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Jacobs' Kyle Copeland takes the field before playing St. Charles East.
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Sept. 5, 2014 Jacobs' Kyle Copeland takes the field before playing St. Charles East. Rick West caption -
No. Name Class Height Weight Position
Wingete, Peyton Senior
Bates, Noah Sophomore
Self, Brendon Sophomore 5'11" 195
Shannon, Patrick Junior
Wright, Jack Sophomore
1 Walker, Josh Senior 5'6" 160 RB
2 Katrenick, Chris Sophomore
3 McLain, Camden Senior 6'1" 175 WR
5 McBrayer, Chris Senior
7 Copeland, Kyle Junior
10 Martinez, Emilio Junior
12 Abu, Sam Senior
14 Wells, Ryan Senior
18 Heiss, Brenden Junior 6'1" 190
19 Espe, Nick Senior
20 Yonker, Josh Senior 5'7" 155 CB/SB
21 Ferencz, Cody Senior
22 Barnes, Matt Junior 5'10" 193 RB/LB
23 Meland, Nathan Junior 5'10" 150
24 Gierlak, Nick Senior 5'10" 175 WR/RB/CB
25 Anyu, Adam Senior 5'8" 185
26 Bartnik, Nick Senior
27 Orlando, Tony Senior
30 Barnes, Sean Junior 5'9" 191 RB/LB
31 Tatgenhorst, Blake Junior
32 Vana, Tony Senior
32 Vega, Kyle Sophomore 6'0" 210 MLB/G
33 Bartnik, Tyler Senior
34 Trousil, Kyle Junior 5'9" 165 OLB/CB
35 Trina, Colton Senior
36 Hichew, Jack Junior
40 Downing, Brendan Senior
41 Tucker, Tom
42 Bogdan, Alex Junior 5'8" 150 OLB/CB
43 Cooley, Devione Junior 5'7" 215 FB
44 Pahl, Bryce Junior 6'0" 185
46 Dwyer, Peter Senior
50 Judson, Brock Senior
51 Sidor, Jeff Senior 5'10" 225 DT/G
52 Kuhns, Matt Senior
53 Golnick, Jack Junior 6'1" 210 OLB/G
54 Landmeier, Kevin
56 Boncuore, Alex Senior
61 Rizvi, Munem Senior
63 Shoemaker, Carson Senior 6'1" 245 DE/C
64 Smith, Chris Junior 190
65 Gorham, John Junior 6'1" 185
66 Cieniewicz, Jonny Senior 6'0" 240
67 Carolan, Quinn Junior 5'11" 188
68 Giannone, Bryan
70 Finkler, Bryant Junior 6'0" 200 G
71 Novak, Ryan Junior 6'1" 205
72 Laubenstein, Tim Senior 5'10" 205 MLB/G
73 Martinez, Julian Junior 5'7" 220
74 Ceisel, Colin Senior 6'1" 265 T
75 Wormsley, Jimmy Freshman 6'1" 257
77 Comstock, Mark Junior 6'0" 180
79 Braglia, Tony Senior 6'3" 225 T/TE
80 Dennison, Casey Junior 6'1" 174
81 Porter, Byant Junior 6'0" 160
82 Helton, Spencer
83 Moll, Kraeton Junior
86 Rominger, Kyle Junior
88 Mestey, Jose Junior
99 Wilson, Jamal Senior 6'2" 250 DE/DT
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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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