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WFCA forced to cancel 2020 All-Star Games amid COVID-19 pandemic

The Wisconsin Football Coaches Association  announced it has been forced to cancel its annual All-Star Games amid the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The games were scheduled for July 18 at UW–Oshkosh's Titan Stadium. 

The WFCA Executive Board issued a statement in early June.

"The WFCA is saddened to inform you that the 2020 WFCA All Star Games, benefiting Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the All-Star banquet are cancelled, due to the COVID pandemic. We realize that this is disappointing to the players, parents, coaches and fans of the games, but the current situation without the use of college campuses makes it logistically impossible to hold the All-Star Games this year. We look forward to resuming the WFCA All-Star Games in July of 2021. Our partners at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin will be contacting the players about receiving their game jersey, incentive wear and game programs. Banquet reservations will be refunded. We appreciate all the efforts of players, parents and coaches prior to this difficult decision and wish you the best going forward in these unprecedented times.”

Belmont seniors Kolton Westermeier (utility), Brady Wedig (OL) and Tristen Gilbertson (DB) were set to play one final time for coaches Brandon Wiese and Matt McKinley as members of the South team in the 8-Player All-Star Game.

Platteville’s Will Schaefer (OL) was selected to play for the South in the D4–7 Small Schools All-Star Game, along with Black Hawk’s Avery Baumgartner (OL), Cayden Milz (ILB) and Jaylen Rufenacht (DB), Cuba City’s Mitchell Vosberg (TE), Mineral Point’s Isaac Lindsey (QB) and Blaise Watters (DB), Lancaster’s Caden Straka (DL), River Valley’s Josh Maier (WR) and Zach Paulus (OL) and Prairie du Chien’s Tyler Hannah (ILB).