Daily Herald Article - "Football: DuPage County all-area team"
Alex Jeske, Glenbard South
The Raiders knew they had a good one when Jeske started and won an opening-round playoff game as a sophomore. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior quarterback was a Class 5A all-stater who completed 62 percent of his passes for 2,262 yards and 22 touchdowns. "Every day he kept working to get better," coach Jeremy Cordell said.
Zach Smith, Glenbard South
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound senior running back scored 29 touchdowns while piling up 1,700 all-purpose yards. Smith rushed for 977 yards while snaring 36 catches for 563 yards. Lost in the shuffle was Smith's tremendous blocking ability. "We took advantage of every time he touched the ball," coach Jeremy Cordell said.
Connor Willis, Glenbard South
Extremely physical, Willis also flashed deceptive speed while contributing in all three phases. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior, the defensive player of the year in the Metro Suburban Conference, was pivotal as a linebacker and tight end. Willis had 98 tackles, including 8 sacks. "He's all business out there," coach Jeremy Cordell said.
Clark Gary (Glenbard South, sr., WR),