 4 sacks, putting Colby’s opponents this season on notice that he will be a force to be reckoned with.

Which athlete gets your vote as the OnFocus Athlete of the Week, August 15 - August 21?

Voting ends Wednesday at 5:00 pm

Vote: OnFocus Team of the Week: August 15 – August 21

Know some top athletic performances? Seeing some great teams in action?

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Pancakes or Waffles!  We feature top area athletes with our world-renowned feature. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

Baked or Fried! We also feature difference makers throughout central Wisconsin: coaches, booster club leaders, adminstration, volunteers, you name it. Send us your nominations for who you’d like us to interview HERE

College Athlete Roundup! We want to recognize student-athletes from the area who are competing at the college level. Send us information on college athletes from the area with our simple form HERE

Where are they Now? We feature athletes and difference makers  from the past, standouts in sports who excelled over the years and have moved on. Know of a former athlete, coach or difference maker who we should feature? Know of a former standout competitor whose journey beyond central Wisconsin sports is one we should share? Send us information on athletes and difference makers of the past with our simple form HERE

OnFocus ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Nominees 2021-22

  • Brodk Birrenkott, Pacelli
  • Colton Geurink, Wausau West Football
  • Dillon Kirsch, Stratford Football (nominated online)
  • Brock Bennington, Spencer/Columbus Football 
  • Andrew Jeske, Colby Football (nominated online)

OnFocus TEAM OF THE WEEK Nominees 2021-22

  • Nekoosa Football(nominated online) 
  • Amherst Football(nominated online
  • Abbotsford Football
  • Auburndale Football
  • Stanley-Boyd Football(nominated online)

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

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]