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December 29, 2013

Season for the ages

Running back Katschke is Loganland Offensive Player of the Year.

This season for Winamac’s football team was one for the record books.

The Warriors broke six team records this season and joined their highly revered 2000 squad as the only teams in school history to go 13-1 and finish as semistate finalists.

Leading the way for the Warriors this season was star fullback Tyler Katschke, this year’s Pharos-Tribune Loganland Offensive Player of the Year.

The 5-11, 200-pound senior rumbled his way into the school record books as Winamac’s single-season and all-time leading rusher.

Katschke rushed for 2,124 yards and 33 touchdowns on 232 carries for an average of 9.2 yards per carry this season. He added five catches for 96 yards and a touchdown.

He finished with 3,744 yards rushing in just two seasons to become Winamac’s all-time leading rusher.

Katschke ran with brute force and was a punishing runner while at the same time showing nimble footwork and good speed.

As good of a running back that he is, Katschke might even be a better linebacker. He was second on the team this season in tackles with 71 which included 46 assists and 21 tackles for a loss. He had four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and a sack.

Katschke was named the Midwest Conference MVP and was also named to the IFCA’s Senior Class A All-State team as a running back.

Winamac coach Tim Roth said Katschke will play football in college and added he’s undecided as of yet. Katschke also has good combine numbers. He runs a 4.9 second 40-yard dash, has a 39 inch vertical jump, benches 330 pounds and squats 500.

“Hopefully he’ll get the opportunity to make the most of it. That’s what he wants to do,” Roth said. “He has a tremendous work ethic with a lot of God-given ability.”

The following are capsules of this year’s All-Loganland offense.

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