Kane County Chronicle All-Area Football Team

OFFENSE

Jack Dummer, St. Charles North, senior, kicker: Dummer, a Wisconsin-Whitewater commit, was a perfect 15 for 15 on extra points and 3 for 5 on field goals.

Jackson Gerard, St. Francis, senior, wideout/kicker: Gerard had 11 catches for 332 yards and four touchdowns. Gerard was 28 for 31 on extra points.

Jackson Heeringa, Batavia, senior, lineman: The 6-foot-8 Northern Iowa recruit anchored an offensive line that averaged 260.5 rushing yards and 331 total yards. Batavia averaged nearly 30 points a game.

Michael Ignoffo, Geneva, senior, wideout: Ignoffo had a team-high 17 receptions for 307 yards and four touchdowns. Ignoffo averaged 61.4 receiving yards a game.

Jordan Nubin, St. Charles North, senior, running back/wideout/defensive back: Minnesota recruit had 148 rushing yards, two rushing touchdowns, 169 receiving yards and three receiving scores. Defensively, Nubin had 11 tackles.

Corey Phillips, Kaneland, junior, running back: Phillips had 692 rushing yards on 84 carries with eight touchdowns. Phillips averaged 115 rushing yards a game. He also had three receptions for 90 yards and three receiving touchdowns.

Michael Priami, St. Charles North, senior, quarterback: In his lone season with the North Stars, Priami piloted the offensive attack by going 41 for 85 for 554 passing yards. He had an 8-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Dane Pardridge, Marmion, junior, wideout: Pardridge had 363 all-purpose yards, 17 receptions for 291 yards and three touchdowns.

Sam Pryor, Kaneland, senior, lineman: A true two-way standout, Pryor played center and starred on the defensive line. Pryor had 29 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, one fumble recovery, two sacks and two quarterback hurries.

Tom Rittenhouse, St. Francis, senior, quarterback: The Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year, Rittenhouse led the Spartans to a perfect 6-0 record. The Illinois State recruit completed 70-of-120 passes for 1,278 yards, 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions. Rittenhouse had 282 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns.

Gavin Sarvis, Burlington Central, junior, running back/linebacker: Sarvis had 521 rushing yards on 105 attempts, with two rushing touchdowns. Defensively, Sarvis had 59 tackles, nine tackles for loss, eight quarterback pressures, five defensive pass breakups and three forced fumbles.

Trey Urwiler, Batavia, senior, quarterback/wideout: Urwiler was thrust into playing quarterback after an injury to Kyle Oroni and had 397 all-purpose yards between rushing, receiving and punt return yards. Urwiler had eight total touchdowns as a QB and receiver. Urwiler, a Northern Illinois recruit, also served as the team’s punter.

DEFENSE

Shawn Adkerson, Burlington Central, junior, linebacker: Adkerson destroyed opposing defenses to the tune of 71 tackles, four defensive pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery.

Carmine Bastone, St. Charles North, senior, lineman: A terrific two-way standout, Bastone started at both offensive and defensive tackle. Defensively, Bastone had 27 tackles, five tackles for loss, eight quarterback hurries and one sack. Bastone will play at Northwestern.

Dom Beres, St. Francis, freshman, linebacker: Beres burst onto the varsity scene with 40 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, nine hurries, one sack, one interception and one blocked punt for a touchdown.

Jalen Buckley, Batavia, junior defensive back/running back: Buckley had 25 tackles, five tackles for loss and one interception. Offensively, Buckley had 349 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 465 all-purpose yards.

Paolo Gennarelli, St. Charles North, junior, lineman: Gennarelli had 29 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and averaged nearly six tackles a game.

Tyler Jansey, Batavia, sophomore, linebacker: Jansey was third on the defense with 36 tackles, with six tackles for loss. Jansey had 5.5 sacks, four quarterback hurries and two passes defensed.

Evan Kopf, Batavia, senior, cornerback/returner: Kopf, a St. Francis University recruit, had 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and seven passes defensed. As a returner, Kopf had 305 return yards.

Dan Kowaleski, St. Charles North, senior, linebacker: Kowaleski had 33 tackles, with 14 tackles for loss. Kowaleski had six sacks and five quarterback hurries.

George Litgen, St. Charles North, junior, linebacker: Litgen led the North Stars defense with 35 tackles and eight tackles for loss. Litgen had four sacks and two quarterback hurries.

Erik Teran, Kaneland, senior, linebacker: Teran led the Knights’ defense with 53 tackles. Teran had seven tackles for loss, one sack and one interception.

John Pettit, Geneva, senior, linebacker: Pettit led the Vikings’ defense with 41 tackles, averaging 6.8 tackles a game. Pettit had one sack.

Matt Weerts, Batavia, senior, linebacker: The Arizona recruit led Batavia’s defense with 58 tackles, seven tackles for loss, nine quarterback hurries and two sacks.

HONORABLE MENTION

Anthony Bradley (Batavia, sr., DB); Tyler Bishop (St. Francis, sr., WR); Josh Bridges (St. Charles North, sr., RB); Troyer Carlson (Kaneland, fr., QB); Jackson Certa (Kaneland, sr., LB); John Davis (Kaneland, sr. OL); Ryan Doherty (St. Charles North, sr., WR); Josh Dornink (Batavia, jr., RB); Ethan Ethridge (Batavia, sr., LB); Paddy Fitzgerald (Marmion, sr., QB); Sam Gagne (Kaneland, jr., WR); Steven Hein (St. Charles North, sr., WR); Max Lambert (Marmion, sr., LB); Steven Langtim (Burlington Central, sr., WR/DB); Elijah Lee (St. Francis, sr., WR/DB); Nate Majewski (Burlington Central, sr., WR/DB); Ethan Mayer (Geneva, sr., RB); Zach McClure (St. Charles North, sr., LB); TJ McMillen (St. Francis, OL/DL); Konnor Mickelsen (Geneva, sr., RB); Kyle Oroni (Batavia, sr., QB); Ty Risberg (St. Charles East, jr., OL); Lucas Sharkey (St. Charles North, jr.); Drew Surges (St. Charles North, soph., LB).



Jacob Bartelson

Jake is a full-time sports reporter writing primarily for the Kane County Chronicle covering preps. His collective work is featured across several Shaw markets and platforms, including Friday Night Drive and Bears Insider. Jake began full-time in 2017.