December 2016



The following are the offensive players who were named to this season's All-Suburban Team.



Lance Baretz

6-0, 185, Senior, Franklin

Dom Bledsoe

6-0, 185, Senior, New Berlin West

Joel Stave

6-6, 220, Senior, Whitnall



Andrew Brees

6-3, 185, Senior, Greendale



Nathan Marshall

6-2, 255, Senior, Whitnall

Max Vielmetti

6-3, 255, Senior, Homestead



Noah Jankowski

6-1, 229, Senior, Greendale



Craig Christian

6-2, 240, Junior, Franklin

Sam Versnik

6-4, 300, Senior, Muskego


Running backs

Luke Przybylka

5-8, 200, Senior, Muskego

Chris Smith

5-6, 187, Senior, Brown Deer


Wide receivers

Andrew Brees

6-3, 185, Senior, Greendale

Chad Mathwig

6-6, 210 Senior, New Berlin West

Brady Oates

6-1, 171, Senior, Franklin


The following are the defensive players who were named to this season's All-Suburban Team.


Defensive line

Brenden Butler

6-1, 260, Senior, Franklin

Jon Green

6-3, 252, Senior, West Allis Central

Donte Phillips

6-3, 260, Senior, Homestead

James Wilson

6-3, 285, Senior, Greendale


Defensive secondary

Malcolm Bowers

6-1, 166 Senior, Germantown

Nick Corley

6-0, 170, Senior, Nicolet

Adam Hurtz

6-2, 175, Senior, Germantown

Reggie Cole, Jr.

5-8, 140, Junior, Wauwatosa West



Jordan Campbell

6-2, 227, Senior, Greendale

Macon Plewa

6-2, 220, Senior, Franklin

Klaus Speder

6-1, 200, Senior, Brookfield East

Nick Tongas

6-0, 210, Senior, Brookfield East



C.J. Gregg

6-5, 200, Senior, Brookfield East

Jordan Gruettner

6-0, 205, Junior, Muskego

Jason Katrichis

5-10, 196, Senior, Greenfield



Nick Holland

6-3, 220 Senior, Brookfield Central

Making the Team

How they are chosen

  • The NOW sports staff begins compiling each All-Suburban team by contacting all coaches in its coverage area and asking for nominations. Coaches provide comments on each player and season statistics.
  • That information is put on a ballot to which NOW reporters add their own first-hand impressions of players.
  • Each staff member selects the player or players they deem worthy at each position. Staff members also submit a list of five players and three coaches they feel deserve the NOW player and coach of the year awards.
  • The players receiving staff votes are then subject to online fan voting. Online votes are tabulated and count for 20 percent of the final tally. The players with the most combined staff/online votes are named to the NOW team.
  • Those players receiving staff votes who do not make the team earn high honorable mention and those who are nominated but don't receive votes earn honorable mention.


22nd Annual All-Suburban Football Team

Franklin's Lance the sharpest weapon

Lance Baretz simply had no peer when it came to passing the ball this season. The senior quarterback kept alive the Sabers' tradition of quarterbacking excellence and is the 2010 NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Sabers land six players on NOW team

Five seniors and a junior from Franklin earned spots on this season's All-Suburban Team, tying the mark set by the school's state-champion team in 2006. In addition to Lance Baretz, the players on the NOW team are Brenden Butler, Anthony Meyer, Brady Oates, Macon Plewa and Craig Christian.(5)

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Campbell highlights Greendale's NOW picks

Jordan Campbell, who earns a spot on the All-Suburban Team for the second straight season, is joined on the squad by dual-threat Andrew Brees and three-year starters Noah Jankowski and James Wilson.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Whitnall's Stave, Marshall, Greenfield's Katrichis earn slots

Whitnall's Joel Stave quarterbacked his way to a second consecutive berth on the All-Suburban team. He is joined by teammate Jason Marshall and Greenfield's Jason Katrichis.(1)

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Cole is first Trojan to make team since 2003

Wauwatosa West junior Reggie Cole, Jr. is known as a shutdown cornerback. After the fine season he just had, he is also known as a NOW Newspapers All-Suburban player.(1)

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Vielmetti and Phillips lead way for HHS

Max Vielmetti and Donte Phillips made sure the Highlanders had stalwarts on both sides of the ball this season. Vielmetti keyed the offensive line while Phillips was a force on defense. Both credited superior coaching for their success.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Corley adds talents to Nicolet rebirth

Nicolet's Nick Corley becomes the first Knight to earn an All-Suburban berth since 1999. The defensive back was a leader on the field, picking off five passes and helping bring the Knights a new sense of optimism.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Brown Deer's Smith earns spot on squad

Brown Deer's Chris Smith scored 21 touchdowns in just six games before an ankle injury halted his outstanding season.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Green, Versnik honored with NOW berths

West Allis Central's Jon Green and Nathan Hale's Sam Versnik played on opposite sides of the ball for their respective football teams this fall but were equally dominant.(1)

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Hurtz and Bowers combine in a late-season storm

Germantown's Malcolm Bowers and Adam Hurtz were two of the Warhawk mainstays as the squad made a late-season run that featured a victory over rival Homestead in the second round of the playoffs.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Bledsoe, Mathwig flaunt New Berlin West's talents

New Berlin West's Dom Bledsoe and Chad Mathwig formed a potent aerial duo this season as Bledsoe threw 28 touchdown passes and the 6-foot-6 Mathwig hauled in 14.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Muskego running backs fight for winning season

Muskego running backs Jordan Gruettner and Luke Przybylka combined for almost 2,500 yards this season, baffling opponents with fake handoffs that created opening running lanes.

NOW All-Suburban Football Team

Brookfield's Fantastic 4

Brookfield East was rewarded for its best season in years with three berths on the All-Suburban team while Brookfield Central punter Nick Holland earned a spot for the Lancers.


Swittel solves postseason riddle

In his first season at Brookfield East, Tom Swittel led the Spartans to the playoffs for the first time since 2003 and earned a nod as the NOW All-Suburban Coach of the Year.


This season was the second time fans could vote for the NOW All-Suburban Football Team. Nearly 21,000 votes were cast online during 11 days of voting. You can see all the nominees here.


The NOW All-Suburban Football Team is in its 22nd season. The following are the past coaches of the year:

2010: Tom Swittel, Brookfield East

2009: John Baker, Menomonee Falls

2008: Rob Leboeuf, Whitnall

2007: Tom Swittel, Wauwatosa East

2006: Doug Lange, Brookfield Central

2005: Scott Otto, West Allis Hale

2004: Rob Green, Brown Deer

2003: Ken Krause, West Allis Central

2002: Doug Sarver, St. Francis

2001: Rob Stoltz, Greendale

2000: John Sterner, Muskego

1999: Scott Zwirschitz, Franklin

1998: Brad Knoche, South Milwaukee

1997: Rick Synold, Brookfield Central

1996: Doug Sarver, St. Francis

1995: Jeff Setz, New Berlin Eisenhower

1994: Dennis Johnson, Muskego

1993: Carey Venne, Cudahy

1992: Stan Grove, Hamilton

1991: Greendale staff

1990: Phil Datka, Germantown

1989: Bob Collins, Nicolet


Here are the athletes who have been selected the NOW All-Suburban Football Player of the Year.

2010: Lance Baretz, Franklin

2009: Cole Myhra, Menomonee Falls

2008: Ben Ericksen, Greendale

2007: Mike Hennessy, Greendale

2006: Eric Brunner, Greendale

2005: Ryan Gorecki, Menomonee Falls

2004: Ben Hempel, Franklin

2003: Rhyan Anderson, Oak Creek

2002: Ben Strickland, Brookfield Central

2001: Pierre Rembert, Cudahy

2000: Brian Calhoun, Oak Creek

1999: Demetrus Johnson, Homestead

1998: Chris Mitacek, Cudahy; Mike Saddy, Muskego

1997: John Ray, St. Francis

1996: Jake Wolter, Wauwatosa East

1995: Matt Unertl, Hamilton

1994: Matt Unertl, Hamilton

1993: Matt Reischl, Greendale

1992: John Damato, Hamilton

1991: Troy King, Muskego

1990: Jason Herrick, Franklin

1989: Ed Nwagbaraocha, Nicolet

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