9 Bears make Packerland Conference football lists

Hrabik, Bloedorn, Johnson, Griesbach all make 1st team
Morgan Rode
Sports Editor

Nine players from the Bonduel High School football team were named to Packerland Conference teams after strong fall seasons.

Louis Hrabik, Willis Bloedorn, Cade Johnson, Judah Griesbach, Parker Perry, Josiah Basten, Noah Weier, Gaven Vance and Ryan Westrich were all recognized, with several of those guys earning honors at multiple positions.

Hrabik, a senior, made the all-conference first team at two spots. He unanimously earned a spot as a linebacker and also was honored as a running back.

“It was very special to me and is quite the honor, and I couldn’t have done it without the great group of guys that surrounded me,” said Hrabik of the honors.

As a defender, Hrabik racked up 81 total tackles to lead the team. He was credited with three tackles for losses, two forced fumbles and one sack.

Hrabik also led the Bears with 911 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns.

Bloedorn, another senior, also earned first-team honors on both sides of the ball for his play on the offensive and defensive lines.

“It was a season goal of mine to be named first team all-conference both sides of the ball. I worked my whole football career to be the best I could be,” said Bloedorn. “Being named all-conference just made my senior year that much more memorable, especially in a conference with such good athletes. It was just the cherry on the top of my cake for my senior year.”

Bloedorn recorded 30 total tackles on defense. He led the team with five sacks and also forced a fumble.

Like Bloedorn, Griesbach earned honors on both sides of the ball as a senior. He was a first-team selection for his play at defensive end and a second teamer as an offensive lineman.

“I consider it a privilege and an honor to have been named an all-conference player. This year I was very focused on helping my team advance as far as we could. My teammates and I played extremely well together as a team, and I could not have earned these awards without them,” said Griesbach.

“It is bittersweet knowing that this is my senior year and that this chapter in my life is complete. I will always cherish these great memories and enjoy having gotten these awards. Also, I look forward to being able to tell my ‘back in the day’ stories with these awards as proof.”

On defense, Griesbach accumulated 39 total tackles on the season. Seven of the tackles went for losses, with a sack thrown in. He forced one fumble and recovered another.

Johnson was Bonduel’s other first-team selection, making it as a defensive back. He was a second team pick as an offensive end.

The sophomore hauled in a team-leading 28 receptions for 371 yards and six touchdowns. He also was the backup quarterback, throwing for 123 yards on 15 completions.

Defensively, Johnson tallied 32 total tackles, with one going for a loss. He picked off a team-high four passes and forced one fumble.

Perry was another senior who earned all-conference nods on both sides of the ball. He made the second team on the offensive line and was an honorable mention as a linebacker.

“I would have to say it’s a dream come true, with all of the hard work, blood, sweat and tears that I’ve put in have paid off,” said Perry. “Ever since a little kid, I’ve dreamed of being able to make a big play with the entire community watching along with my friends and family watching. Also, being able to be the best teammate possible and help lead my team to success. In order to be successful on both sides of the ball, I had to be mentally and physically conditioned, proving to my opponent that I had no weaknesses.”

Perry finished second on the team with 65 total tackles, with one going for a loss. He also had one sack and one forced fumble.

Weier earned all-conference honorable mention nods for his work at quarterback and as a punter.

The junior threw for 1,085 yards and 13 touchdowns while running for 177 yards and two additional scores.

Basten landed on the second team for his work at defensive back in his senior season. He finished with 21 total tackles, picked off two passes and recovered three fumbles.

Vance made the honorable mention list as a running back in his final high school season. He rushed for 396 yards and six touchdowns while also hauling in 17 passes for 332 yards and three more scores.

Westrich made the honorable mention list at defensive end after a promising freshman season. He was third on the team with 48 total tackles, with a team-leading 11 tackles for losses. Westrich also recovered two fumbles.

Bonduel finished 5-2 in the Packerland Conference this fall. The Bears earned a No. 6 seed for the playoffs and upset No. 3 Crivitz in the first round before being eliminated.