Two members of the Winner High School football team have been named to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader Elite 45 team. Krockett Krolikowski and Cameron Kuil were named to the honor list which was announced on Thanksgiving day.
Success on offense starts with guys in the trenches. For Winner, Krolikowski served as the anchor for the offensive line that paved the way for a ground attack that averaged 320 yards and 50 points per game and powered the team to its second straight 11B championship. On defense, he logged 47 tackles and six sacks. An SDSU commit, he has been a key piece to Winner’s 24-0 run over the past two years. “Krockett is truly one of those special players that does not come around very often,” Coach Dan Aaker said. “He is unbelievably quick for his size and is very physical. If the teams don’t double team him they are in trouble.”
Also named to the list was senior Cameron Kuil. A constant threat to score, Kuil scored 14 touchdowns on the ground, four receiving and returned three kicks for touchdowns. On defense, Kuil racked up 30 tackles and picked off four passes two of which were returned for a touchdown. “Cameron was a threat to score at every position he played on the field. In two separate games, he rushed for a touchdown, intercepted a pass for a touchdown and ran a kickoff back,” Aaker said.
“He is the ultimate team player who only cares about playing for his teammates.”
Winner players who received special mention were Drew DeMers and Jayden Schroeder.
In Class 9B, Kelly O’Bryan and Matt Campbell of Colome were listed as special mention.