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Florence seniors selected to play in state star game

Football

Florence High School seniors Joseph Walstrom, left, and Eric DeCremer have been selected to play in the 2019 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Eight-Player All-Star Game.

FLORENCE, Wis. — Florence High School’s Eric DeCremer and Joseph Walstrom have been named to the 2019 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Eight-Player All-Star Game.

The Bobcats’ senior co-captains will play for the South team.

“It’s a prestigious honor and I’m proud and pleased for both of them,” said Florence Coach Kent Walstrom. “They’ve certainly earned this recognition with their leadership, talent and hard work throughout their years of playing high school football.

“They’ll do a great job representing the Bobcats, and more importantly, they’ve been given a platform for raising donations for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, which is what the WFCA charity all-star games are really all about.”

Over the last 11 years the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association has raised over 3.9 million dollars for patient care programs in partnership with the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation. This past year alone there were over 350,000 patient visits to Children’s Hospital.

“Weird geography, but because so many eight-man teams reside in the northwestern side of the state, Eric and Joseph will be playing for the South squad,” said Walstrom.

The All-Star games will be played at JJ Keller Field at UW-Oshkosh’s Titan Stadium on Saturday, July 20. Anyone wishing to learn more about the game can go to chw.org/wfca.

To donate to Eric or Joseph’s fundraising effort, visit their Facebook pages or contact coach Walstrom at school at walstromk@myflorence.org.

Kent Walstrom and Wausaukee’s Dave Lindbeck, an Iron River native, are on the South coaching staff led by Paul Michlig of Wausau Newman Catholic.

Wausaukee’s Joey Rozivka and Andrew Schaal are also part of the South roster.