First team

Quarterback: Greg Williams, Bolingbrook, Senior, 6-1, 175 The most exciting game-breaker in the state has amassed 2,550 all-purpose yards including 1,460 rushing, 750 in punt and kick returns while scoring 23 TDs. His top college choices: Illinois, Northwestern, North Carolina, Colorado State.

Running back: Bobby Nelson, Wheaton-Warrenville S., Senior, 5-8, 185 The best combination of power and speed in the state. He rushed for 1,690 yards and scored 24 TDs while averaging 9.9 yards per carry. College choice: Undecided.

Running back: Terence Marable, Marian Catholic, Senior, 6-1, 171 The state's leading rusher has 2,218 yards on 237 carries, an average of 9.4, with 35 TDs.

Running back: Allen Ross, Shepard, Senior 6-2, 230 Made all-conference as a running back and linebacker.

Wide receiver: David Saunders, Palatine, Senior, 6-3, 190 Virtually impossible to stop one-on-one with the speed to outrun defensive backs. Caught 48 passes for 948 yards and 13 TDs while returning two of his four pass interceptions for TDs as a safety. College choices: Illinois, Nebraska, West Virginia.

Wide receiver: Kasey Klaas, Wheaton-Warrenville S., Junior, 5-11, 170 Fast and sure-handed, as his 50 receptions for 1,154 yards and 12 TDs will attest. Averaged 23 yards per catch.

Lineman: Mike Bartolini, Marian Catholic, Senior, 6-4, 265 Much of Marable's rushing yardage can be attributed to this power-driving tackle who anchors one of the state's biggest lines.

Lineman: Greg Reid, Andrew, Senior, 6-4, 265 Top lineman in the SICA West lived up to his preseason All-America billing. Never missed a practice or off-season workout in three years. College choices: Wisconsin, Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State.

Lineman: Derek Rose, Naperville Central, Senior, 6-5, 270 Rated among the top 50 players in the Midwest. Scored 27 on the ACT and has a 3.69 grade-point average. College choices: Michigan, Iowa, Wisconsin, Colorado.

Lineman: Tom Speck, Reavis, Senior, 6-5, 285 Best lineman in SICA North who went both ways and was double- and triple-teamed playing defense. College choices: Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State.

Lineman: Sam Williams, Thornton, Senior, 6-6, 290 Voted top offensive player in SICA East. Possesses speed, strength and size to evolve into a dominant college lineman. College choices: Undecided.

Placekicker/punter: Danny Durkin, Bolingbrook, Senior, 5-11, 170 Set state record for career PATs with 143 and has converted field goals from 50, 42, 40 this season. College choices: Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Ball State, Colorado State.

Second team Quarterback: Donovan McNabb, Mt. Carmel, sr. 6-3, 195. Running backs: Corey Day, Bolingbrook, sr., 5-10, 170; Joe Hyland, Montini, sr., 6-1, 190; Kevin Robinson, Peoria Richwoods, sr., 5-10, 187. Receivers: Kevin Trimble, Mattoon, sr. 6-4, 195; D'Angelo Smith, Fenton, sr., 6-2, 170. Linemen: Charles Bogwill, Morris, sr., 6-3, 272; Mike Goff, LaSalle-Peru, sr., 6-6, 275; Dave Gurion, Palatine, sr., 6-1, 261; Mike Perrone, Loyola, sr., 6-0, 220; Ryan Schau, Bloomington, sr., 6-5, 275. Placekicker/punter: David Frakes, Rockford Guilford, sr., 6-1, 170.

All-area team Quarterbacks: Williams, Bolingbrook; McNabb, Mt. Carmel; Tim Lester, Wheaton-Warrenville South. Running backs: Nelson, Wheaton South; Marable, Marian Catholic; Ross, Shepard; Day, Bolingbrook; Hyland, Montini; Ike Porter, Eisenhower, J.D. Williams, Palatine; Joe Montgomery, Richards. Receivers: Saunders, Palatine; Klaas, Wheaton S.; Smith, Fenton; Kyle Garifo, Buffalo Gr.; Ahmad Merritt, St. Rita; John Cerasani, Schaumburg. Linemen: Bartolini, Marian Catholic; Reid, Andrew; Rose, Naperville Central; Speck, Reavis; Williams, Thornton; Gurion, Palatine; Bogwill, Morris, Perrone, Loyola; Doug Cullom, St. Rita; Tony Dodge, McHenry.


First team

Lineman: Ola Ali, Mt. Carmel, Senior, 6-3, 245 Mainstay of defense who is following in the footsteps of Caravan All-State defensive lineman Simeon Rice, last year's freshman of the year in the Big 10.