WHITEWATER — In three days the best prep football players in the state will converge in Oshkosh to play one final high school football game at the 2019 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Small Schools All-Star Game.
The WFCA All-Star Classic will kick off with the Eight-Man All-Star game at 10 a.m. at UW–Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium, followed by the Small Schools (D4–7) All-Star game at 1:30 p.m. and the Large Schools (D1–3) All-Star game at 5 p.m.
Recent Potosi graduates Cyrus Siegert and Nate Wieseler will represent the Potosi/Cassville co-op, while P/C head coach Mark Siegert will serve as head coach of the South squad in the Small Schools All-Star Game.
River Valley’s Kevin Billington and Prairie du Chien’s Jason Thiry will serve as assistant coaches for the South team in Saturday’s Small Schools All-Star Game.
The South players and coaches for all three games reported to UW–Whitewater on Sunday for a week of practice leading up to Saturday’s three-game All-Star event.
The younger Siegert and Wieseler earned their spots on the 46-player South roster after leading the Chieftains to 8–3 record and a 5–2 finish in the Six Rivers Conference.
Siegert was named the Six Rivers Co-Defensive Player of the Year after leading the Chieftains with 142 total tackles, 46 solo stops, 16 tackles for loss and seven quarterback sacks. He was also named first-team all-conference as an offensive lineman helping the Potosi/Cassville offensive average 244.3 yards rushing, 355.7 total yards of offense and 35.8 points per game.
Wieseler recorded 57 total tackles, six tackles for loss, four sacks and three forced fumbles. He also started on the offensive line at guard.
Coach Siegert has led the Chieftains to a 136–80 record in 20 years as a head coach. He led Potosi to five straight conference titles from 2008–12 and a trip to the WIAA Division 7 state championship game in 2012. He was named the Six Rivers Coach of the Year in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
Other area all-stars that will play on the Small Schools South team include Black Hawk’s Colby Argall (RB) and Reece Shelton (DB), Cuba City’s Brayden Holzemer (WR), Fennimore’s Logan O’Brien (OL) and Maguire Fitzgerald (DB), Highland’s Drew Hennessey (TE), Lancaster’s Troy Klein (LB), Mineral Point’s Curtis Cox (K), Pecatonica/Argyle’s Colton Schraepfer (DB), Prairie du Chien’s Gavin Gillitzer (QB) and Tyler Smock (DB), and River Valley’s Shane Liegel (LB) and Keegan Smith (DL).