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Sr., Tuscola

Why he made the team: Sluder served as a true dual threat despite suffering an injury during the season, recording 1,779 passing yards with 16 touchdowns in addition to 734 rushing yards with 20 scores for a Class 2A quarterfinalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Migos. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would be an NFL player or an entrepreneur. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Tom Brady. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Tom Brady, The Rock and Quavo.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, go to Paris and marry a babe.

Sr., Monticello

Why he made the team: Our Player of the Year — also an all-state choice — paced the area with 3,343 passing yards and 41 touchdowns, complementing that with 534 ground yards and 13 end-zone plunges for the Class 3A victors.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Migos. ... Before I compete, I eat trail mix. ... In my dream career, I would be a teacher. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Tyreek Hill. ... My favorite TV show is "America's Got Talent." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Barack Obama, Kevin Hart and LeBron James.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, travel the world and be on an NFL field.

Jr., Bismarck-Henn./Rossville-Alvin

Why he made the team: Even with his season ending in the Class 2A second round, all-state pick Lahey still led all locals with 1,872 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns, scoring the second-most points in the area (168) and making 66 tackles to boot.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Migos. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would play in the NFL. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Bo Jackson. ... My favorite TV show is "Happy Days." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Ronald Reagan, Michael Jordan and Walter Payton.

Three items on my bucket list: Get a full scholarship, skydiving and race cars.

Sr., Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Why he made the team: The top area touchdown-producer on the ground with 36, all-state choice Trantina compiled 1,677 rushing yards, accounted for a local-best 216 points and intercepted one pass on defense for the Class 2A state titlists.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Meek Mill. ... Before I compete, I eat The Kettle. ... In my dream career, I would be an NFL strength and conditioning coach. ... My favorite subject to study in school is stats. ... My favorite athlete is Cam Newton. ... My favorite TV show is "Family Guy." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, go out of the country and scuba dive.

Sr., Monticello

Why he made the team: One of just two area athletes to exceed 1,000 receiving yards, Bradd hit 1,063 on 61 catches with 10 touchdowns, adding four interceptions and 50 tackles on defense for the Class 3A state champions.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Luke Bryan. ... Before I compete, I eat Jimmy John's. ... In my dream career, I would play on the PGA Tour. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Mike Trout. ... My favorite TV show is "Ridiculousness." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Donald Trump.

Three items on my bucket list: Play golf in Hawaii, learn how to surf and ski in Colorado.

Jr., Argenta-Oreana

Why he made the team: Finishing right alongside Bradd in pass-catching, Stanley hauled in 61 receptions for 1,060 yards and 20 scores while intercepting two passes and making 85 stops for a Class 1A semifinalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Tyler, the Creator. ... Before I compete, I eat anything and everything. ... In my dream career, I would be a Google programmer. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Saquon Barkley. ... My favorite TV show is "The 100." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Abe Lincoln, Mark Zuckerberg and XXXTentacion.

Three items on my bucket list: Swim with sharks, skydive and fly a plane.

Sr., Monticello

Why he made the team: A three-year starter on the offensive line, Austin gave quarterback Braden Snyder plenty of time to work behind the line of scrimmage as the Class 3A-champion Sages racked up 652 points in 14 games.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Lil Yachty. ... Before I compete, I eat nothing. ... In my dream career, I would be an astronaut. ... My favorite subject to study in school is science. ... My favorite athlete is Clay Matthews. ... My favorite TV show is "Impractical Jokers." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Donald Trump, Seth Rogen and Jennifer Lawrence.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, see a Lakers game and surf.

Jr., Arcola

Why he made the team: A first-team all-state choice on both sides of the ball, Garza shielded an offense that produced 327 points and made 56 tackles on defense for a Class 1A second-round program.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Travis Scott. ... Before I compete, I eat a Subway sandwich. ... In my dream career, I would be a pro athlete. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is LeBron James. ... My favorite TV show is "The Office." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Albert Einstein, LeBron James and Stan Lee.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, visit Italy and scuba dive.

Sr., Georgetown-RF

Why he made the team: Another all-state choice along the line, Mosier allowed the Class 1A playoff-qualifying Buffaloes to produce 267 points while making 51 tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Korn. ... Before I compete, I eat buffalo wings. ... In my dream career, I would play in the NFL. ... My favorite subject to study in school is English. ... My favorite athlete is Ndamukong Suh. ... My favorite TV show is "Naruto." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Abraham Lincoln, Robert Weaver and John Proctor.

Three items on my bucket list: Eat ramen noodles in Japan, be a U.S. representative and play college football.

Sr., Tuscola

Why he made the team: A third all-state lineman from the area, Picazo picked up the slack during Brayden VonLanken's injury absence as the Warriors tallied 503 points on offense, and Picazo boasted 35 tackles on defense for the Class 2A quarterfinalist.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see The Weeknd. ... Before I compete, I eat chicken and rice. ... In my dream career, I would coach football. ... My favorite subject to study in school is history. ... My favorite athlete is Mike Alstott. ... My favorite TV show is "Game of Thrones." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Bruce Lee, The Rock and Stan Lee.

Three items on my bucket list: Visit Mt. Rushmore, skydive and deep-sea dive.

Sr., Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Why he made the team: A veteran presence on a reworked offensive line for the Class 2A state champions, Workman helped the Falcons power to 625 points scored and made 97 stops on the defensive side.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Meek Mill. ... Before I compete, I eat Country Kettle. ... In my dream career, I would be an NFL player. ... My favorite subject to study in school is stats. ... My favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. ... My favorite TV show is "SportsCenter." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Dwayne Johnson, Michael Jordan and Larry the Cable Guy.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, swim with sharks and visit all 50 states.

Jr., Fisher

Why he made the team: Wilson shouldered the largest rushing workload in the area with 276 attempts — 29 more than his closest competitor — and turned those into 1,494 yards and 26 touchdowns for a Class 1A second-round squad.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Lil Wayne. ... Before I compete, I eat nothing. ... In my dream career, I would be an architect. ... My favorite subject to study in school is math. ... My favorite athlete is Brian Urlacher. ... My favorite TV show is "The Flash." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick Martin Luther King Jr., Brian Urlacher and Kevin Hart.

Sr., Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley

Why he made the team: Freehill's booming foot was used for field goal attempts of more than 50 yards this season as he wound up with 79 PATs and five field goals while also punting for the Class 2A titlists.

A few of my favorites: I need concert tickets to see Lil Baby. ... Before I compete, I eat Subway. ... In my dream career, I would be an NFL kicker. ... My favorite subject to study in school is stats with Ms. Riley. ... My favorite athlete is Russell Wilson. ... My favorite TV show is "SportsCenter." ... If I could have dinner with any three people from any time period, I would pick LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Pat McAfee.

Three items on my bucket list: Skydive, go to another country and play college football.

Prep Sports Coordinator

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