Sun Prairie seniors Draven Peeples and Orlando Fenderson Jr. each announced via Twitter oral commitments to play football at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Peeples and Fenderson were teammates on the Sun Prairie football team that won the Big Eight Conference championship and advanced to the WIAA Division 1 state football championship game, falling to Kimberly.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Peeples was a first-team all-conference selection as a running back in the Big Eight and was a second-team pick on the Wisconsin State Journal/ All-Area football team. Entering the state final, Peeples had 1,112 yards and 19 touchdowns rushing and also caught 13 passes for three scores. In the title game, he rushed for 127 yards on 19 attempts, including a 60-yard run.

The 6-4, 200-pound Fenderson received honorable-mention all-Big Eight recognition as a defensive back. He also was a return specialist. 


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.