IHSA Football: Princeton’s Payne Miller, Noah LaPorte named IHSFCA Class 3A All-State

Amboy foursome named 8-Man All-State, St. Bede’s Max Bray receives 1A honorable mention

Princeton's Noah LaPorte (11) and Payne Miller (75) were chosen IHSFCA Class 3A First Team All-State.

Two members of Princeton’s quarterfinal team, four players from Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio’s 8-Man Association state finalist and a St. Bede senior have been named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State Team.

Princeton senior Payne Miller (OL/DL) and junior Noah LaPorte (WR/DB) were named to the IHSFCA Class 3A first team. Their selection follows the Bureau County selections of 2023 graduates Teegan Davis of Princeton and Mac Resetich of Hall.

Princeton lineman Payne Miller lifts teammate Noah LaPorte after he scored a touchdown Friday night at Bureau Valley.

Also named to the Class 3A team were George Asay (WR/RB/LB) and Alex Marre (RB/WR) of Montini Catholic, which defeated the Tigers 27-9 in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Amboy-LaMoille-Ohio placed Brennan Blaine (TE/DL), Quinn Leffelman (RB/DL) and Landon Montavon (OL/DL) on the Illinois 8-Man Football Association All-State first team, while teammate Landon Whelchel (RB/LB) was honorable mention.

St. Bede senior quarterback Max Bray received Class 1A honorable mention.

St. Bede quarterback Max Bray blocks the would be tackle from the Elmwood Park's defense and scores the touchdown that would seal the Bruins victory on September 30, 2023.

Kewanee senior Brady Clark (QB/DB/K), who broke a century-old scoring record for the Boilermakers, was named to the Class 4A first team. Junior teammate Alex Duarte (RB/LB) received honorable mention.

Also from around the area, junior Zebulon Rashid of Annawan-Wethersfield was named to the Class 1A first team, and junior Landon Bull (LB/OL) of Rockridge and senior Chris Peura (OL/DL) of Seneca were named to the Class 2A first team. Vaughn Frere of Rockridge received honorable mention.

Payne Miller
Noah LaPorte