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Rockridge's Nathan Parchert was one of five players from the Illinois Quad-Cities area to earn all-state honors from the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association.

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES

Strong performances on both sides of the ball were recognized as five area athletes were selected to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association all-state teams.

In Class 1A, Annawan-Wethersfield senior tight end/linebacker Ben Buresh and Fulton senior running back Austin Schroeder were both selected.

Buresh started all four years for the Titans and this season had 23 catches for 547 yards and five touchdowns on offense. He added 72 tackles, including eight for a loss, and one sack on defense, leading a defense that allowed 15.5 points per game.

Schroeder ran for 1,386 yards, averaging 8.1 yards per carry, and scored 17 touchdowns. He also had 24 receptions for 242 yards and three scores for the Steamers.

In Class 2A, Orion junior tight end/defensive end Logan Lee, Rockridge senior running back Nathan Parchert and West Carroll senior linebacker Devon Murray were selected.

Lee, an Iowa commit, caught 28 passes for 505 yards and eight touchdowns this season as well as recording 74 tackles, including 26 for loss and 13 sacks.

Parchert rushed for 1,289 yards, averaging over 9 yards per carry, and scored 17 touchdowns for the Rockets. He also added six catches for 128 yards and two scores. As a defensive back, he also had 32 total tackles.

Murray posted 151 tackles this year for the Thunder, including eight for loss and six sacks. Murray also had two fumble recoveries to help West Carroll win its first playoff game in a decade.

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