Justice Madsen, a senior on the Winters High School football team, is the Pisani’s Athlete of the Week. Madsen had one of the best games in the history of WHS football with almost 300 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the game against Williams. “He is one of the best dual threat running backs in the Sacramento area and he leads the entire section in total yardage,” said head coach Daniel Ward. So far this season, Madsen is averaging 115 rushing yards per game to go along with 90 receiving yards per game and 11 total touchdowns. “He is a special player and a great leader and we are just lucky that he is on our team,” said Ward. Madsen received 56.63 percent of the votes in SBLive’s Northern California High School Athlete of the Week poll.
Winters once boasted a prosperous Japanese community, which tragically burned on Aug. 1, 1942 when the United States was celebrating victory over Japan. While the cause of the fire has never been determined, Winters saw discrimination toward Japanese Americans following the war.