Watch list for State’s Top Senior Off. Lineman: Hafermann(Rapids), Wirkus(Edgar), Thums(Abbotsford), Mueller(PacelliBurish(Wausau West), Harris(Mosinee), Grewe(Colby), Seitz(Stratford)

Edgar (OnFocus) – Multiple area athletes are named to a preseason watch list for the state’s top senior offensive lineman. The Joe Thomas Award is presented annually to the state’s top senior offensive lineman as part of the WSN Senior Football Awards.

  • Waylon Wirkus, Edgar
  • Devin Thums, Abbotsford
  • Logan Burish, Wausau West
  • Nolan Harris, Mosinee
  • Carter Grewe, Colby
  • Luke Hafermann, Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln
  • Adam Mueller, Pacelli
  • Jack Seitz, Stratford

The award is named after former Brookfield Central and University of Wisconsin athlete Joe Thomas, who has gone on to great success in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. After an All-American career at UW, Thomas was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl ten times.

The pre-season list will be trimmed down to about 25 semi-finalists halfway through the year, with five finalists chosen at the start of the playoffs. Winners are announced the week of the state finals.

JOE THOMAS AWARD PRE-SEASON WATCH LIST

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Jack Alexander Middleton
John Appenfeldt Dodgeland
Devin Arriaga Menasha
Hank Axelrod Regis
Lukas Becker Clear Lake
Ashton Beers Slinger
Robert Beese Amery
Brian Beidatsch Marquette University
Ben Benes Northwestern
Maximos Besl Waterloo
Zach Bischel Kimberly
Ryan Blagdon Waukesha North
Nick Blatnik Arrowhead
Spencer Brewton Appleton West
Frank Brezovar Cedarburg
Devin Brooks Markesan
Joe Brunner Whitefish Bay
Logan Burish Wausau West
Zander Casper New Holstein
Bobby Cogswell Black River Falls
Gavin Consigny Martin Luther
Trevor Decker Ozaukee
Jack Dotzler Waunakee
Billy Dzierzanowski Badger
Tyler Ebel DeForest
Eddie Farrell Lake Country Lutheran
Mitchell Fedie Mondovi
Brady Frey Brookfield East
Joe Fugle Rhinelander
Aiden Funk Kenosha Bradford
Jack Gehl River Falls
Devonte Glave West Allis Central
Richard Gomez Arcadia
Cameron Gray Germantown
Trevor Gray Greenfield
Jordan Greuel Greendale
Carter Grewe Colby
Luke Hafermann Wisconsin Rapids
Ethan Hansen Appleton North
Nolan Harris Mosinee
Philip Hawthorne Saint John’s NW Academies
Max Hildebrandt Kohler/Sheb Luth./Christian
Carson Hinzman Saint Croix Central
Michael Horvath Madison West
Nathaneal Huebner Whitnall
Seth Hultman Racine Lutheran
Brock Jasinski Grafton
Joseph Kallies Wisconsin Lutheran
Cyrus Kampa Waunakee
Aden Katz Sheboygan South
Sam Klein Kimberly
Sawyer Kohl New London
Luca Kowalik Marquette University
Brennan Kuske Kaukauna
Mitchell Lane Lodi
Nate Lauritsen Turtle Lake
Caleb Ledbeter Cedar Grove-Belgium
Lucas Lombardo Lake Country Lutheran
Caden Maas Watertown
Evan Malcore Sun Prairie
Brock Maleski Waterford
Ian Matzek Ellsworth
Joshua McDonald Bay Port
Landon Mitchell Port Washington
Brock Moen Iola-Scandinavia
Adam Mueller Pacelli
Josiah Nathaniel Catholic Memorial
Barrett Nelson Stoughton
Mike Nelson Unity
Ryan Norton River Valley
Logan Nowak Green Bay Preble
Evan Oberg DeForest
Joey Okla Arrowhead
Brodie Overbeck Southern Door
Dennis Padgett Westosha Central
Cole Patrick Kenosha St. Joseph
Matt Petska Chippewa Falls
Jaylin Pritchett Racine Lutheran
Lewis Pruitt Kenosha Bradford
Max Rader Notre Dame
Wyatt Ripp Lodi
Ben Robinson Plymouth
Gabe Rousseau Stoughton
Andrew Schedel Oshkosh North
Billy Schrauth Saint Mary’s Springs
Will Schroeder Appleton North
Chad Schuster Franklin
Michael Schutte Oconomowoc
Evan Scott Franklin
Jack Seitz Stratford
Jon Sell Bonduel
Nathan Skebba Grafton
Jackson Smits Shawano
Trenton Tagel Sheboygan North
Will Tappa Iola-Scandinavia
Daniel Taraboi Cedarburg
Broc Tennies Slinger
Tanner Thompson Appleton North
Devin Thums Abbotsford
Hayden Wagner Muskego
Darren Wagner Reedsville
Dain Walter New Glarus/Monticello
Ben Werner Benton/Scales Mound/Shullsburg
Sam Werner Waukesha West
Hank Wettleson Hudson
Dylan Wilke Saint Croix Central
Cameron Winkers Fennimore
Waylon Wirkus Edgar
Josh Witt Ashwaubenon
Gavin Wodill Fall River/Rio
Landon Woodard Waukesha West
Jacob Young Mukwonago
Sam Zamudio Little Chute
Ryan Zieglebauer Hartford

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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]