Dylan Luehring

Mayville's Dylan Luehring (middle) blocks Winnebago Lutheran's Erik Nygaard (right) while Jacob Schellpfeffer (left) waits for a crease to form for him to run through during the Cardinals' game vs. the Vikings this season. Schellpfeffer and Luehring were both first team all-Flyway Conference selections. 

This season marked a renaissance of the Mayville prep football program, as the Cardinals made it to the postseason for the first time this decade.

As a result, they were well recognized on the Flyway Conference’s postseason awards list, with four first team selections – two unanimously – and 13 selections overall.

Leading the way were running back Jacob Schellpfeffer and kicker Logan Gering, who were the players all the coaches agreed were first team-worthy.

And joining them on the top team were offensive tackle Dylan Luehring and outside linebacker Logan Griffen.

Trent Kehrmeyer and Jackson Mittelstadt were chosen to the second team offense as ends, while Luehring was a second team defensive lineman, Darren Feucht was a second team defensive end, and Kehrmeyer was a second team defensive back.

Quarterback Wes Weiglein received honorable mention, as did inside linebacker Parker Franke, Schellpfeffer at defensive back, and defensive lineman Zak Miller.

The Cardinals took second in the Flyway at 4-2 and finished 5-5 overall after very nearly upsetting eventual WIAA Division 4 state champion Lodi in a 38-31 loss in the first round of the playoffs.

ALL-FLYWAY CONFERENCE FOOTBALL

OFFENSE

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Clay Schueffner, Sr., St.Mary’s Springs.

FIRST TEAM: Quarterback – Cornac Madigan, Sr., Laconia. Running back – Clay Schueffner*, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Jacob Schellpfeffer*, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Ends – Jayden Mahone*, Sr., Laconia. Cade Christensen, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Tackles – Jake Schrauth*, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Dylan Luehring, Sr., Mayville. Guards – Grant Manke*, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Mitchel Burns, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Center – Jack Dietzen, Sr., Omro. Utility – Jacob Kafer*, Jr., Omro. Kicker – Logan Gering, Sr., Mayville.

SECOND TEAM: Quarterback – Mitchell Waechter, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Running backs – Ezra Tucker, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Zach Austin, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Ends – Trent Kehrmeyer, Sr., Mayville. Blake Lamb, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Jackson Mittelstadt, Jr., Mayville. Tackles – Austin Ferch, Sr., Laconia. Payton Wilson, Jr., Omro. Guards – Brady Braun, Sr., Omro. Ethan Rens, Soph., Laconia. Centers – Alex Hoepfner, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Ryan Jacobs, Jr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

HONORABLE MENTION: Quarterback – Wes Weiglein, Jr., Mayville. Ends – Zach Foth, Sr., Laconia. Tackle – Cody Brueggemann, Soph., Omro. Guard – Nick Dudarenke, Jr., Lomira.

DEFENSE

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Clay Schueffner., Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. CO-LINEMEN OF THE YEAR – Grant Manke, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Jacob Schraught, St. Mary’s Springs.

FIRST TEAM: Defensive backs – Mitchell Waechter*, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Steve Hoepfner*, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Brennan Kulibert, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Outside linebackers – Jack Dietzen*, Sr., Omro. Ezra Tucker, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Logan Griffen, Sr., Mayville. Inside linebackers – Clay Schueffner*, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Ryan Cole*, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Defensive ends – McKinley Buetow*, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Malik Johnson, Jr., Lomira. Defensive linemen – Jacob Schrauth*, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Grant Manke*, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy.

SECOND TEAM: Defensive backs – Zach Foth, Sr., Laconia. Zach Austin, Sr., St. Mary’s Springs. Trent Kehrmeyer, Sr., Mayville. Outside linebackers – Alex Turner, Jr., Laconia. Gideon Wenig, Jr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Inside linebackers – Marcus Orlanoni, Soph., St. Mary’s Springs. Nick Dudarenke, Jr., Lomira. Seth Gosse, Sr., Laconia. Defensive ends – Darren Feucht, Sr., Mayville. Karlis Ozols, Jr., St. Mary’s Springs. Defensive linemen – Jacob Isaac, Sr., Laconia. Dylan Luehring, Sr., Mayville.

HONORABLE MENTION: Defensive backs – Jacob Kafer, Jr., Omro. Erik Nygaard, Sr., Winnebago Lutheran Academy. Jared Hoffman, Jr., Laconia. Jacob Schellpfeffer, Sr., Mavyille. Mitch Brath, Sr., Lomira. Thomas Soda-Waters, Jr., Omro. Jacob Kuglitsch, Sr., Lomira. Jake Davies, Soph., Laconia. Outside linebackers – Collin Yanke, Soph., Lomira. Brett Herbert, Sr., Laconia. Inside linebackers – Collin Weisnicht., Sr., Laconia. Parker Franke, Jr., Mayville. Defensive linemen – Zak Miller, Sr., Mayville. Matt Hanke, Sr., Lomira. Brady Braun, Sr., Omro. Austin Ferch, Sr., Laconia.

*Unanimous selection