GREEN BAY – Two Southeast Conference rivals will put their passing skills up against one another in the first QB Challenge of 2016 at halftime of Friday night’s Packers-Browns preseason game at Lambeau Field.
Oak Creek and Kenosha Indian Trail high schools tied for second place in their conference last year, and both qualified for the Division 1 playoffs. Oak Creek lost in the second round, while Indian Trail lost in the first round.
Indian Trail won last year’s head-to-head meeting between the schools to extend its winning streak in the rivalry to four straight games. The two teams play this season on Oct. 14.
Oak Creek (8-3 overall, 5-2 in conference in 2015) will bring QB Jakup Sinani along with receivers Troy Chmielewski and Ryan Harvey-Turner to the competition. Sinani threw for more than 1,500 yards and 13 TDs last season, while Chmielewski was the Knights’ leading receiver with 29 catches for 523 yards and seven TDs.
Indian Trail (5-5, 5-2) will counter with QB Jared Wenberg and receivers Armani Carmickle and Max Alfredson. One of two QBs for his team a year ago, Wenberg threw for 673 yards and seven scores. Carmickle and Alfredson were the Hawks’ second and third leading receivers in 2015, combining for 49 catches, 772 yards and eight scores.