Beacon-News All-Area Defense
November 28, 2012 6:18PM
Austin Breunig, Sandwich
Bryce Holm, Oswego
Charlie Faunce, Marmion
Forrest Gilbertson, Batavia
Colin Griffin, Geneva
Marquise Jenkins, Batavia
Zach Peruski, Plano
Eric Schwartz, Sandwich
Anthony Thielk, Batavia
Updated: December 30, 2012 3:51PM
Defensive lineTrent Bowers, Plano
Senior three-year starter and two-time all-Interstate Eight choice was second on team in tackles (47 solo) and earned Illinois Football Coaches Association Class 4A All-State honors.
Izzy Rosa, Aurora Central
Senior who also started on O-line had 86 total tackles (6 sacks), was named Suburban Christian Conference Gold Defensive Player of Year and earned IFCA Class 3A All-State honors for Chargers’ playoff entry.
Linebackers Joel Bouagnon,
Senior NIU verbal commit starred on both sides of the ball, rushing for 1,475 yards and leading the IHSA Class 3A state champs in tackles (133).
Seth McDonald, Sandwich
Third-year starter was repeat all-Interstate Eight Conference and IFCA Class 4A All-State after racking up 110 tackles on defense and 1,190 rushing yards on offense.
Mickey Watson, Batavia
All-Upstate Eight River selection was leading tackler (60 solo) on undefeated regular season Bulldog squad that won league championship.
Matt Williams, West Aurora
First team all-DuPage Valley Conference selection led Blackhawks defense with 67 tackles (9 for loss) and also had two interceptions.
Defensive backs Jeff Markham,
Senior free safety earned all-Upstate Eight Valley honors after posting 40 tackles (2 for loss) with one forced fumble, four interceptions (1 returned for TD) and nine pass breakups.
Jamaal Richardson, Oswego
Third-year starter and all-Southwest Prairie Conference selection who will play at the next level had 34 tackles and plenty of big plays — including a 99-yard fumble return for score — for league champs.
PunterJason Evans, Oswego East
Junior was called upon to punt 37 times and finished the season with a 39.4-yard average.
Defensive lineJustin Best, Oswego
Senior was involved in 62 tackles and earned all-Southwest Prairie Conference honors for league champions.
Josh Kok, Aurora Christian
Senior anchored the Eagles’ standout D-line and had 70 tackles, including 11 for loss for state champions.
Trevon Williams, West Aurora
Senior made the move from LB and had 38 tackles with 4.5 sacks and earned all-DuPage Valley Conference honors for the Blackhawks.
LinebackersBlake Bradford, Kaneland
Repeat all-Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference selection was second on the team with 82 tackles.
Gary Koehring, Kaneland
Repeat all-Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference selection led the Knights in tackles with 100.
Max Larsen, Oswego
Senior standout had 76 tackles (47 solo) and earned all-Southwest Prairie Conference honors for league champ Panthers.
Jake Murawski, Metea Valley
Jake Murawski, Metea Valley
Defensive backsKory Harner, Kaneland
Third-year varsity starter was a repeat all-Northern Illinois Big 12 East Conference selection, who had 61 tackles (8 for loss) for league champ Knights.
Charles House, West Aurora
Senior defensive back had three interceptions and 32 tackles, earning special mention DuPage Valley Conference honors.
Jake Ruddy, Marmion
Third-year varsity performer and team MVP had 33 tackles with nine pass breakups and three interceptions on defense along with 339 yards rushing and 180 receiving.
PunterSahr Mahoney, Mooseheart
Do-it-all guy for Ramblers averaged 38 yards per punt and 52.5 per kickoff and also made 35 of 38 PATs.