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McHenry High School Fox Valley Valley
No. Name Class Height Weight Position
1 McClaughry, Troy Senior 6-0 175
2 Lemus, Efren Senior 5-9 160
3 Glauser, Alec Senior 5-9 200
5 Johnson, Riley Senior 5-9 134
6 Marunde, Scott Senior 6-0 175
7 Hallin, Dillon Junior 5-9 145
8 Machometa, Jack Senior 5-11 180
10 Pitzen, Teddy Senior 6-0 160
12 Briscoe, Michael Senior 6-4 210
15 Szamlewski, Kevin Junior 5-7 140
17 Briscoe, Brandon Junior 6-0 165
18 Delgadillo, Daniel Junior 6-0 190
20 Purpura, Giovanni Sophomore 6-1 165
21 Gregory, Brandon Senior 5-11 155
22 Csech, Alex Senior 5-6 154
23 Guajardo, Julian Senior 5-6 190
24 Roche, Italo Senior 5-7 160
25 Loeding, Bill Senior 5-7 185
30 Faith, Eric Senior 5-5 140
31 Mohr, Marcus Senior 5-8 170
32 Ahne, Brandon Junior 5-8 160
33 Andrade, Augustin Sophomore 5-11 175
36 Maly, Michael Senior 5-8 180
41 Pautz, Samuel Junior 6-1 200
43 Fees, Devin Junior 6-0 160
44 Touhy, Steven Senior 5-7 160
50 Woods, Chase Senior 6-0 195
51 Scalzitti, Alex Junior 5-9 165
52 Sielck, Zachary Junior 5-8 175
54 Spina, William Senior 6-0 200
55 Silva, Enrique Senior 5-11 220
58 Lambrecht, Jeremy Senior 5-9 190
60 Breisch, Nathan Junior 5-9 245
61 Castellanos, Daniel Senior 5-9 235
62 Fugatt, Andrew Senior 6-3 170
63 Stanisz, Matthew Junior 5-10 215
64 Little, Joshua Junior 5-8 195
65 Wilkinson, Andrew Senior 5-8 225
66 Keller, Robert Junior 6-1 172
67 Escamilla, Andrey Junior 5-4 202
68 Meckl, Zach Senior 6-0 160
70 Paszternak, Brandon Senior 6-2 240
71 Etzkorn, Ryan Senior 5-10 200
75 Waddington, Graham Junior 6-5 260
78 Vohasek, Raymond Sophomore 6-0 225
81 McInerney, Michael Junior 6-0 160
82 James, Xavier Junior 5-11 145
83 Oswald, Michael Junior 5-9 130
84 Balog, Ray Junior 6-2 180
86 Borst, Mike Senior 6-3 195
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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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