Manitowoc Lincoln senior offensive lineman Wesley Lodel was named honorable mention All-State by the Associated Press on Monday.
Lodel, a three-year starter for the Ships, was recently named honorable mention All-State by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.
“When we have good linemen in here, they are always compared with Doug Free and Chase Wetenkamp and those kids,” Lincoln head coach John Dixon said. “He really is probably the closest to that level of football player that we’ve had here.”
That’s quite the compliment considering Free is currently enjoying a career in the NFL as a member of the Dallas Cowboys and Wetenkamp eventually went on to play for Western Illinois University.
In Dixon’s opinion, Lodel’s tenacity is one of his best qualities.
“Wes is the type of kid who just has that little extra. I call it ornery,” Dixon said. “He finishes things. He relishes the physical contact.”
While there has been no shortage of accolades given to Lodel this postseason, his coach knows that individual attention was never Lodel’s focus.
“Knowing Wes, I don’t think that’s something that he identified as a goal all along,” Dixon said. ” I think he just wanted to be successful and win football games and this is kind of a nice added benefit to the success that we had.”
2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS
Player of the Year — Matt Ferris, QB, Appleton Xavier
Coach of the Year — Clint Peters, Winneconne
OFFENSE — FIRST TEAM
*QB – Matt Ferris, 6-5, 175, sr., Appleton Xavier; *RB – Ike Floyd, 5-8, 150, sr., Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs; RB – Colten Seibel, 6-0, 202, sr., Bloomer; RB – Ricky Williams, 5-6, 140, jr., Edgerton; *OL – Jaden Gault, 6-7, 300, sr., Monona Grove; *OL – Jacob Maxwell, 6-6, 285, sr., Greendale; OL – Logan Nelson, 6-3, 250, sr., Kimberly; OL – George Panos, 6-6, 295, sr., Hartland Arrowhead; OL – Sam Schrauth, 6-3, 314, sr., Fond du Lac St. Mary’s Springs; WR/TE – Mitchell Brees, 6-3, 188, sr., Greendale; WR/TE – Jake Giordana, 6-1, 180, sr., Hudson – tie PK – Casey Bednarski, 6-2, 210, sr., Oconomowoc; All-Purpose – Aric Elmore, 5-10, 180, La Crosse Logan; All-Purpose – Jacob Van Alsten, 6-0, 205, sr., Shiocton.
DEFENSE — FIRST TEAM
DT – Craig Evans, 6-3, 305, sr., Sun Prairie; *DT – Billy Hirschfeld, 6-6, 275, sr., Hartland Arrowhead; DT – Conor Sheehy, 6-4, 270, sr., Marquette; DE/OLB – Beau Benzschawel, 6-6, 250, sr., Grafton; DE/OLB – Gaelin Elmore, 6-6, 248, sr., Somerset; ILB – Dominic Cizauskas, 6-2, 250, sr., Mukwonago; ILB – Brock Offerdahl, 5-10, 185, sr., Monona Grove; ILB – Gus Wedig, 6-3, 200, sr., Walworth Big Foot; DB – Marcus Collins, 6-3, 210, sr., Madison La Follette; *DB – Connor Rolain, 6-0, 205, sr., Appleton North; DB – Daulton Varsho, 5-9, 185, sr., Marshfield; *P – Colin Downing, 5-11, 175, sr., Whitefish Bay.
OFFENSE — SECOND TEAM
QB – Scott Schreiber, 6-3, 215, sr., Kimberly; RB – Drew Patterson, 6-0, 208, sr., Sussex Hamilton; RB – Isaac Tuttle, 5-10, 170, sr., Glenwood City; RB – Hudson Walton, 6-2, 210, sr., Cedarburg; OL – Jon Dietzen, 6-6, 300, sr., Seymour; OL – Jordan Lewinsky, 6-4, 275, sr., Mequon Homestead; OL – Tyler Powers, 6-2, 275, sr., Hortonville; OL – Luke Rasmussen, 6-7, 275, sr., Brookfield Central; OL – Brock Snider, 6-2, 265, sr., Lancaster; WR/TE – Noah Stengel, 6-3, 195, sr., Sheboygan North; WR/TE – Daurice Fountain, 6-3, 185, sr., Madison Memorial; PK – Jake Dragoo, 5-11, 170, sr., Madison Edgewood; All-Purpose – Dillon Martinez, 5-11, 170, sr., Holmen; All-Purpose – Riley Kallas, 6-0, 170, sr., Winneconne.
DEFENSE — SECOND TEAM
DT – Jared Johnson, 6-3, 235, sr., Hudson; DT – David Pfaff, 6-3, 245, jr., Mequon Homestead; DT – Ty Romenesko, 6-3, 265, sr., Kimberly; DE/OLB – Ty DeForest, 6-2, 225, jr., Marshall; DE/OLB – Mark Gajewski, 6-0, 200, sr., Appleton; North ILB – Brock Allen, 6-0, 200, sr., DeForest; ILB – Dylan Harmston, 6-2, 206, sr., Menomonie; ILB – Zander Neuville, 6-5, 225, sr., Waupaca; DB – Logan Ballering, 5-11, 180, sr., Oconomowoc; DB – Mitchell Brees, 6-3, 188, sr., Greendale; DB – Alex Kocour, 6-1, 191, sr., Waukesha Catholic Memorial; P – P.J. Rosowski, 6-3, 185, sr., Stoughton.
Tyler Blang, sr., QB, Monona Grove; Chase Crothers, jr., OL, Sun Prairie; Ryan Curran, sr., QB, Sun Prairie; Isaiah Lesure, sr., WR/DB, Mount Horeb/Barneveld; James McGuire, sr., OL/DL, Edgerton; Bryce Bennot, sr., DB, Wautoma; Seth Butler, sr., DB, Black Hawk; Tyler Glass, jr., RB, Lancaster; Derek Schambow, sr., WR/DB, Platteville; Tanner Sweeney, sr., RB, Black Hawk; Sean McGuire, sr., QB, Franklin; Jonathan Carson, sr., TE, Milwaukee Messmer/Shorewood; Canton Larson, sr., QB, Oconomowoc; Josh Ringelberg, jr., QB, Greendale; David O’Gorman, sr., DE, Watertown; Zach Dodge, sr., DL, Wilmot; Elijah Fort, sr., RB, Waukesha West; Jared Karow, sr., DB, Franklin; Adam Korpela, sr., WR, St. Francis; Vince Schimborski, sr., OLB, Brookfield East; Mark Seitz, sr., ILB, Hartland Arrowhead; Sam Seonbuchner, sr., OLB, Hartland Arrowhead; Wes Lodel, sr., OL, Manitowoc; Kollin Neils, sr., QB, Plymouth; Nate Neveau, sr., QB, Oshkosh North; Levin Vande Berg, sr., RB, Laconia; Devin Wilson, sr., DL, Omro; Chandler Diekvoss, sr., WR/DB, West De Pere; Luke Elsner, Sr., DL, Seymour; Kory Kodanko, Sr., OL, Green Bay Preble; Alex Lasinski, Sr., RB, Hortonville; Andrew Schiessl, Sr., LB, Menasha; Andrew Thompson, Sr., QB, Hortonville; Dylan Szews, Sr., RB, Menasha; Nathan Peters, Sr., RB, Freedom; Reegan Anderson, jr., RB, Almond-Bancroft; Colton Boelte, sr., DT, Amherst; Albert Goerlitz, sr., DB, Owen-Withee; Mark Saari, sr., RB, Hurley; Jake Whalen, jr., LB, Wausau West; Hunter Hauser, sr., DL, Holmen; Lamont Murphy, sr., RB, La Crosse Central; Noah Risch, sr., ILB, Holmen; Greg Rooney, sr., OLB, Holmen; Erik Van Vleet, sr., RB, Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau; Calvin Wright, sr., DL, La Crosse Logan; Ethan Young, sr., QB, Black River Falls; Nick Mehlum, jr., QB, Superior; Dusty Spaeth, sr., WR/DB, Stanley-Boyd; Luke Stanley, sr., TE, Menomonie.