Football: Local players to compete in Wisconsin All-Star games

Northwood/Solon Springs’ Collin Krmpotich and Northwestern’s Adam Thompson to represent Northwestern Wisconsin this weekend in Oshkosh.

Northwestern’s Adam Thompson (56), Ben Benes (74) and Nicholas Makela (9) block for running back Colin Trautt (3) during their playoff game last November in Ellsworth, Wisconsin. (Photo courtesy of Gervase Thompson)

Northwood/Solon Springs’ Collin Krmpotich and Northwestern’s Adam Thompson will represent Northwestern Wisconsin at this weekend’s Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star football games at Titan Stadium on the Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus.

Krmpotich is a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back who will compete for the North in the Eight-Player All-Star Game at 6 p.m. Friday, July 16. He was a multipurpose threat for Northwood/Solon Springs (3-4) last fall, leading the team in rushing (76 carries, 618 yards, 7 touchdowns), receiving (26 receptions, 355 yards, 5 TDs), tackles (59), quarterback sacks (2.5) and interceptions (two). The North squad is head coached by Mercer-Butternut-Chequamegon’s Matt Schoeneman.

Thompson is a 6-2, 230-pound defensive lineman who will compete in the Small School All-Star Game at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17. Thompson led the Tigers (6-2) with 58 tackles, including an incredible 22 for loss. The North is coached by Altoona’s Chad Hanson.

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