SIREN – The Siren football team had playmakers on both sides of the ball in 2019.
On their way to a runner-up finish in the Lakeland North for 8-player football, the Dragons’ quarterback and one of their defensive linemen were voted the conference’s best players on their given side of the ball. They were joined by several teammates who garnered all-conference recognition on the season.
Quarterback Jordan Webster and lineman Gavyn Anton – both seniors – highlighted all-conference picks for the Dragons after leading them to a winning record and a postseason appearance.
Webster earned status as the top offensive player for 2019 despite playing time being limited due to an injury. He still passed for 1,783 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Dragons, in addition to 76 yards and three touchdowns on the ground.
“(Webster) finished his career with 58 touchdowns, which is third in Wisconsin 8-player history and is in the top 5 in yards with 3,752,” Siren coach Ryan Karsten said. “Jordan was a leader in every aspect of the word.”
Anton led the Dragons with 130 tackles on the season, including 22 for loss, along with seven sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries. He anchored a Siren defense that allowed just two touchdowns through the first four weeks of the season and just two more combined in the regular season’s final two games.
“Gavyn had a great career as a Dragon,” Karsten said. “He was a force on both sides of the ball, but especially on the defensive side. He was the main focus for (opponents) to account for when they played us. I saw how hard he worked over the past six years and how that hard work paid-off for him in high school and hopefully over the next four years if he chooses to play college football.”
Anton also was a first-team selection as an offensive lineman, joining Webster and two more teammates on the first-team offense. Senior running back Cordell Fischer rushed for 1,523 yards and 22 touchdowns and added 12 catches for 101 yards while senior receiver Trevor Stanford led the team with 73 catches for 1,110 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Senior lineman Russell Cook and freshman Nick Webster were honorable mentions on offense; Webster passed for 269 yards and four touchdowns, rushed for 96 yards with a touchdown and had 16 catches for 262 yards and two more touchdowns.
Fischer also joined Anton with first-team status, as a defensive back; he was second on the team with 96 tackles and three fumble recoveries. Stanford was a second-team selection on defense with 71 tackles and a team-high four interceptions.
Senior Gage Holmes and junior Jimmy Krenzke were honorable mentions on defense; Holmes had 42 tackles for the Dragons and Krenzke had 55.