High School Football

BND Large-School All-Area Football Team

2016 Belleville News-Democrat Large-School (Class 5A-8A) All-Area Football Team

Offensive Player of the Year

Jeff Thomas, East St. Louis, sr. (5-10, 175)

Defensive Player of the Year

A.J. Epenesa, Edwardsville, sr. (6-5, 270)

Coach of the Year

Darren Sunkett, East St. Louis

First Team Offense

QB: Reyondous Estes, East St. Louis, sr. (6-1, 173)

RB: Dionte Rodgers, Edwardsville, so. (5-6, 150)

RB: Jarrell Anderson, East St. Louis, sr. (5-11, 195)

RB: Mason Hewitt, O’Fallon, sr. (6-0, 195)

Receiver: Jeff Thomas, East St. Louis, sr. (5-10, 175)

Receiver: Ronald Anthony, O’Fallon, sr. (6-3, 180)

Receiver: Sam LaPorta, Highland, so. (6-2, 190)

OL: Lucas Davis, Edwardsville, sr. (6-4, 279)

OL: Walter Baxter, East St. Louis, jr. (6-1, 265)

OL: Malik Giddens, O’Fallon, sr. (6-3, 270)

OL: Israel Griffin, Belleville West, sr. (6-4, 285)

OL: Cody Markle, Alton, sr. (6-1, 290)

Kicker: Riley Patterson, Edwardsville, sr. (5-11, 165)

First Team Defense

DL: A.J. Epenesa, Edwardsville, sr. (6-5, 270)

DL: Lamontre’ Harvey, East St. Louis, sr. (6-2, 255)

DL: Tate Rujawitz, Edwardsville, sr. (6-3, 288)

DL: Terrion Williams Jr., East St. Louis, jr. (6-2, 247)

LB: James Knight, East St. Louis, sr. (6-0, 210)

LB: Ken Dixon, East St. Louis, sr. (6-0, 200)

LB: Kyle Lane, Highland, jr. (6-0, 225)

LB: Cyress Ahart, Edwardsville, sr. (5-9, 175)

LB: Eric Owens Jr., East St. Louis, jr. (6-1, 208)

DB: Markevion Darough, East St. Louis, sr. (6-1, 180)

DB: Jack Lanxon, Belleville West, sr. (5-10, 185)

DB: Jeff Thomas, East St. Louis, sr. (5-10, 175)

Punter: Riley Patterson, Edwardsville, sr. (5-11, 165)

Punter: Ethan Salopek, Triad, sr. (5-9, 205)

Second Team Offense

QB: Garrett Marti, Highland, jr. (6-0, 185)

RB: Kriston Davis, Belleville West, jr. (5-10, 180)

RB: Tom Kraudel, Triad, sr. (5-8, 182)

RB: Paris Johnson, Belleville West, sr. (5-10, 175)

RB: Scott Nanney, Waterloo, sr. (6-0, 170)

Receiver: Daval Torres, Edwardsville, sr. (5-10, 170)

Receiver: Charlando Robinson, East St. Louis, jr. (5-9, 185)

Receiver: Demarion Hinkle, Cahokia, jr. (5-9, 170)

Receiver: Glen Gibbons, Mascoutah, sr. (5-10, 150)

OL: Christian North, Triad, sr. (6-1, 260)

OL: Wade Clarkin, Highland, sr. (5-10, 245)

OL: Zach Leone, Triad, sr. (6-0, 233)

OL: Stephen Jenkins, Granite City, sr.

OL: Cale Warrer, Edwardsville, jr. (5-10, 230)

Kicker: Austin Firestone, Belleville West, sr. (5-9, 160)

Second Team Defense

DL: Terrez Lagrone, East St. Louis, sr. (6-3, 230)

DL: Nathan Kolesa, Edwardsville, sr. (6-6, 202)

DL: Beau Barbour, Triad, jr. (6-1, 190)

DL: Brian Ahle, O’Fallon, sr. (6-1, 225)

DL: Kory Johnson, Waterloo, jr. (6-0, 210)

LB: Nathan Clark, Triad, jr. (6-1, 220)

LB: LaRon Johnson, Collinsville, sr. (6-2, 220)

LB: Richard Cosey, O’Fallon, jr. (5-9, 175)

LB: Ethan Salopek, Triad, sr. (5-9, 205)

DB: Jason Queen, Edwardsville, sr. (5-10, 165)

DB: Jack Etter, Highland, so. (6-0, 190)

DB: Deion Norfleet, O’Fallon, sr. (5-10, 170)

DB: Ronald Clay, Mascoutah, jr. (5-11, 175)

Punter: Austin Patton, Waterloo, sr. (6-4, 180)

Honorable Mention Offense

Quarterback

Tommy Bauer, Triad; Logan Betz, Belleville West; Brenden Dickmann, Edwardsville; Freddy Edwards, Granite City; Wayne Grant, Cahokia; Christian Perez, O’Fallon

Running Back

Sean Bonham, Collinsville; Kevin Brown, East St. Louis; Darius Cooley, Mascoutah; Trent Rakers, Highland; Trevore Sanders, Collinsville

Receiver

Paris Johnson, Belleville West; Kyle Knefelkamp, Waterloo

Offensive Line

Garrett Burns, Edwardsville; James Ferreri, Belleville East; Colton Knebel, Highland; Demond Taylor, East St. Louis; J.T. Thomas, Collinsville

Kicker

Elliott Prott, Highland

Honorable Mention Defense

Defensive Line

Devon Coleman, Belleville East; Malik Green, Mascoutah; Shamond Hudson, Cahokia; Alex Link, Collinsville; Delarius Rogers, Cahokia; Jeremy Soehnlin, Belleville West; Demond Taylor, East St. Louis; David Woodall, Waterloo

Linebacker

E.J. Aldridge, Belleville East; Lamondre’ Carter, Belleville West; Jonathan Clover, Belleville West; Andrew Holderer, Edwardsville; Logan Kaufmann, Waterloo; Jesse Matthews, Waterloo; Deven Monahan, O’Fallon; Zaine Roe, O’Fallon; Kyle Thompson, Granite City;

Defensive Back

Kendall Abdur-Rahman, Edwardsville; Brandon Bettag, Granite City; Perez Hall, East St. Louis; Rich Herm, O’Fallon; Sam LaPorta, Highland; Trevore Sanders, Collinsville; Michael Toth, Waterloo; Ryan Wiggers, Waterloo; Jarron Williams, Collinsville; Kyle Ziegel, Belleville West

Punter

Jack Lanxon, Belleville West; Dillon Rosebaum, Collinsville

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