KAUKAUNA — The Kaukauna Galloping Ghosts football team was rewarded for a successful season by placing 13 players on all-Fox Valley Association conference teams.

Running back Noah Hofman and offensive lineman Mitch Verstegen were unanimous first-team choices. They were joined on the first team by Max Krueger and Carter Knaack.

Second team selections include Owen Maas, Tyler Jezeski and Karsen Ernst.

Honorable mention went to Gage Tomcheck, Jakob Corbielle, Sawyer Steinike, Finnley Doriot, Garret Weyenberg and Jordan Loose.

Hofman was also named conference running back of the year, offensive player of the year, rushing yards leader and second-team return specialist.


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The Ghosts’ season continues Friday with a first-round playoff game in Milwaukeek at Rufus King High School.

Kaukauna, the 6-seed in its Division 2 bracket, finished the season 4-3 in the Fox Valley Association, and 5-4 overall.

King, a 3-seed, finished 6-1 in the Milwaukee City-Richardson conference, and 7-2 overall.

The game kicks off at 6 p.m. at South Stadium in Milwaukee, 928 W. Becher Ave. (Out of town fans have confused this with South Milwaukee High School or South Division High School in the past. So please make sure to use the address.)

Tickets for the game may ONLY be purchased on the Hometown Fan App. Or, you can use this link https://mps.hometownticketing.com/embed/all There will be no cash sales at the gate.

The host school says they will have a large security presence and families should feel safe parking and walking to the stadium. The neighborhood around the stadium is safe.

For your families traveling, there are a ton of good restaurants just east of the freeway (Third Ward/Fifth Ward/Bay View Neighborhoods).

Plus a lot of good food trucks and little family restaurants around the stadium as well. For the adventurous, check out Koz’s Mini Bowl before the game.

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By Dan Plutchak

Dan Plutchak, born and raised in Kaukauna, is cofounder of Kaukauna Community News.