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Suburban Life 2013 Cook all-area football team

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 7:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:46 a.m. CDT
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(Matthew Piechalak - mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)
Fenwick senior running back Robert Spillane rushes towards the goal line during a playoff game against Hersey at Langhorst Field on the campus of Elmhurst College on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013. Spillane had 22 touchdowns this fall.

Three area teams, Lyons Township, Fenwick and Nazareth made the postseason. Those teams have a handful of players on the all-area football team each. Morton, Proviso West, Riverside Brookfield and St. Joseph fill out the team.

Kevion Anderson

School: Morton

Year: Senior

Impact: The Mustang defensive lineman was a bright spot this season. He joined the program as a raw athlete his sophomore year and departs as a senior captain and an all-conference pick.

Robbie Brindley

School: Nazareth

Year: Senior

Impact: Brindley led the Roadrunners in tackles this fall with 83 and had two interceptions and a forced fumble. The speedy all-conference defensive back was part of a quartet of senior captains that drew praise from coach Tim Racki all year.

Gino Cavalieri

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: The senior quarterback racked up 2,076 yards and 25 touchdowns for the Friars. The all-conference pick was a stabilizing force who made big plays when defenses keyed on running back Robert Spillane.

Will Colmery (MVP story)

School: Nazareth

Year: Senior

Impact: The all-area MVP is headed to Purdue as a defensive end. At 6-foot-5 and 248 pounds, Colmery is a physical presence on the line. He earned all-state and all-conference honors with 38 tackles, including six for loss.

Danny Cooney

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: At 6-foot-7, 315 pounds, it's no secret why Cooney is a dominant high school offensive lineman. He was a big part of why the Friars had a successful rushing attack and was an all-conference player in the Chicago Catholic League White.

Tommy Fiedler

School: Lyons Township

Year: Junior

Impact: Fiedler had little trouble stepping in as the varsity quarterback this fall. The LT junior passed for 1,738 yards with 16 touchdowns and just two interceptions. He added two more touchdowns on the ground.

Louis Grigoletti

School: Riverside Brookfield

Year: Junior

Impact: Grigoletti was called the foundation of RB's offensive line by coach Brendan Curtin. The junior captain, who is up to 25 career varsity starts, played left tackle and doubled as a defensive lineman late in the season.

Marlon Hester

School: Morton

Year: Senior

Impact: Hester put in the work to have a strong senior season and it showed on the field. The all-conference running back was a quick, tough runner for the Mustangs and carried the offense.

Byron Jackson

School: Proviso West

Year: Senior

Impact: This all-conference player showed dynamic speed and open field running ability not only as a wide receiver, but as a kick returner. He took one back 93 yards against Glenbard West and was a big-play threat on offense.

Marcell Kellum

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: Kellum emerged as a top target in the Lions' passing game this season. The wide receiver had team-highs in receptions (48) and yards (604). The all-conference pick caught seven touchdowns.

Decxavier Kelly-Martin

School: Nazareth

Year: Junior

Impact: Kelly-Martin, who is drawing Division I interest as a linebacker, led the team with five sacks. He also had 63 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble to be one of just seven juniors to be named East Suburban Catholic all-conference.

Dan Lockie

School: Nazareth

Year: Senior

Impact: Lockie was a leader on and off the field for the Roadrunners. The 5-foot-11, 270-pound all-conference selection was one of the smaller lineman on Naz's big front, but he made up for it with his play.

Matt Mrazek

School: Lyons Township

Year: Senior

Impact: The two-way standout showed why he is headed to play for Lafayette in the Patriot League next year. Mrazek caught 44 passes for 427 yards and seven touchdowns, and led the defense with three interceptions.

Lewis Rogers

School: Riverside Brookfield

Year: Senior

Impact: Rogers did a little bit of everything for the Bulldogs. He played wide receiver, defensive back and returned kicks. He had 349 yards and five touchdowns on offense, seven interceptions on defense and a kick return touchdown on special teams.

Leonard Ross

School: Lyons Township

Year: Junior

Impact: The junior running back crossed the 1,000-yard mark this season with 1,053 and totaled 14 touchdowns in his first full varsity season. He averaged over six yards per carry and was all-conference in the West Suburban Silver.

Richard Schoen

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: Schoen led the Friars with 795 receiving yards and had four touchdowns. He may have been most impressive as a defensive back, though. Schoen hauled in nine interceptions and made 66 tackles.

Ryan Smith

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: Smith's best performance of the season may have come in the second round state playoff loss to Wheaton North, when he had 105 yards receiving and three touchdowns. The tight end led the Friars with 44 receptions and 11 touchdowns.

Robert Spillane

School: Fenwick

Year: Senior

Impact: Spillane had arguably the most impressive season of any player in the area. The Western Michigan recruit averaged 7.51 yards per carry to total 1,562 yards and 17 touchdowns on the ground. He also had 23 receptions for 223 yards and five more TDs.

Michael Stec

School: Nazareth

Year: Senior

Impact: The Roadrunners had a strong defensive line this season and Stec was at the heart of that success. He totaled 39 tackles, with five going for a loss, to earn a spot on the East Suburban Catholic all-conference team.

Denzel Tolliver

School: Proviso West

Year: Senior

Impact: It was a disappointing season for the Panthers, but the Northern Illinois tight end recruit showed off why the Huskies offered him a scholarship. Tolliver was an all-conference selection in the West Suburban Silver.

Honorable mention

Fenwick: Chris Hawthorne, Mike Kozyra, Keshaun Smith

Lyons Township: Brent Moskiewicz, Noah Murphy, Ben Rimmele, A.J. Villarreal

Morton: Darrin Gipson

Nazareth: Danny Bakovich, Jack Dolan, Kevin Jackson, Julian Love, Jack Shutak

Proviso West: Chance Haney

Riverside Brookfield: Ryan Swift

St. Joseph: Brandon Johnson, Josh Peoples

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