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Flying Arrows dominate SWC all-conference voting
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Earning SWC all-conference offensive honors from Lancaster are: (front, from left) Brett Snider and Tyler Glass, (back) Abe Thompson, Sam Friederick, Hunter Budack, Nate Tranel and David Chadd. Not pictured are Brock Snider and Mikhail Anderson.


After going through the Southwest Wisconsin Conference with an unbeaten record of 8-0, the Lancaster varsity football squad also cleaned up this season when it came to earning all-conference honors.

A total of 17 players from the Flying Arrow squad filled 20 spots on this year’s all-conference teams, including four who took home Player of the Year honors.

Heading this year’s list was junior quarterback Nate Tranel, who was named the SWC Offensive Player of the Year, and earned a spot on this year’s all-conference first team.

In the eight conference games this season, Tranel completed 33-of-60 passing attempts for 811 yards, 12 touchdowns and no interceptions.

On the ground, Tranel ran for 660 yards and 11 TDs on 59 carries, and averaged 183.9 yards per game of total offense.

Named the SWC Defensive Player of the year was Lancaster junior Andy Ryan, who in eight conference games had a team-high 47 tackles, four of which were for a loss.

This year’s SWC Offensive lineman of the year was Lancaster senior Brock Snider, who was an integral part of Lancaster’s potent running game that averaged 336 yards per game.

Lancaster senior Phil Zenz shared the SWC Defensive Lineman of the Year honor with Zach Koch of River Valley.

In conference action, Zenz had 19.5 total tackles to go along with a team-high 4.5 sacks and one forced fumble.

Joining Tranel and Brock Snider on this year’s first-team offensive unit were junior running back Tyler Glass and junior center David Chadd.

Glass was the team’s leading rusher this season, running for 1,044 yards and 16 touchdowns on 106 carries in eight playoff games.

He also caught seven passes for 151 yards and five more TDs in conference action.

Joining Zenz and Ryan on the first-team defensive unit were senior linebacker Mitchell Schildgen and junior defensive back Brett Snider.

In conference action, Schildgen finished with 34 total tackles, 11.5 for a loss, and two forced fumbles.

Snider had 16 tackles in eight games, 1.5 for a loss, and three interceptions, one for a touchdown.

Snider also earned a spot on this year’s first-team special teams unit as a returner, as did Lancaster senior Hunter Budack as a kicker.

As the team’s kicker, Budack made 15-of-16 extra-point kicks, and averaged 47.7 yards on 20 kickoffs with a long of 58 yards.

Snider averaged 42.8 yards on four kick returns, taking two to the end zone, and also averaged 13.6 yards on nine punt returns, having a long of 35 yards.

Snider also earned second-team offensive honors as a running back, and second-team special teams honors as a punter, where he averaged 34.8 yards on nine punts, with a long of 40 and four landing inside the 20.

At running back, Snider ran for 379 yards and four TDs on 27 carries and hauled in 12 receptions for 409 yards and three TDs.

Joining Snider on the second-team offensive unit was junior lineman Sam Friederick.

Second-team defensive honors went to senior linemen Ethan Soderstrom and Lucas Vincent, as well as junior linebacker Alex Withey and senior defensive back Trenton Cornell.

In conference action, Soderstrom had 15.5 total tackles, 2.5 for a loss, and one sack.

Vincent was in on 17 total tackles, eight of which were for a loss, and had 3.5 sacks.

Withey had 26.5 total tackles, 5.5 of which were for a loss, and also had two sacks, while Cornell had 29.5 tackles this season.

Earning honorable-mention honors from Lancaster this season were sophomore offensive lineman Mikhail Anderson, junior split end Abe Thompson and junior linebacker Jake Taylor.

Thompson played in seven of Lancaster’s eight conference games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

In those seven games, Thompson had eight receptions for 194 yards and scored four touchdowns.

At his linebacker position, Taylor had 24 total tackles, 7.5 for a loss, two sacks and two interceptions for two touchdowns.

In conference competition, coach John Hoch’s squad averaged 336 rushing yards per game and 226.1 passing yards. The Arrows also averaged 52.6 points per conference game, and gave up an average of just 11.25 points per contest.


SWC All-Conference
Football Selections
Offensive Players of the Year

QB    Nate Tranel    Lancaster
Defensive Player of the Year
DB    Andy Ryan    Lancaster
Offensive Lineman of the Year
OG    Brock Snider    Lancaster
Defensive Lineman of the Year
DE    Phil Zenz    Lancaster
DL    Zach Koch    River Valley
First Team Offense
QB    Nate Tranel    Lancaster
RB    Tyler Glass    Lancaster
RB    William Cooley    Platteville
RB    Logan Yeager    Dodgeville
WR    Derek Schambow    Platteville
WR    Jason Gullickson    Dodgeville
TE    Luke Rickleff    PdC
OL    Brock Snider    Lancaster
OL    Zach Koch    River Valley
OL    David Chadd    Lancaster
OL    Briar Shilliam    Platteville
OL    Caleb Wendhausen    Dodgeville
Second Team Offense
QB    Austsin Larson    Dodgeville
RB    Brett Snider    Lancaster
RB    Jack Radlinger    River Valley
RB    Wyatt Schauf    River Valley
WR    Alex Mortimer    Richland Center
WR    Alex Shifflet    River Valley
WR    Mitch Nachreiner    River Valley
OL    Sam Friederick    Lancaster
OL    Joe Crook    River Valley
OL    Adam Brogley    Platteville
OL    Mike Granzow    PdC
OL    Tim Kinney    River Valley
First Team Defense
DL    Zach Koch    River Valley
DL    Phil Zenz    Lancaster
DL    Joe Crook    River Valley
DL    John Skubal    Platteville
LB    Mitchell Schildgen    Lancaster
LB    Ryan Weber    Platteville
LB    Travis Hendrickson    Dodgeville
LB    Wyatt Schauf    River Valley
DB    Andy Ryan    Lancaster
DB    Derek Schambow    Platteville
DB    Alex Shifflet    River Valley
DB    Brett Snider    Lancaster
Second Team Defense
DL    Sam Gollon    Dodgeville
DL    Ethan Soderstrom    Lancaster
DL    Lucas Vincent    Lancaster
DL    Mitch Niehaus    Platteville
LB    Max Ruhland    River Valley
LB    Logan Yeager    Dodgeville
LB    Alex Withey    Lancaster
LB    Jack Feye    PdC
DB    Travis Sigg    Dodgeville
DB    Trenton Cornell    Lancaster
DB    Hunter Schwingle    River Valley
DB    Lucas Price    River Valley
First Team Specialists
P    Max Ruhland    River Valley
K    Hunter Budack    Lancaster
R    Brett Snider    Lancaster
Second Team Specialists
P    Brett Snider    Lancaster
P    Travis Hendrickson    Dodgeville
K    James Bailie    Platteville
R    Derek Schambow    Platteville
Honorable Mention
Beau Solomon    River Valley
Cole Eastlick    River Valley
Derek Bodendein    River Valley
Collin Evenson    Dodgeville
Dylan Shaffer    Dodgeville
Brady Wetter    Dodgeville
Ryley Cooper    Richland Center
Silas Coleman    Richland Center
Alex Perkins    Richland Center
Logan Butson    Platteville
Jacob Shepherd    Platteville
William Cooley    Platteville
Brandon Granzow    PdC
Brian Hanger    PdC
Hunter Scheckler    PdC
Mikhail Anderson    Lancaster
Abe Thompson    Lancaster
Jake Taylor    Lancaster