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HS FBall: Clinton's Bass, Monticello's Teschke Named High School Football 3A All State

Clinton offensive lineman Noah Bass and Monticello quarterback/linebacker Luke Teschke were named Illinois High School Football Coaches Association First Team All-State Tuesday.


Bass was part of a Clinton squad that went 6-4 and returned to the 3A playoffs for the first time since 2019.


Clinton runningback Tristin Potts was an all-state honorable mention. 


Teschke led another solid Sages offense and played linebacker on defense. Teschke led the Sages to a 5-5 record and helped Hall of Fame Coach Cully Welter reach the playoffs for the 35th time in a storied high school coaching career.


Olympia linebacker/tight end Chase Litwiller was a First Team selection in 3A. St. Joseph-Ogden quarterback Logan Smith was a first-team selection. 


First-team selections included Sullivan quarterback/linebacker Cooper Christensen, Tolono Unity linebacker Brock Suding, and Williamsville runningback Braddock Cates. 


Teschke and Suding are good friends off the gridiron. Despite playing for rival schools, the two play summer travel baseball together. 


Local class 1A all-state selections include:


LeRoy QB/LB Bo Zeleznik
Tuscola WR Austin Cummings


Local Class 2A all-state selections:


Bloomington Central Catholic OL Dominic McKibbin 
Maroa-Forsyth QB Kaiden Maurer
Shelbyville QB/DB Brody Boehm
Tri-Valley LB/OL Jacob Bischoff
Tri-Valley RB/DL Cole Klein


Local Class 4A all-state selections:


Lincoln RB Ki'on Carson
Mt. Zion WR/DB Sam Herring
Rochester DB/WR Henry Buecker 


Local Class 5A all-state selections


Mahomet-Seymour OL/DL Jack Gallier


Local Class 6A all-state selections


Normal West OL Ben Jorczak
Washington RB Kainon McQueary


Class 7A all-state selections


Normal Community DL/TE Dexter Niekamp

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