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Three Evergreens help North defeat South in WFCA All-Star game

Northwood-Solon Springs football players, from left, Dustin Sohn, Ryan Volz and Jase Kuffel played for the North All-Stars in last weekend’s Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game at UW-Oshkosh. (Submitted photo)

The Northwood-Solon Springs football team was well represented at the 2017 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star game July 15 at UW-Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium.

Jase Kuffel, Ryan Volz and Dustin Sohn helped the North Eight-Man All-Stars win for the fifth straight year with a 32-20 victory over the South All-Stars.

Siren’s Brady Mangen rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns as the North built a 16-0 first-quarter lead.

Mangen was a workhorse on the ground for the North, rushing 30 times. He added another TD in the fourth to put the game away at 32-14 with 9:49 remaining.

The North only passed five times on the day, but it didn’t need to air it out with Jordan Siebert (10 carries, 69 yards) and Kuffel (3 carries, 61 yards) also picking up big chunks on the ground.

Wisconsin Heights quarterback Tyler Flamme completed 7-of-13 passes with 139 yards and two total touchdowns for the South, including a 46-yard scoring toss to Abundant Life’s Justin Schmiesing in the second quarter. Schmiesing finished with 113 yards on six catches, while Wisconsin Heights’ Tylan Parman had a game-high 17 tackles (one for loss) and an interception.

The event raised more than $475,000 for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

NOTE: Northwood-Solon Springs opens the 2017 season at Siren at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17. … The South won the large-school all-star game 10-0 over the North thanks in part to a 3-yard touchdown run by Brookfield East’s Sam Santiago-Lloyd. Future Wisconsin Badger kicker Collin Larsh also kicked a 21-yard field goal.

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