Sauk Prairie junior Garrett Hertzfeldt’s name was called a lot on the football field this fall.
Hertzfeldt’s big season led to All-Badger North Conference honors on both sides of the ball — receiving second-team all-conference honors at running back and honorable mention recognition at linebacker. Hertzfeldt’s role increased all season, as he took a leap after being an honorable mention pick solely on defense last year.
Sawyer Ladd was the only other Eagle to earn All-Badger North recognition. The senior earned his first all-conference honor while lining up alongside Hertzfeldt in the backfield.
The Eagles’ final six All-Badger North honorees came on the defensive side of the ball. Sauk Prairie had honorable mention picks at all three levels of the defense.
Junior Colby Elsing earned recognition on the defensive line; senior Bryant Schaaf, junior Dayton Goette and junior Brooks Leister received honors at linebacker; and senior Ben Hilliard and junior Parker Breunig picked up nods in the defensive backfield.
It was the second consecutive defensive honorable mention selections for Breunig and Hertzfeldt, while the rest of the Eagles were first-time all-conference honorees.
The group of Eagles led Sauk Prairie to a 2-7 record this season, including 2-5 in Badger North Conference play.
Waunakee, which went a perfect 7-0 to win the conference title, swept the Badger North player of the year awards. Sawyer Maly and Reed Ryan were named the Offensive Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year, respectively, while Nate Miller was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year and Chase Maier was the Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Tight end — Austin Keller*, sr., Waunakee. Receivers — Sawyer Maly*, sr., Waunakee; Caden Lee, sr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld; Josh Block, sr., Waunakee. Tackles — Nate Miller*, sr., Waunakee; Jack Thennes, jr., DeForest. Guards — Zach Dederich*, sr., Waunakee; Casey Faust, sr., DeForest. Center — Gabe Zander*, sr., Waunakee. Quarterback — Jarrett Wulf*, sr., Waunakee. Running back — Malik Winston*, sr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld; Mike Wech*, sr., Baraboo; Evan Armstrong, jr., DeForest. Kicker — Reese Marek*, sr., Waunakee.
Offensive Player of the Year — Sawyer Maly, Waunakee.
Offensive Lineman of the Year — Nate Miller, Waunakee.
Down linemen — Chase Maier*, sr., Waunakee; Gaje Hughes, jr., Waunakee; Edwyn Erickson, jr., DeForest. Edge players — Reed Ryan*, sr., Waunakee; Beck Mayer, sr., DeForest. Linebackers — Blake McCurdy*, sr., Waunakee; Jeb Frey*, jr., Waunakee; Tyler Denu, sr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld; Devin Moran Rivers, jr., DeForest. Defensive backs — Nick Robson*, sr., Waunakee; Adam Bird*, sr., Beaver Dam; Caden Lee, sr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld; Lawson Ludwig, jr., Waunakee; Punter — Hayden Hahn, sr., Reedsburg.
Defensive Player of the Year — Reed Ryan, Waunakee.
Defensive Lineman of the Year — Chase Maier, Waunakee.
Tight end — Caden Blum, sr., Baraboo. Receivers — Lane Larson, jr., DeForest; Broden Boschert, jr., Beaver Dam; Malcolm Reed, sr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld. Tackles — Colby Hartig, jr., DeForest; Matt Gust, sr., Baraboo. Guards — Joe Schick, sr., Baraboo; Forrest Anderson, jr., Waunakee. Center — Adam White, jr., DeForest. Quarterback — Ethan Post, jr., Mount Horeb/Barneveld. Running backs — Derek Pawlak, sr., Reedsburg; Garrett Hertzfeldt, jr., Sauk Prairie; Will Ross, jr., Waunakee. Kicker — Kaylee Walters, so., Beaver Dam.
Down linemen — Zach Junck, sr., Mount Horeb/Bareneveld; Jonathan Schmitt, jr., Reedsburg; Kellan Campbell, sr., Waunakee. Edge players — Jon Zobel, sr., Reedsburg; Gavin Tachick, sr., Waunakee. Linebackers — Gabe Larson, sr., Baraboo; Raudell Guerrero, jr., DeForest; Kaden Reuterskiold, so., Reedsburg; Joe Hauser, jr., Waunakee. Defensive backs — Pablo Ramirez, sr., Baraboo; Adam Szepiniec, jr., DeForest; Grant Blakeslee, sr., Waunakee; Jacob May, jr., Waunakee. Punter — Tyson Fry, jr., Baraboo.
Baraboo — Brady Quinn, sr.; Brock Turkington, sr. Beaver Dam — Brett Mahnke, jr.; Kendric Jimenez, sr. DeForest — Hayden Rauls, so.; Logan Hackl, sr., John Smozynski, sr.; Trey Schroeder, jr.; Mason Kirchberg, so. Mount Horeb/Barneveld — Tyler Denu, sr.; Charlie Fish, jr.; Zach Junck, sr. Portage — Clayton Kapel, sr.; Dale Sheppard, jr. Reedsburg — David Finkel, so.; Bailey McGlynn, sr.; Nathan Evans, sr.; Casey Campbell, jr. Sauk Prairie — Sawyer Ladd, sr. Waunakee — Caden Lewis, jr.; Thomas Meffert, so.
Baraboo — Joe Zemanovic, sr.; Caden Carpenter, sr. DeForest — Alonzo Blevins, jr.; Trey Warne, jr.; Cole Yocum, jr.; Carson Patzner, sr.; Jaiden Magli, sr.,; Trey Kirchberg, sr.; Alex Endres, jr.; Xavier Accola, sr. Mount Horeb/Barneveld — Gunnar Nortmann, sr.; Chase Marken, sr.; Isiah Matthews, sr. Portage — Matthew Miles, jr. Reedsburg — Wayde Ernstmeyer, sr.; Carter Daniels, jr.; Carson Beyer, jr. Sauk Prairie — Ben Hilliard, sr.,; Colby Elsing, jr.; Garrett Hertzfeldt, jr.; Dayton Goette, jr.; Brooks Leister, jr.; Bryant Schaaf, sr.; Parker Breunig, jr. Waunakee — Alec Morgan, jr.