ASHWAUBENON - One of the reasons the Green Bay Southwest football team moved the ball so well on the ground last season was its offensive line and one of those members has now committed to play college football.
Max Scharping, who will be a senior this coming season, has committed to play at Northern Illinois. Scharping recently tweeted, "Officially committed to Northern Illinois!! Great to be a #husky."
Scharping is about 6 feet 6, 260 pounds and also received offers from Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Illinois State, Yale and Northern Colorado.
Scharping and the Trojans had an impressive 2012 season, winning their first conference title since 1975. Southwest won the Fox River Classic Conference as it was 8-0 during the regular season.
In Week 8, the Trojans beat Bay Port, 21-13, to win the title and the offensive line played a big part, as quarterback Matt McMahon said, "Our offensive line is unbelievable. They just come out and decide to be studs and that's awesome and we can ride them all game long."
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