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Sam Tumilty, Willowbrook, junior, quarterback/defensive back: Two-way star led Warriors to second straight conference title, third straight quarterfinal and first 11-0 start since 1975. Tumilty threw for 2,530 yards and 30 TDs, and ran for 1,270 yards and 16 TDs. Defensively had 102 tackles. Memorably, threw for four touchdowns – three in the fourth quarter – to lead Warriors back from 17 points down in overtime loss to Batavia in Class 7A quarterfinal.