Belmont made the switch to eight-player football this fall and it couldn’t have gone much better. The Braves finished 9–3 overall, second in the eight-team Great 8 Conference at 5–2 and advanced to the WIAA 8-player state semifinals.
Earlier this week six Braves were recognized with 11 all-conference selections for Belmont’s successful season.
Junior quarterback/linebacker Riley Christensen shared the league’s Player of the Year honor with Wausau Newman Catholic senior Joe Stephan after earning first-team All-Great 8 honors at offense utility and linebacker. He also received honorable mention for special teams.
For complete coverage of the Belmont All-Great-8 football selections see the Nov. 20 issue of The Platteville Journal