PLATTEVILLE — The best football players in southwest Wisconsin gathered at Pioneer Lanes Sunday, Nov. 20 as the Southwestern Wisconsin Shrine Club and QueenB Raido announced its 2016 All-Area Football team.
Forty area players from the Southwest Wisconsin Conference, Southwestern Wisconsin Activities League and the Six Rivers Conference earned a spot on the team.
Platteville second-year head coach Kyle Craig was named the All-Area Coach of the Year by the area media selection committee after leading the Hillmen to an 8–3 overall record and a share of the SWC title with a 4–1 mark in league play.
Darlington senior running back Hunter Johnson was named the Offensive Player of the Year after rushing for 2,171 yards and 41 TDs for the 13–1 Division 6 state runner-up Redbirds.
Lancasetr senior linebacker Justin Allen (91 tackles) and Highland senior defensive back John Ross Linscheid (81 tackles, 3 interceptions, 3 forced fumbles) shared Defensive Player of Year honors.
Platteville junior Ian Carter was named the Lineman of the Year.
The rest of the All-Area team is as follows.
2016 SouthwesternWisconsin Shrine Club/QueenB Radio All-Area Football team
Coach of the Year
Kyle Craig Platteville
Offensive Player of the Year
Hunter Johnson sr. Darlington
Co-Defensive Player of the Year
Justin Allen sr. Lancaster
John Ross Lincheid sr. Highland
Lineman of the Year
Ian Carter jr. Platteville
QB – Elijah Alt, Riverver Valley sr.
QB – John Ross Linschied, Highland sr.
RB – Colin Argue, Pec/Argyle sr.
RB – Luke Fugate, Platteville sr.
RB – Evan Gates, Lancaster jr.
RB – Hunter Johnson, Darlington sr.
RB – Bordy Milz, Black Hawk jr.
RB – Kordell Stillmunkes, Cuba City jr.
WR – A.J. Hendrickson, Pec/Argyle sr.
WR – Hunter Mayte, Shullsburg sr.
WR – Trevor Nueroth, Fennimore jr.
WR – Alex Traxler, Platteville sr.
WR – Ryan Wickman, River Valley sr.
TE – Joey Meyer, Shullsburg sr.
OL – Preston Blevins, Black Hawk sr.
OL – Ian Carter, Platteville jr.
OL – Tanner Collins, Potosi sr.
OL – Mitch Dammen, Pec/Argyle sr.
OL – Ben Ertz, River Ridge sr.
OL – Quinten Kreul, Lancaster sr.
OL – Larry Moore, Lancaster sr.
OL – Logan Muhlstein, Darlington sr.
OL – Billy Schluter, River Valley jr.
OL – Will Simmons, Platteville sr.
OL – Jesse Sturtz, Darlington sr.
OL – Josh Weaver, Darlington sr.
DL – Ian Carter, Platteville jr.
DL – Mitch Dammen, Pec/Argyle sr.
DL – Chad Golackson, Darlington sr.
DL – Gabe Hudson, Lancaster jr.
DL – Josh Lehman, Pec/Argyle jr.
DL – Joey Meyer, Shullsburg sr.
DL – Jordan Molhman, Lancaster sr.
DL – Logan Muhlstein, Darlington sr.
LB – Justin Allen, Lancaster sr.
LB – Tanner Collins, Potosi sr.
LB – Luke Fugate, Platteville sr.
LB – Lance Lierman, Shullsburg sr.
LB – Brody Milz, Black Hawk jr.
LB – Jesse Sturtz, Darlington sr.
DB – Garrett Birkett, Lancaster jr.
DB – Logan Green, Pec/Argyle sr.
DB – Trevor Johnson, Darlington sr.
DB – John Ross Linscheid, Highland sr.
DB – Hunter Matye, Shullsburg sr.
DB – Alex Traxler, Platteville sr.
K – Drew Hennessey, Highland so.
K – Zach White, Platteville jr.
P – A.J. Hendrickson, Pec/Argyle sr.
RS – Luke Fugate, Platteville