One of Belleville’s longest-standing sports traditions was continued Monday night in the basement ballroom at Bel-Air Bowl with the naming of the 2017 All-City High School Football Team.
The awards banquet, hosted annually by the Belleville Rotary Club, is in its 73rd year. The Belleville News-Democrat is the event co-sponsor.
It honors the 11 best offensive players, the 11 best defensive players and three specialist players from Belleville’s three high schools teams as selected by the coaches.
Head coaches from Althoff, Belleville East and Belleville West also announce the offensive and defensive players of the year from their own teams.
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East: Junior Kienen Waller (154-of-288, 1,803 yards, 17 TD, 10 Int)
Althoff: Senior Richard Cosey (131 rush, 1,125 yards, 14 TD)
West: Senior Kriston Davis (179 rush, 1,096 yards, 16 TD, 6.1 avg.)
East: JR. Quantavius Alexander (37 catch, 506 yards, 3 TD)
East: DeCarlos Johnson (37 catch, 504 yards, 7 TD)
West: Junior Will Lanxon (37 catch, 488 yards, 6 TD)
Althoff: Senior Patrick Ahrens (6-8, 340 lb)
Althoff: Senior Jordyn Slaughter (6-5, 310 lb)
Althoff: Senior EJ Rheinecker (6-4, 295 lb)
East: Senior Korey Cruise (6-1, 275 lb)
West: Junior Jalen Rogers (5-11, 240 lb)
West: Junior Dwight Oregon (6-2, 265 lb)
Althoff: Junior Stone Galloway (4 FG, 23 PAT, 62 yd avg.)
East: Senior Stephen Elmore (6-0, 200 lb)
Althoff: Senior Devyn Nash (75 tackles, 54 of them solo, 21 for a loss, 9 sacks)
Althoff: Senior Anthony Hughes (43 tackles, 37 solos, 8 sacks)
West: Senior Khari Kollore (49 tackles, fumble)
East: Senior Dondi Fuller (64 tackles, 34 solo, 13 for loss, 6 sacks, 2 fumbles)
East: Junior Xavier Medina (42 tackles)
West: Senior LeMondre Carter (49 tackles, 34 solos, 5 sacks, Int)
West: Senior Raymond DeWalt (53 tackles, sack)
Althoff: Senior Justin Strong (35 tackles, 5 Int)
Althoff: Senior Iverson Brown (45 tackles, sack, fumble, 4 Int)
West: Senior Kriston Davis (54 tackles, Int)
West: Senior Josh Rosebud (32 tackles, Int)
West: Junior Will Lanxon (18 punts, 738 yards, 41 yd avg)
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
ALTHOFF OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: RB Richard Cosey
ALTHOFF DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DB Justin Strong
BELLEVILLE EAST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: WR/RB Freddie Waller (27 catch, 242 yards, 2 TD; 65 rush, 524 yards, 2 TD)
BELLEVILLE EAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DL Dondi Fuller
BELLEVILLE WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: RB Kriston Davis
BELLEVILLE WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: DL Khari Kollore