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Dundee-Crown High School Fox Valley Valley
Dundee-Crown's Sam Franckowiak is taken down by Cary-Grove's Emerson Kersten
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Sept. 20, 2013 Dundee-Crown's Sam Franckowiak is taken down by Cary-Grove's Emerson Kersten Laura Stoecker caption -
No. Name Class Height Weight Position
Herrera, Paul Senior DL
1 Seals, Kiwi Senior WR
2 Garand, Austin Senior WR
3 Shydlowski, Nick Junior WR
4 Alvarado, Alonzo Senior TE/OLB
5 Flores, Joey Junior DB
6 Parson, Caleb Senior RB
7 Thelen, Zach Senior TE/OLB
8 Brunner, Christian Junior DL
9 Wiles, Ethan Junior DB
10 Dunner, Malik Senior DB/RB
11 Stevens, Matt Senior DB
12 Atherton, Jeff Senior QB
13 Miller, Dustin Senior OLB
20 Sprouse, Pat Junior DB/QB
21 Musielewicz, Nick Junior DB/RB
22 Hamelberg, David Junior DB/RB
23 Murray, Nathan Senior WR
26 Becker, David Senior DB
28 Turskey, Ray Senior DB/RB
33 Notarnicola, Joe Senior RB
34 Brooks, Brandon Senior LB/RB
40 Devincentis, Jake Freshman LB
44 Rapp, Jarrod Senior LB
45 Gathercoal, Zach LB/RB
46 Merchut, Austin Junior LB
50 Darst, Adam Senior LB
51 Mendez, Alexis OL/DL
52 Koniewicz, Tommy Freshman LB
53 Efken, Gage Freshman OL
55 Putlak, Albert OL/DL
57 Trojanowski, Chris Senior OL/DL
61 Rodriguez, Andrew Junior OL/DL
63 Terry, Joe OL/DL
64 Peters, Brett Senior OL/DL
64 Cuevas, Christian Freshman OL
67 Lee, Jon Senior OL/DL
69 Zeigler, Levi Junior DL
71 Mosley, Josh Junior OL/DL
72 Mora, Jhovanny Junior OL
76 Kieltyka, Jake Junior OL
77 Melle, Adam Junior OL
78 Nibbert, Derrick Junior OL
79 O'Brien, Jack Senior OL/DL
80 Welzien, Jim Junior WR/DB
84 Michalski, Matt Senior TE/LB
86 Wiechmann, Matt Junior TE/LB
88 Nash, Nathan Senior TE/LB
99 Rodriguez, Christian DL
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Cary-Grove’s Larkin Hanselmann enters the end zone leaving behind Libertyville’s Ryan Jackson to score the first touchdown of the game in the first quarter of the Class 7A semifinal at Libertyville last week.
Laura Stoecker | Staff
Football: Scouting the Class 7A championship game
Updated Nov 28, 2014 7:55 PM
Class 7A state championship Cary-Grove (13-0) vs. Providence (12-1)When/where: Saturday at 4 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, ChampaignTelevision: Comcast SportsNet ChicagoHow they got here: Cary-Grove defeated Niles North 52-14, St. Charles North 35-14, Geneva 44-26 and Libertyville 41-7; Providence defeated Quincy 45-8, St. Rita 34-3, Wheaton Warrenville South 23-6 and Mt. Carmel 42-21.Last meeting: Cary-Grove defeated Providence 34-17 to win the 2009 Class 6A state title State championship game history: Cary-Grove is 1-2 in state championship games. The Trojans won the Class 6A title in 2009. They finished runner-up in Class 7A in 2004 and Class 6A in 2012; Providence is 9-3 in state championship games. The Celtics won nine state titles between 1984 and 2004. They finished state runner-up three times, most recently in 2009.Outlook: The top seeds on either side of the Class 7A bracket clash in a meeting of antithetical powerhouses. Ranked 1-2 in 7A most of the season by the Associated Press, the Trojans and Celtics approach football from opposite ends of the offensive spectrum. The Providence spread offense aims to put its top athletes in position to win individual matchups, whereas the Cary-Grove triple option gains yardage methodically until defensive breakdowns lead to big plays. The Celtics have gained 3,287 of their 4,901 total yards through the air (67 percent), led by 5-foot-10 quarterback Justin Hunniford. The senior has completed 228 of 333 passes (68.7 percent) for 3,119 yards and 40 touchdowns. His top receivers are 6-foot-4, Notre Dame recruit Miles Boykin (62 rec., 987 yards, 19 TD), 6-5 Iowa-bound tight end Nick Vejvoda (39 rec., 583 yards, 8 TD) and 6-1 junior Mike Markasovic (38 rec., 544 yards, 2 TD). Sophomore running back Richie Warfield (138 carries, 709 yards, 9 TD) runs behind a line that averages 6-3, 266 pounds, led by senior left tackle Nick Barker (6-3, 315). “Explosive,” is how Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg described the Providence offense. “They have big-play potential at any time. The quarterback is extremely accurate. He’s a great leader. I’m very impressed with how he carries himself. He’s obviously the leader of their team. They really mix it up as far as who they are throwing to. It’s not like Boykin is the only guy catching the ball. The guy that gets overlooked is (Vejvoda). He’s another guy who causes matchup problems and is a real good receiver.” Cary-Grove’s defense is led by 6-foot-4, 260-pound senior lineman Michael Gomez (30.5 tackles, 5 sacks, 45. TFL) and senior safeties Matt Sutherland (57.5 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 2 int..) and Larkin Hanselmann (43 tackles, 5 int.). The Trojan defense enters this game with 24 interceptions. A key to the game will be if Cary-Grove’s defense can rush and confuse the hard-to-rattle Hunniford, who has thrown only 3 interceptions.
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