Created:Wednesday, December 5, 2012 5:30 a.m.CDT
Updated:Wednesday, December 5, 2012 1:03 p.m.CDT
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Football All-Area Team

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Offense

First Team

QB: Chris Streveler,
Marian Central, Sr.

Streveler (6-3, 205) accounted for 48 touchdowns (26 passing, 22 rushing) while leading the Hurricanes to an 11-1 record. He threw for 2,397 yards and had only four passes intercepted. He also ran for 1,124 yards and is the first repeat winner as Northwest Herald Player of the Year. He was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 5A All-State selection.

RB: Kyle Norberg,
Cary-Grove, Sr.

Norberg (6-1, 215) turned in one of the most prolific rushing seasons in area history with 2,218 yards and 27 touchdowns, and averaged 9.4 yards a run for the Class 6A state runner-up Trojans. He also played linebacker and was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A All-State selection.

RB: Cody Lane,
Dundee-Crown, Jr.

Lane (6-0, 195) rushed for 1,181 yards and 18 touchdowns to help D-C to a 3-6 record. The Chargers won three of their first four games, ending a 26-game losing streak, and Lane was their key offensive threat. He was fourth in area rushing and the only three players ahead of him played in at least two playoff games.

RB: Ryan Wade,
Woodstock North, Sr.

Wade (5-8, 200) was third in the area with 1,186 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns for the 7-4 Thunder. He scored a school-record six touchdowns in North’s 68-20 first-round Class 5A playoff victory, the Thunder’s first playoff win in school history.

WR: Greg Walczak,
Marian Central, Sr.

Walczak (5-9, 180) was one of Streveler’s favorite targets and the Hurricanes’ best big-play receiver on their Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division champion team. He finished with 40 receptions for an area-best 831 yards and 10 touchdowns.

WR: Bryce Beschorner,
Huntley, Sr.

Beschorner (6-3, 195) led the area with 43 receptions and 11 touchdowns as the Red Raiders improved to 6-4 from 2-7. He presented a difficult matchup for most defensive backs with his size and speed and averaged 18.3 yards a catch.

OL: Kurtis Stirneman,
Marian Central, Sr.

Stirneman (6-6, 275) was the top lineman on a tremendous offense, helping pave the way for two 1,000-yard rushers. Stirneman committed to Western Michigan over the summer, but recently decommitted and recommitted to Wyoming.

OL: Shane Evans,
Prairie Ridge, Jr.

Evans (6-5, 280) was named to the Chicago All-Area team by the National Collegiate Scouting Association for the second year. The Wolves finished 3-6 after winning the Class 6A state championship last season, but Evans still was one of the best and is all over the radar of NCAA Division I schools.

OL: Michael Gomez,
Cary-Grove, So.

Gomez (5-11, 273) was a devastating blocker for the Trojans through the playoffs. Although he missed several regular-season games with an ankle injury, Gomez returned and helped C-G reach the Class 6A state championship game.

OL: Trevor Ruhland,
Cary-Grove, So.

Ruhland (6-4, 268) played next to Gomez on the “tight” side of C-G’s line. C-G averaged 403.9 yards and 35.3 points a game. Crystal Lake Central coach Matt Fralick called Ruhland “one of the best offensive linemen we saw all year.”

OL: Adam Kulon,
Jacobs, Sr.

Kulon (6-4, 240) is a repeat selection to the first team after making it on defense last year. He was a two-way player and third-year starter for the Golden Eagles. He committed to NCAA Division I Toledo over the summer, where he will play defensive end.

K: Casey Oliver,
Crystal Lake South, Jr.

Oliver was 5 of 7 in field-goal attempts, including a season-long 42-yard kick in Week 8 to beat Jacobs, 32-29. He also was 21 of 24 in extra points. He also handled punting duties and played defensive back for the Gators.

Second Team

QB: Quinn Baker, Cary-Grove, Sr.RB: Ryan Mahoney, Cary-Grove, Sr.RB:Zevin Clark, Crystal Lake South, Sr.RB: Ephraim Lee, Marian Central, Jr.WR: Hunter Williams, Jacobs, Jr.WR: Jake Gierlak, Jacobs, Sr.OL: Rich Lucke, Woodstock North, Sr.OL: Lane Puckett, Crystal Lake Central, Sr.OL: Edgar Lopez, Woodstock North, Sr.OL: Travis Heck, Harvad, Sr.OL: MIcah Kohn, McHenry, Sr.K: Garrett Glueck, Cary-Grove, Sr.

Defense

First Team

DB: Zach Marszal,
Cary-Grove, Sr.

Marszal (6-0, 182) is a repeat selection to the All-Area first team and had five interceptions for the Trojans, who had one of the area’s best defenses. He also caught 13 passes, four for touchdowns, on offense.

DB: Sean Folliard,
Prairie Ridge, Sr.

Folliard (6-2, 205) was the Wolves’ best defensive player, but wound up taking over at quarterback late in the season after injuries to Oliver Kremer and Brent Anderson. He was an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 6A All-State selection.

DB: Chris Vlasak,
Richmond-Burton, Sr.

Vlasak (5-11, 160) had four interceptions, including one he returned for a touchdown against North Boone, and helped a defense that spurred a five-game winning streak. He also was fifth in the area with 1,135 yards rushing.

LB: Brock Bussenger,
Cary-Grove, Sr.

Bussenger (6-2, 205) was a driving force on the Trojans’ defense, which helped C-G reach the Class 6A state championship game. Bussenger had 69 1⁄2 tackles, which was second on the team.

LB: Darwin Stone,
Crystal Lake Central, Sr.

Stone (5-11, 195) led the Tigers with 67 tackles, including 12 tackles for losses. Central’s defense was one of the area’s best and held Cary-Grove to a season-low seven points in C-G’s 7-0 Class 6A playoff quarterfinal victory.

LB: Brendan Chrystal,
Crystal Lake South, Sr.

Chrystal (6-2, 210) was one of the top players on a very good defense. He had 52 tackles, seven of which went for losses, and broke up nine passes. His 35-yard intercetion return for a touchdown sparked South’s 32-29 comeback victory against Jacobs. He also forced two fumbles.

LB: Chris Daniels,
Marian Central, Jr.

Daniels (5-8, 185) racked up an area-best 142 tackles for the Hurricanes, who finished 11-1 and won the Suburban Christian Conference Blue Division. He also had an 18-yard interception return touchdown in Marian’s 49-24 regular-season win against Montini.

LB: Nick Amren,
Crystal Lake South, Sr.

Amren (6-2, 245) started the season on the defensive line and finished at linebacker. He recorded 47 1⁄2 tackles, 8 1⁄2 for losses, and forced a fumble. South’s defense came up big in helping the Gators to the playoffs for a 12th consecutive season.

DL: Liam Kirwan,
Marian Central, Sr.

Kirwan (6-0, 250) was second on the Hurricanes with 87 tackles and had two sacks. He was a third-year defensive starter and a key figure in Marian having one of the area’s best defenses.

DL: Ryne Blanton,
Richmond-Burton, Sr.

Blanton (6-1, 195) was one of the returning starter from R-B’s Class 4A state runner-up team. He was a standout on both sides for the Rockets, who finished 7-4. “He was our best linemen, period,” R-B coach Pat Elder said. “He was a great leader and a quality young man.”

DL: Kyle Logan,
Crystal Lake Central, Sr.

Logan (6-1, 240) was one of the most disruptive defensive players in the area. He had 51 tackles, seven for losses and four sacks for the Tigers. Logan earned high praise from Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg after C-G’s 7-0 victory in the Class 6A quarterfinals because the Tigers were so tough up front.

P: Korey Partenheimer,
McHenry, Sr.

Partenheimer (6-0, 170) averaged 37.1 yards a punt and was voted the Warriors’ MVP. He had three fake punts and coach Dave D’Angelo gave Partenheimer the green light to take off if he felt he could make it. Partenheimer had 23 receptions for four touchdowns and averaged 20.3 yards a catch. He also played defensive back and had two interceptions.

Second Team

DB: Kasey Fields, Cary-Grove, Sr.DB: Adam Haimbaugh, Woodstock North, Sr.DB: Shane Zieman, Woodstock North, Sr.LB: Ricky Krenger, Woodstock North, Sr.LB: John Lesiak, Marengo, Sr.LB: Justin Gedaly, Huntley, Sr.LB: Dennis Gardeck, Crystal Lake South, Sr.LB: Colin Leverenz, Prairie Ridge, Sr.SFlbDL: Tanner Bergquist, Huntley, Sr.DL: Connor Hines, Crystal Lake Central, Jr.DL: Nick Albright, Woodstock, Sr.P: Garrett Gusakow, Crystal Lake Central, Sr.

Honorable Mention

Kyle Anderson, Hampshire, QB-DB, Sr. Ryan Autschbach, Richmond-Burton, LB, Sr. J.T. Beasley, Dundee-Crown, WR, Sr. Grant Bender, Hampshire, OL-DL, Sr. Brad Bertram, Woodstock, RB, Sr. Jake Braskett, McHenry, WR-DB, Sr. Connor Conzelman, Jacobs, LB, Sr. Mickey Duncan, Cary-Grove, DE, Sr. Tommy Graczyk, Marengo, DL, Sr. Ray Griggle, Dundee-Crown, OL-DL, Sr. Josh Hutson, Richmond-Burton, OL, Sr. Alex Ibarra, Crystal Lake Central, DL, Sr. Jakub Ksiazek, Cary-Grove, DB, Sr. Adam Kinsella, RIchmond-Burton, RB, Sr. Christian Kramer, Harvard, RB, So. John Konstantelos, McHenry, RB, Sr. Jake Lackovic, Huntley, WR, Sr. Bryce Lalor, Alden-Hebron, QB, Sr. Thomas Lesniewski, Marian Central, LB, Jr. Brian Loftin, Woodstock North, QB-LB, Sr. Matt Malecki, Richmond-Burton, FB, Sr. Chip McKay, Alden-Hebron, TE-LB, Sr. Tony Milone, Marian Central, DB, Sr. Isaiah Mosher, Crystal Lake Central, WR, Sr. Bret Mooney, Jacobs, QB, Jr. Justin Nolen, Harvard, WR-DB, Jr. Christian Nugent, Johnsburg, FB, Sr. Patrick O’Malley, Cary-Grove, NG, Sr. Brett Olson, Marian Central, WR, Jr. Anthony Rajkowski, Alden-Hebron, OL-DL, Sr. Tim Regan, Jacobs, DL, Sr. Austin Rogers, Crystal Lake South, QB-DB, Jr. Kam Sallee, Huntley, QB-K-P, Sr. Mike Santucci, Woodstock, RB, Jr. Tyler Schwartz, Huntley, DB, Sr. Chance Shelton, Harvard, DB, Sr. Kyle Snedeker, McHenry, QB, Sr. Ben Stillwell, Johnsburg, TE, Jr. Ian Stricker, Harvard, TE-LB, Sr. Matthew Swedberg, Woodstock, TE-P, Sr. Nathan Talbott, Crystal Lake Central, LB, Jr. Marcus Thimios, Cary-Grove, DB-KR, Sr. Dakota Trebes, Harvard, OL-DL, Jr. Justin Velasquez, Marengo, DB, Sr. Jordan Wallace, Crystal Lake Central, DB, Sr. Andrew Wilson, Hampshire, OL-DL, Sr. Kyle Woodall, Woodstock, OL, Sr. Jason Wright, Huntley, OL, Sr. Logan Yerk, Alden-Hebron, RB-DB-K, Sr.

• Compiled by Joe Stevenson

NOTE: Cary-Grove's Marcus Thimios was incorrectly omitted from the original story, posted Wednesday morning.