Try 1 month for 99¢

Sun Prairie seniors Anthony Villanueva and Brian McKenzie plan to continue playing football and have announced their college choices.

The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Villanueva, who played offensive tackle for Sun Prairie’s WIAA Division 1 state runner-up, said via Twitter that he has orally committed to play football at Carthage College in Kenosha.

He said he will transition to play fullback in college.

Villanueva was a first-team selection on the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association all-state team and a second-team pick on the Associated Press all-state team. He was a first-team all-Big Eight Conference choice for league champion Sun Prairie. He played right tackle in the Cardinals’ spread offense, which entered the state title game with 2,124 yards rushing and 2,124 yards passing and has totaled 32 touchdowns rushing and 30 touchdowns passing.

Villanueva was a first-team choice as an offensive lineman on the Wisconsin State Journal/ All-Area football team.

Carthage is an NCAA Division III program.

McKenzie, who played running back for the Cardinals, said via Twitter that he has orally committed to play football at Clarke University, an NAIA program in Dubuque, Iowa.

The 5-9, 195-pound McKenzie was a second-team all-Big Eight choice as a running back. He received honorable-mention recognition on the Wisconsin State Journal/ All-Area team.

He sustained a knee injury during postseason.

Subscribe to Breaking News

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Jon Masson covers high school sports for the Wisconsin State Journal. He has covered a variety of sports — including the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin men's and women's basketball and volleyball — since he first came to the State Journal in 1999.