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NEWS > Why you should do Track
COACH LAWRENCE'S BLOG
“Young man, walking down the hallway, you should do Track.”
1) It is pure
The oldest and purest athletic completion of all is the simple foot race. Our sport, Track and Field, has its origins dating from even before the original Greek Olympiad.
All kids run. Running fast is fun. Jumping far or high is fun. Throwing something heavy as far as you can is fun. Haven’t you ever taken a rock and thrown it as far into a lake as you can? Leaped off the top of a sand dune? Raced your friend to the end of the block? ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > University of Illinois Football Seniors, Award Winners Honored
December 11, 2016
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The Fighting Illini football team, families and friends gathered Sunday at the iHotel and Conference Center to honor the program's 24 seniors and the season's award winners at the 115th annual football banquet.
The following are the Illini award winners from the 2016 Illinois Football Banquet:
Kendrick Foster – Most Outstanding Offensive Player
Carroll Phillips – Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Chase McLaughlin – Most Outstanding Special Teams Player
Justin Hardee – Wright Commitment to Excellence Award
Dawuane Smoot – Bruce Capel Award
Scholar-Athlete Award » DT Rob Bain
Service Above Self Award » C Joe Spencer
Offense Unsung Hero Award » WR Zach Grant & OT Austin ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Pioneer Press All-Area Football Honorable Mention
By Bob Narang
Pioneer Press announces its All-Area Football Honorable Mention team for the 2016 season. Every player who is nominated by a coach for the all-area teams is named at least honorable mention.
Barrington: Josh Babicz, WR, Sr.; Ray Niro, QB, Jr.
Deerfield: Alex Burns, LB, Sr.; Sam Fradin, RB, Sr.; Mike Santos, LB, Sr.; Jonah Silverglade, QB, Jr.
Buffalo Grove: Jimmy Trieb, WR, Sr.
Carmel: Joel Basara, DB, Sr.; Jake Cerwin, LB, Jr.
Elmwood Park: Alexis Lopez, LB, Sr.
Evanston: Drew Dawkins, QB, Jr.; Ben Easington, RB, Sr.; Owen Ennis, K/P, Sr.; Charlie Krause, FB/LB, Sr.
Fenwick: Lorenzano Blakeney, DB, Jr.; Ryan ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > Scouting the DuPage County football All-Area team
12/1/2016Dave Oberhelman Kevin Schmit
Talha Ayhan, Glenbard South
That Ayhan recorded 89 tackles at defensive end and nose tackle in his second year of football attests to his athleticism and drive. A passionate, natural leader and team co-captain, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound senior made 16 tackles for loss with 7 sacks, and forced 2 fumbles. He blocked 4 punts, recorded a safety and when the Raiders needed offensive help he ran the football, gaining 100 yards against Fenton. Against Ridgewood, Ayhan returned both a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns. Voted Glenbard South's MVP, Ayhan earned Metro Suburban Blue all-conference. "His speed and his ability to play sideline to sideline ... READ FULL STORY
NEWS > 2016 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area football teamBeth Long
2016 Chicago Sun-Times All-Area Football team, selected by Beth Long
QB – Samson Evans, Prairie Ridge, Jr.
The 6-1, 200-pounder left others in his dust. Evans led an offense averaging 50 points. He’s been an electric dual threat, putting up 1,363 rushing yards, 740 passing yards and 32 touchdowns in the regular season.
WR – Jake Marwede, Loyola, Sr.
The do-it all guy for the top-team in the area wire-to-wire. Marwede impacted the Ramblers offense in every phase of the game. Rushed for 14 touchdowns (61 carries, 333 yards) and threw four passes for 134 yards. Had 40 receptions for 548 yards and six touchdowns. When Loyola needed clutch ... READ FULL STORY