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2019 All-area football team: First-team offense bios

Posted: Dec. 29, 2019 12:20 am Updated: Dec. 29, 2019 12:24 am

Corder Lehenbauer

Quarterback Palmyra

5-foot-11 160 Senior

Inside the numbers: Lehenbauer threw three interceptions in the season-opening victory at Brookfield, but proved to everyone it was just an abberation. The right-hander threw just two interceptions the remainder of the season and was the area's leading passer, completing 129 of 215 passes for 2,011 yards with 23 touchdowns. He also rushed for 378 yards and four touchdowns.

Keenan Batsell

Running back Monroe City

5-foot-10 197 Senior

Inside the numbers: A two-time all-state selection who was a first-team pick in Class 2 this season and an unanimous All-Clarence Cannon Conference selection, Batsell finished with an area-leading 1,712 yards rushing to go along with 18 touchdowns and 10 two-point conversions.

Caleb Lapsley

Running back Clark County

5-foot-11 175 Senior

Inside the numbers: A first-team Class 2 all-state selection who was named the Herald-Whig Player of the Year and the Clarence Cannon Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Lapsley was unstoppable out of the backfield, amassing 29 touchdowns and averaging 8.6 yards per carry while finishing with 1,586 yards rushing.

Brandon Rossmiller

Running back Central

6-foot 190 Junior

Inside the numbers: A first-team all-state selection by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association and an All-Western Illinois Valley Conference North Division selection at three positions, Rossmiller developed into one of the area's most dynamic weapons. He rushed for 1,326 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 273 yards and six touchdowns.

Jaxon Mueller

Fullback Central

6-foot-1 170 Senior

Inside the numbers: The success of the Central offense is predicated on having a workhorse fullback who can run over people between the tackles. Mueller churned out those yards throughout the season, finishing with 537 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 5.1 yards per carry.

Johnny Ohnemus

All-purpose back Notre Dame

5-foot-11 160 Senior

Inside the numbers: The Raiders tried to get the ball in the hands of Ohnemus in a variety of ways, and he produced in every manor. He averaged 8.2 yards per carry, piling up 612 yards rushing with 10 touchdowns. He caught 25 passes for 331 yards and five scores. He averaged 22.2 yards per kick return as well.

Grant Hyer

Wide receiver Notre Dame

6-foot-1 170 Junior

Inside the numbers: Not only did Hyer develop into QND quarterback Ike Wiley's most reliable target, but he became the big-play target as well. Hyer hauled in 51 catches for 750 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 14.7 yards per catch.

Drake Tournear

Wide receiver Quincy

6-foot-2 225 Senior

Inside the numbers: A more open approach offensively by the Blue Devils brought the wide receivers more into play, and Tournear became a prime target. He hauled in 44 passes for 445 yards with eight touchdowns and was a second-team All-Western Big Six Conference selection.

Abe Haerr

Tight end Palmyra

6-foot-4 195 Junior

Inside the numbers: A second-team all-state selection and first-team All-Clarence Cannon Conference pick who is entertaining interest from NCAA Division I programs, Haerr developed into the Panthers' primary target as he snared 39 passes for 753 yards with 10 touchdowns.

Caleb Allen

Offensive line Hannibal

6-foot-3 235 Senior

Inside the numbers: Paving the way for an all-state running back and leading the Pirates to a North Central Missouri Conference title in Quentin Hamner's first season as head coach took leadership and Allen provided it. Hannibal rushed for 2,849 yards and averaged 32.8 points and 362.2 yards per game.

Chance Fuqua

Offensive line Brown County

6-foot-1 215 Junior

Inside the numbers: The Hornets returned to the Class 1A playoffs behind an offense that averaged nearly 300 yards per game and 5.4 yards per carry with Fuqua earning honorable mention all-state honors first-team All-Western Illinois Valley Conference plaudits at guard.

Bo Paxton

Offensive line Notre Dame

6-foot-5 270 Senior

Inside the numbers: A veteran anchor of the Raiders' front five, Paxton helped QND enjoy a prolific offensive season as they amassed 4,318 total yards with 225 first downs and averaged 32.2 points per game in reaching the Class 3A state semifinals, the third state semifinal appearance in program history.

Trevor Schorr

Offensive line Clark County

5-foot-11 240 Senior

Inside the matchup: Caleb Lapsley wouldn't have been the Herald-Whig Player of the Year and the Indians wouldn't have reached the Class 2 state semifinals without a stout offensive line. Schorr led a group that paved the way for more than 3,000 yards rushing and more than 4,000 total yards.

Dion Washington

Offensive line Quincy

6-foot-1 260 Senior

Inside the numbers: A two-year starter up front and second-team All-Western Big Six Conference selection, Washington became the anchor for a team that established single-season passing records with more than 1,800 yards and 25 touchdowns while averaging 31 points per game overall.