77th N-G All-State Football Team

77th N-G All-State Football Team

77th N-G All-State Football Team

First Team

name    High school    YR.    HT.    WT.    Coach    Bob Asmussen’s comment
Matt Alviti    Maine South    Sr.    6-0    195    David Inserra    Player of the Year, who will take his talents to Northwestern next year, follows in a long line of successful Hawk signal-callers
Tom Fuessel    Lincoln-Way East    Sr.    6-3    180    Rob Zvonar    A top contender for State Player of the Year, leader of Class 7A finalist averaging almost a first down every carry
Austin Green    Rochester    Sr.    6-3    200    Derek Leonard    Wes who? In his only year as a starter, Lunt’s replacement has team playing for another state title
Mitch Kimble    Jersey    Sr.    6-3    190    Dave Jacobs    NIU recruit (enrolling in January) helped school end 10-year playoff drought, passing and running team to a perfect regular season
Cameron Mammen    Urbana    Sr.    6-1    190    Nathan Watson    Also a standout wrestler, Champaign-Urbana career passing leader helped Tigers win first playoff game in school history
Peter Pujals    Loyola Academy    Sr.    6-2    195    John Holecek    League offensive MVP effective in his one year as starter, helping team to Class 8A semifinals
Chris Streveler    Marian Catholic    Sr.    6-3    205    Ed Brucker    Minnesota recruit, who had 26:4 touchdown-to-interception ratio, received interest from ACC, Big East, MAC

Kendrick Foster    Peoria Richwoods    Sr.    5-9    189    Roland Brown    Illinois recruit, who went over 6,000 rushing yards for his career, becomes the first three-time N-G All-Stater
Chris Harris    Springfield SH-G    Sr.    6-0    198    Ken Leonard    All-conference choice helped Cyclones to spot in Class 5A semifinals
Michael Hermosillo    Ottawa    Sr.    5-10    190    Trent Swords    Illinois recruit finished season with more than 2,000 yards rushing and scored 30 touchdowns. Also threw a touchdown pass
Ty Isaac    Joliet Catholic    Sr.    6-3    225    Dan Sharp    Southern Cal-bound superstar went over 1,200 yards despite missing five games with injury. You might see him on Sundays
Justin Jackson    Glenbard North    Jr.    6-0    175    Ryan Wilkens    Leader of Class 8A finalist already has offers from Illinois, Boston College, Purdue, Northwestern and others
Tommy Mister    Richards    Jr.    6-1    165    Tony Sheehan    Notre Dame, Illinois, Indiana have already made offers to 2014 preseason Player of the Year
Kyle Norberg    Cary-Grove    Sr.    6-1    215    Brad Seaburg    Two-way standout, who gained 329 yards in one game, helped his team reach Class 6A title game
Dimitri Taylor    Montini    Sr.    5-10    185    Chris Andriano    After averaging 8 yards a carry during season, he scored three TDs (two run, one receiving) in playoff win against Joliet Catholic

Chad Beebe    Aurora Christian    Sr.    5-9    165    Don Beebe    Coach’s kid will go over 1,000 yards receiving for season during Friday’s state title game vs. Unity and has scored 15 touchdowns
Joe Borsellino    Montini    Sr.    5-11    185    Chris Andriano    Talented two-way player leads state finalists in receptions (66) and touchdowns (19)
Kevin Carroll    St. Thomas More    Sr.    6-2    185    Dan Hennessey    First-team all-conference at three positions (defensive back, punter), he led area in catches (44), yards (1,071) and TDs (13)
Darius Mosely    O’Fallon    Sr.    5-11    180    Brandon Joggerst    Illinois recruit, who figures to get early playing time, had 69 catches for 1,126 yards and 13 TDs
Tarance Roby    Rockford Lutheran    Sr.    6-1    185    Bruce Bazsali    One of the top players to ever suit up for the Hall of Fame coach
Laquon Treadwell    Crete-Monee    Sr.    6-3    190    Jerry Verde    Eventually, leader of Class 6A finalist will have to pick from one of his college choices, which include Alabama, Florida, LSU, others

Colin Goebel    Naperville North    Sr.    6-4    280    Sean Drendel    Iowa recruit, a 2011 All-Stater, had more than 30 college offers to pick from, including interest from ACC, Big 12 and Big East
Randy Heideman    Normal Community    Sr.    6-6    290    Wes Temples    Miami (Ohio) recruit, called the best lineman in school history, had offers from Arizona, Indiana, Wake Forest and others
Tim McAuliffe    Lemont    Sr.    6-2    270    Eric Michaelsen    Bowling Green-bound three-year starter is the latest in a list of standout linemen playing for Michaelsen’s southwest Chicago power
Colin McGovern    Lincoln-Way West    Sr.     6-7    297    Dave Ernst    Ranked among the nation’s top offensive linemen, Notre Dame-bound standout will play in Under Armour All-Star Game
Ethan Pocic    Lemont    Sr.    6-6    290    Eric Michaelsen    Brother of Illini center Graham taking his talents to LSU, turning down Alabama, Florida, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, others
Nick Severs    Macomb    Sr.    6-4    270    Kelly Sears    Iowa State recruit, considered top lineman in school history, picked Cyclones over Cincinnati, Western Michigan, Wyoming, others

Bryce Douglas    Plainfield Central    Sr.    6-3    330    John Jackson    Illinois recruit won’t have any trouble finding his way around campus, he is the son of Illini basketball great Bruce Douglas
Danny Friend    Morris    Sr.    6-5    255    Alan Thorson    One rival coach described the Indiana recruit as “a monster” after he helped team reach state finals. Also a standout tight end

Garret Dooley    Rochester    Sr.    6-3    235    Derek Leonard    Wisconsin recruit, who also had offers from Illinois, Indiana, Vanderbilt and others, will play for another state title Friday
Macae Skaggs    Farmington    Jr.    6-4    225    Casey Martin    Drawing interest from MAC schools, talented two-way player recorded 29 tackles in one game this season

Jalen Banks    Thornton    Sr.    6-0    195    Bill Mosel    Vanderbilt recruit, a future engineer, finished career with double-digit interceptions. Latest in long line of standouts at the school
Brandon Mayes    Aurora Christian    Sr.    5-11    182    Don Beebe    His coach, a former Buffalo Bills receiver, calls Mayes the best player he has ever coached. Led state finalists with 30 “big hits”
Special mention 100
Name    High school    Year
Austin Baden    North Boone    Sr.
Aaron Bailey    Bolingbrook    Sr.
Addison Bounds    Prairie Central    Sr.
Nolan Brannick    Freeport Aquin    Sr.
Don Butkus    Chicago Mount Carmel    Sr.
Alex Jefferson    Normal West    Sr.
Anthony Johnson    Oblong    Sr.
Tanner Matlick    Mercer County    Sr.
Jake Milbourn    Rockford Lutheran    Sr.
Devin O’Hara    Prospect    Sr.
Ethan Olles    Palatine    Sr.
John Peltz    Wheaton North    Sr.
Todd Porter    O’Fallon    Sr.
Curtis Ramsey    Central A&M    Sr.

Danny Beresky    Peotone    Sr.
Joel Bouagnon    Aurora Christian    Sr.
Austin Blair    Watseka    Sr.
Rashad Campbell    Centralia    Sr.
Matt Domer    Chicago Mount Carmel    Jr.
Ryan Donohue    Monticello    Sr.
Dalton Heubner    Central/Southeastern    Sr.
Martel Hunter    Monmouth-Roseville    Jr.
Jonathan Mixon    Galesburg    Sr.
Zack Pattat    Byron    Sr.
Ryan Pearce    Villa Grove    Sr.
James Robinson    Rockford Lutheran    Fr.
Grant Rushing    Glenbrook North    Sr.
Anthony Scaccia    Batavia    Jr.
Conner Schrader    Lake Zurich    Sr.
Dylan Schultz    Orion    Sr.
Brendan Stewart    Carlinville    Sr.
Michael Thompson    East Peoria    Jr.
Lonnie Washington    Perspectives    Sr.

Matt Biegalski    Wheaton North    Jr.
Mark Gorogianis    Montini    Sr.
Nathan Marcus    Glenbard West    Sr.
Blake Pasley    Rochester    Sr.
Gerald Richardson    Oblong    Sr.
Zach Strittmatter    Batavia    Sr.
Jauan Wesley    Thornton    Jr.

Nick Allegretti    Lincoln-Way East    Jr.
Paul Boidanis    Glenbrook North    Sr.
Tate Briggs    Montini    Sr.
Tyler Brown    Richwoods    Sr.
Tanner Farmer    Highland    Jr.
D’Angelo Hodges    Glenbard North    Sr.
Jon Hupp    Springfield SH-G    Sr.
Josh Kok    Aurora Christian    Sr.
Mike Langman    Naperville North    Sr.
Max Loeb    Lawrenceville    Sr.
Pat Maloney    Maine South    Sr.
Shawn McCown    Casey-Westfield    Sr.
Drew Miller    Central/Southeastern    Sr.
John Strauser    St. Thomas More    Sr.

Fred Beaugard    Montini    Sr.
Nick Garland    Glenbard West    Sr.
Darby Goodwin    Loyola Academy    Sr.
Brian Hettiger    Richards    Sr.
Merrick Jackson    Althoff    Sr.
Drake Leeper    Rochester    Sr.
Evan Panfil    Lincoln-Way Central    Sr.
Morgan Supergan    Bismarck-Henning    Sr.
Mikshadd Townsend    Urbana    Sr.

Brady Boitnott    Normal West    Sr.
Jack Crain    Benet Academy    Sr.
Bret Curtis    Glenbard South    Sr.
Michael Flowers McElrath    Richwoods    Sr.
D.J. Frank    Normal Community    Jr.
Chris Friend    Washington    Jr.
Pierre Gee-Tucker    Belleville West    Sr.
Joe Hoscheit    St. Charles East    Sr.
Gregory James    Perspectives    Sr.
Lucas Joseph    East Peoria    Sr.
Kyle Langenderfer    Lincoln-Way East    Sr.
Mikey Maize    Elk Grove    Sr.
Matt McCown    Casey-Westfield    Sr.
Tori Millender    Belleville West    Jr.
Colton Moskal    Lake Zurich    Jr.
Mitch Negangard    Unity    Sr.
Adam O’Grady    Lincoln-Way East    Sr.
Jeff Perry    Morris    Sr.
Josh Pratt    Urbana    Sr.
Mario Rodriguez    Glenbard North    Sr.
Justin Segobiano    Bloomington CC    Sr.
Jesse Sinagra    Galena    Sr.
Reggie Spearman    Simeon    Sr.
Brett Taylor    Macomb    Sr.

Dom Battaglia    Willowbrook    Sr.
Shane Bruning    LeRoy    Sr.
Dillan Cazley    Charleston    Sr.
Luke Ford    Loyola Academy    Sr.
Adam Hoogerwerf    R.I. Alleman    Sr.
Trent Sherfield    Danville    Jr.
Bryce Skiles    Mercer County    Sr.
Jack Toner    Benet Academy    Sr.
Jason Towns    Thornton    Sr.

Austin Barnes    O’Fallon    Sr.
Fletcher Evans    Centennial    Sr.
John Oberheide    Maine South    Sr.
Ivan Strmic    Chicago Mount Carmel    Sr.

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carney22 wrote on November 23, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I'll never understand all-star teams selected this way. Seven quarterbacks? Six defensive players? It may be an all-state team, but it wouldn't beat anyone on the field.

How about just having the guts to pick one player at each position? We all know that skill positions have a higher concentration of talent (at least statistically measurable talent) than the line or the defense. But why not just make a judgement call and pick two running backs, instead of eight? And if that isn't good enough, name a second-team and a third-team, and then list quarterbacks and running backs on honorable mention to your heart's content.

Also, it would be nice to see a true evaluation of who's most deserving, rather than feeling obligated to have a certain number of small-school players, or acting as if the Chicago area doesn't really have a disproportinate number of deserving candidates. Why not have large-school and small-school teams? At least it would make your selections more credible.

Chiefton wrote on November 26, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Congratulations to all of the kids who were selected to the All-State team!  It's a great honor which does not happen without a lot of hard work and sacrifice.

There will always be whining and complaining from some people every year after these teams are released.

Anyways, below is a link to another All-State Team --- The Edgytim.com All-State Football Team, which is related to rivals.com:



carney22 wrote on November 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm

What whining? Whining would be if I complained about a certain player on the team at the expense of another. And no one's arguing that these kids worked hard, succeeded on the field, did great credit to their schools, etc., etc. I was commenting on the structure of the team, not the selections.

Of course, the team you're promoting did the same thing. Any time I see long lists at positions like that and labeling all of them "first team," I think that the person selecting the team didn't have the guts to simply make a call. That's why there's such a thing as "second team" and "third team" and "honorable mention," so that everyone who had a great year can get a share of the honors.