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Introducing the 2022 News-Sun Football All-Area Team

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Amir Al Hindi, Lakes, senior, running back: Had 1,027 yards and 12 TDs on 159 carries.

Nick Day, Antioch, junior, running back: Had 1,020 yards and 15 TDs on 140 carries.

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Donovan Dey, Carmel, sophomore, running back: Had 810 yards and nine TDs on 150 carries.

Jacob Donohue, Grayslake North, senior, quarterback: Completed 132 of 239 passes for 2,039 yards and 27 TDs.

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Tyler Erkman, Lake Zurich, senior, receiver: Had 36 catches for 628 yards and nine TDs. North Dakota recruit.

Brandon Hansen, Mundelein, junior, lineman: Illinois recruit.

Kaiden Miller, Grayslake Central, senior, running back: Had 1,532 yards and 20 TDs on 153 carries and 21 catches for 511 yards and seven TDs.

Vincent Sciarrone, Deerfield, senior, running back: Had 875 yards and 14 TDs on 130 carries.

Charley Thompson, Warren, senior, running back: Had 1,511 yards and 14 TDs on 178 carries.

Trenton VanBoening, Libertyville, senior, lineman: Eastern Michigan recruit.

Connor Vanselow, Wauconda, junior, running back: Had 1,069 yards and 15 TDs on 126 carries.

Ethan Aghakhan, Stevenson, junior, lineman: Had 54 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 10 ½ sacks, seven QB pressures, three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and an interception.

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Cassius Callahan, Warren, senior, defensive back: Had 81 tackles, nine pass breakups and an interception. Also had 615 yards and four TDs on offense and a punt return for a touchdown.

Warren’s Cassius Callahan (7) tackles Andrew’s Joey Burke (13) during a Class 8A second-round playoff game in Tinley Park on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

Jailen Duffie, Warren, senior, defensive back: Had 78 tackles, five interceptions and two forced fumbles. Also had 16 catches for 311 yards and five TDs. North Dakota State recruit.

Cal Grabowski, Lake Zurich, senior, linebacker: Had 79 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, two sacks and an interception.

Michael Jefferson, Grayslake North, senior, defensive back: Had 52 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and a fumble recovery. Also had 773 yards and 12 TDs on offense and two return TDs on special teams.

Matty Jens, Grayslake Central, junior, linebacker: Had 85 tackles, four tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two sacks and an interception.

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Kyle Lynch, Carmel, junior, linebacker: Had 88 tackles, seven tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and two sacks. Also had 404 yards and eight TDs on 74 carries.

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Joey Neumann, Antioch, senior, linebacker: Had 49 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Also had 12 catches for 155 yards and two TDs. South Dakota State recruit.

Caleb Nobiling, Antioch, senior, linebacker: Had 103 tackles, four tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, a sack, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Colin Schultz, Stevenson, senior, lineman: Had 51 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 9 ½ sacks, eight QB pressures and a forced fumble.

Marcel Siepko, Mundelein, senior, linebacker: Had 82 tackles and three sacks. Also had 850 yards and eight TDs on 146 carries.

Max Accettura, Vernon Hills, senior, lineman; Lincoln Adams, Lake Zurich, junior, linebacker; AJ Bassett, Deerfield, senior, defensive lineman; Anthony Bishop, Round Lake, senior, receiver/defensive back; Nicholas Blumer, Highland Park, junior, receiver; Erik Boehmer, Vernon Hills, senior, linebacker/tight end; Amariah Brown, Waukegan, senior, running back/linebacker; Martin Cohen, Antioch, sophomore, running back; Tyson Dewey, Lakes, senior, receiver; David Finfer, Highland Park, junior, quarterback; Kristian Gavric, Libertyville, senior, receiver; Brady Goodman, Lake Forest, senior, defensive lineman; Chase Groelle, Wauconda, senior, linebacker; Zac Johnson, Wauconda, junior, defensive back; Harry Capstick, Lake Forest, senior, defensive lineman; Justin Kretz, Warren, senior, linebacker; Nolan Lazor, Vernon Hills, senior, quarterback; Harlon May, Carmel, junior, defensive back; Luca Morelli, Stevenson, senior, linebacker; DeAndre Neely Jr., Grayslake North, senior, receiver/defensive back; Luke Pollack, Deerfield, senior, receiver; Anthony Ruscitti, Carmel, senior, offensive lineman; Jaden Turner, Warren, senior, defensive back; Danny Vuckovic, Lake Zurich, senior, kicker; Davion Wright, Waukegan, sophomore, lineman.

Steve Reaven is a freelance reporter for the News-Sun.

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