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Stanchik to play in WFCA All-Star Game

Hudson's Seth Stanchik was been selected to play in the 33rd Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-Star Game this Saturday at Titan Stadium in Oshkosh.

Stanchik, a 6-foot-4, 240 pound defensive lineman for the Raiders last season, will play for the North Division 1-3 team when it takes on the South at 7 p.m.

"He's a special kid," Raider football coach Adam Kowles said about Stanchik. "You rarely see kids his size with his kind of athleticism. It's so impressive when big guys can move like that. He's tough to block because he's so big, but he can move as well."

Stanchik earned All-Big Rivers Conference first team and WFCA All-State first team honors as a senior with the Raiders last season. He also earned first team All-BRC honors in basketball. He will attend the University of North Dakota this fall on a football scholarship.

"He's a kid who could have played tight end and he would have been an all-state tight end," Kowles said. "But he played on defense full time, and we brought him in as a tight end in certain situations, and I think he caught three or four touchdown passes when we used him on the goal line."

Kowles said he's proud Stanchik will get to represent Hudson one more time Saturday in Oshkosh.

"He's a great kid who's really worked hard," he said. "I'm really happy for him, and it's good for Hudson football."

The last Hudson players to play in the annual WFCA All-Star Game were former University of Wisconsin offensive linemen Kraig Urbik and Eric Vandenheuvel.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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