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Beau Edwards, Arcola during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

BEAU EDWARDS

Arcola football

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Bo Jackson.

➜ His favorite team is ... Illinois.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event, it would be ... the Olympics.

➜ His favorite sport besides football is ... basketball.

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Gavin Ash, Centennial, during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

GAVIN ASH

Centennial boys’ cross-country

➜ His favorite athlete is ... LeBron James.

➜ His favorite team is ... Illinois men’s basketball.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the Super Bowl.

➜ His favorite sport besides cross-country is ... tennis.

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Teo Chemla, UNI, Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

TEO CHEMLA

Uni High boys’ soccer

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Bukayo Saka.

➜ His favorite team is ... Arsenal F.C.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... a Paris Saint-Germain match with Messi.

➜ His favorite sport besides soccer is ... basketball.

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Nathan Kelley, Rantoul, Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

NATHAN KELLEY

Rantoul cross-country

➜ His favorite athlete is ... Lionel Messi.

➜ His favorite team is ... F.C. Barcelona.

➜ If he could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... an MLS match.

➜ His favorite sport besides cross-country is ... soccer.

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Anna McClure, St. Thomas More, Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

ANNA McCLURE

St. Thomas More volleyball

➜ Her favorite athlete is ... Luka Doncic.

➜ Her favorite team is ... Ohio State volleyball.

➜ If she could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the NBA Finals.

➜ Her favorite sport besides volleyball is ... swimming.

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Sophia Rome, BHRA, during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

SOPHIA ROME

Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin volleyball

➜ Her favorite athlete is ... Eli Mojonnier.

➜ Her favorite team is ... the Chicago Cubs.

➜ If she could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... an Illinois volleyball match.

➜ Her favorite sport besides volleyball is ... basketball.

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Anneliese Schideman, Champaign Central, during the Faces of Fall photo shoot at the News-Gazette on Saturday, August 21, 2021.

ANNELIESE SCHIDEMAN

Champaign Central girls’ swimming

➜ Her favorite athlete is ... Katie Ledecky.

➜ Her favorite team is ... Illinois.

➜ If she could attend any one sporting event in person, it would be ... the Olympics.

➜ Her favorite sport besides swimming and diving is ... competitive Irish dancing.

College/Prep Sports Reporter

Colin Likas covers Illinois football and high school sports at The News-Gazette. His email is clikas@news-gazette.com, and you can follow him on Twitter (@clikasNG).

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