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Pioneer Press 2018 Football All-Area Offense: First Team and Second Team


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By Bob Narang and Steve Reaven
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Pioneer Press

2018/12/27

First-Team Offense

Michael Axelrood
School: Evanston.
Year: Senior.
Position: Wide receiver.
Accolades: Central Suburban South Offensive Player of the Year. Has more than 20 Division I offers, including from Ivy League and Pioneer Football League programs.
Key stats: Had 51 receptions for 844 yards and 11 TDs.

Patrick Banich
School: Notre Dame.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Helped Dons rush for more than 1,500 yards.

Joe Boyer
School: Rolling Meadows.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: Signed with Illinois State track and field as a thrower.
Key stats: Leader of an offensive line that helped the Mustangs rush for more than 2,500 yards.

Jean-Marc Etienne
School: Stevenson.
Year: Junior.
Position: Running back.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Rushed for 1,000 yards and nine TDs. Also had one TD catch.

Ty Gavin
School: Notre Dame.
Year: Senior.
Position: Running back.
Accolades: All-conference, named to Class 6A all-state team.
Key stats: Had 215 carries for 1,421 yards and 22 TDs; added nine receptions for 135 yards and two scores.

Ivan Gleyzer
School: Stevenson.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: Team captain.
Key stats: Helped Patriots rush for more than 1,200 yards.

Will Hutchinson
School: Barrington.
Year: Senior.
Position: Kicker/punter.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Made 11 of 16 field-goal attempts. His 54-yard field goal against Oswego East set a new school record. Averaged 32.8 yards per punt with 42 touchbacks on kickoffs.

Michael Love
School: Nazareth.
Year: Senior.
Position: Athlete.
Accolades: Pioneer Press Player of the Year. All-conference. Committed to Northern Illinois.
Key stats: Had 58 receptions for 1,076 yards and 18 TDs. Added 36 carries for 374 yards and five TDs. Had two special teams and defensive TDs.

J.J. McCarthy
School: Nazareth.
Year: Sophomore.
Position: Quarterback.
Accolades: All-conference. Helped lead Nazareth to Class 7A state title.
Key stats: Completed 176 of 243 passes for 3,289 yards and 36 TDs with only four interceptions.

Brendon Passarelli
School: Hinsdale Central.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: West Suburban Silver Offensive Lineman of the Year and named to the 8A all-state team.
Key stats: Helped Red Devils reach playoffs for the 18th time in the last 20 seasons.

Kacper Rutkiewicz
School: Hersey.
Year: Senior.
Position: Wide receiver.
Accolades: Named Mid-Suburban East Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Committed to Illinois State.
Key stats: Had 62 receptions for 1,155 yards and 12 TDs. Added 28 carries for 300 yards and three TDs. Tallied 1,799 all-purpose yards and 16 total TDs.

Peter Skoronski
School: Maine South.
Year: Junior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: All-conference and Central Suburban League Offensive Lineman of the Year. Has offers to Notre Dame and multiple Big Ten schools.

Second-Team Offense

Chase Bahr
School: Lake Forest.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: All-conference. Committed to Penn.

Rory Boos
School: Loyola.
Year: Senior.
Position: Wide receiver.
Accolades: All-confernece.
Key stats: Had 52 receptions for 814 yards and 10 TDs.

Diamond Evans
School: Nazareth.
Year: Senior.
Position: Wide receiver.
Accolades: All-conference. Committed to South Dakota State.
Key stats: Had 60 receptions for 1,195 yards and 13 TDs.

Kyle Franklin
School: IC Catholic.
Year: Sophomore.
Position: Running back.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Had 256 carries for 2,378 yards and 37 TDs.

Marquese Garrett
School: Hinsdale South.
Year: Junior.
Position: Quarterback.
Accolades: Named the West Suburban Gold Offensive Player of the Year.
Key stats: Passed for 961 yards and 12 TDs. Ran for 965 yards and 12 more scores.

Matt Keeler
School: Nazareth.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Helped the Roadrunners rush for more than 1,800 yards.

Kai Kroeger
School: Lake Forest.
Year: Junior.
Position: Kicker/punter.
Accolades: Named the North Suburban Conference Special Teams Player of the Year.
Key stats: Averaged 40.6 yards per punt, with 16 punts inside the 20-yard line. Also made two field goals.

Ricky Mysliwiec
School: IC Catholic.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Helped the Knights rush for more than 3,000 yards.

Joe Monahan
School: Hinsdale Central
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line.
Accolades: Committed to Valparaiso.
Key stats: Helped lead a potent Red Devils rushing attack.

Quadre Nicholson
School: Evanston.
Year: Junior.
Position: Running back.
Accolades: Has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois and a number of Mid-American Conference schools.
Key stats: Had 185 carries for 872 yards and 12 TDs.

Jace O’Hara
School: Rolling Meadows.
Year: Senior.
Position: Running back/linebacker.
Accolades: All-conference and team MVP.
Key stats: Rushed for 941 yards and 12 TDs. Had 16 receptions for 279 yards. Surpassed 50 tackles with a defensive TD.

Jalen Snell
School: Carmel.
Year: Senior.
Position: Offensive line/defensive line.
Accolades: All-conference.
Key stats: Started all nine games on both sides of the ball.


Bob Narang is a freelance reporter for Pioneer Press.

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