Seneca head coach: “He’ll go”

Seneca senior John Alanis won't let injuries keep him on the sideline

SENECA, Wis. — Seneca head coach Steven Kramer wasted no time answering if John Alanis would be able to play in his team’s state championship game. “He’ll go.”

The senior running back and linebacker has been battling injuries all postseason. In Seneca’s Level 4 playoff win against Catholic Central, Alanis walked off the field with two sprained ankles. His limp was noticeable helping his teammates accept their team award following the game. However when running the football you’d never guess he’s playing hurt. “He has a lot of heart, he’s the leader of our team, and he’s a great player.”


Alanis is having a terrific season as he leads the entire state of Wisconsin with 2,885 rushing yards. And on the defensive side of the ball he was given this week All-State honorable mention recognition. Alanis says his team needs him on the field, and that is where he’ll be when they take on Greenwood/Granton for the WIAA Division 7 title whether or not he’s feeling 100%. “It’s a little hard to say. But I think playing at state I’ll be 110%, at least that is what I’ll feel inside.”