Eight space athletes have been chosen to the 2021 Illinois Excessive College Soccer Coaches Affiliation’s all-state first groups, which had been publicly launched Monday.
Monticello senior working again/defensive again Chris Brown cracked the Class 3A first staff.
In Class 2A, native first-teamers are Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin senior linebacker/tight finish Eric Watson, Gibson Metropolis-Melvin-Sibley junior working again/defensive again Aidan Laughery, Tuscola senior working again/defensive again Grant Hardwick and Watseka senior linebacker/working again Tylor Durflinger.
And in Class 1A, space gamers to make the primary staff are Arcola junior defensive again/receiver Beau Edwards, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond sophomore working again/linebacker Kaden Feagin and Iroquois West junior lineman Clayton Leonard.
All eight of those gamers had been chosen for The Information-Gazette’s 2021 All-Space soccer first staff, which was printed final weekend.
Brown compiled 371 yards and 9 touchdowns on the bottom and caught 9 passes for 158 yards and 5 touchdowns for the 6-0 Sages.
Watson was a three-year starter for 3 Vermilion Valley Convention champions, placing up 67 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and two sacks for this 12 months’s Blue Devils.
Laughery is an Illinois soccer goal with a number of Massive Ten presents. He produced 464 yards and 7 touchdowns in simply 4 video games with the Falcons this season, averaging greater than 7 yards per carry.
Hardwick recorded a strip sack for a landing on protection and cobbled collectively 780 yards and 11 touchdowns speeding in 5 video games for the 4-2 Warriors.
Durflinger is a multi-time all-state choice, and this 12 months’s Sangamon Valley Convention defensive Participant of the Yr bagged 48 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, two go breakups, two interceptions, two compelled fumbles and one fumble restoration.
Edwards was integral to the Purple Riders’ 4-1 marketing campaign, as he intercepted 10 passes and had a five-interception recreation. Edwards additionally caught 26 passes for 372 yards and three touchdowns.
Feagin is one other Illini goal and performed in 5 video games for the 4-2 Knights, notching 660 yards and 9 touchdowns on the bottom to go together with 33 tackles and three sacks on protection.
Leonard is verbally dedicated to Illinois and helped Raiders coach Jason Thiele to his first win with this system, a 46-0 triumph in opposition to Walther Christian on April 20. Leonard recorded 30 pancake blocks and contributed 16 tackles and three quarterback hurries on protection.
Colin Likas is the preps coordinator at The Information-Gazette. He could be reached at [email protected], or on Twitter at @clikasNG.