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Wauwatosa West running back Paris Howell was named honorable mention All-State by the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association.

The senior ran for 1,274 yards and 21 touchdowns to help the Trojans to the playoffs for the second straight season.

Wauwatosa West finished 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Woodland West.

"As I look back in the season, I am very happy for our players and our program," Wauwatosa West coach Matt Good said. "We had very high expectations for this season. Some of the goals we hit and some of them we missed.

"At the end of the day we were able to play our way back into the playoffs for the fourth time in five years and put together our fifth straight winning season. We are very proud of both of those things."

The Trojans opened the season with routs of Wauwatosa East (35-6) and Grafton (31-0) before falling to New Berlin Eisenhower and Greendale to start conference play.

After bouncing back with a 53-6 win over Pius XI, Tosa West lost to New Berlin West, 16-0. The Trojans salvaged their season with a 39-10 upset of eventual state semifinalist Pewaukee on Sept. 30, setting up a path to the playoffs.

Tosa West locked up its playoff spot with a 64-6 win over Brown Deer and a 55-20 victory over Cudahy.

Seeded eighth in their WIAA Division 2 region, the Trojans lost, 42-7, to top-seeded Brookfield Central in Level 1.

In addition to being honorable mention All-State, Howell was named All-Region and first-team All-Woodland West.

Austin Ertl and Cameron Rosario each picked as first-team All-Woodland West selections as offensive and defensive linemen. Defensive end Javaree Jackson, outside linebacker Michael Rowser and inside linebacker Jake Cieszynski were also first-team All-Woodland West.

Earning honorable mention All-Woodland West were offensive lineman Jimmy Fuhrman, tight end Jordan Ingbretson and defensive back Michael Green. Logan Scharf was named as a Woodland Conference scholar-athlete.

The Woodland coaches also gave honorable mention honors to senior offensive lineman Braeden Schrems.

Howell was named as Tosa West's Offensive Player of the Year, while Jackson and Rowser shared Defensive Player of the Year. Kyleon Parker and Scharf were co-Special Teams Players of the Year.

Rosario was the Offensive Lineman of the Year and Offensive Iron Man of the Year, Jackson was the Defensive Lineman of the Year, Cieszynski was the Defensive Iron Man of the Year, Sam Baierl was the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year, Sam Barta was the Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year and Green and Rowser were co-Most Improved Players of the Year.

Tosa West will graduate seniors Scharf, Green, Ernie LaSpisa, Howell, Cieszynski​, Rowser, Rosario, Schrems, Jackson and Ingbretson.

The Trojans will move into the Greater Metro Conference next season as part of the WIAA's conference realignment plan.

"The road ahead is looking bright," Good said. "We need to build numbers and continue to improve our team strength and numbers to compete in the Greater Metro. I am very excited to play some of the best competition in the state and improve our program."

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