Evanston wide receiver Kamau Ransom has been selected to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association All-State football team.

Ransom was one of 18 players named to the Class 8A squad by vote of the coaches. The Evanston senior, who still has not committed to a college program, led the Wildkits in receptions (45), yards receiving (769) and scoring with 12 TD catches. His TD total left him two shy of the school record for receiving touchdowns in a single season.

Also named to the 8A All-State squad were Sean Allison, Hinsdale Central linebacker; Axel Bernal, South Elgin linebacker; Andrew Blackburn-Forst, Lockport defensive lineman; Jeff Coglianese Jr., York linebacker; Palmer Domschke, Neuqua Valley kicker/running back; T.J. Griffin, Stagg wide receiver; Jaquan Howard, Bolingbrook running back; Trey Johnson, Lincoln-Way East running back; James Kreutz, Loyola Academy linebacker/running back; Deuce McGuire, Marist offensive lineman; Mark Melton, Oswego running back; Paulie Robertson, Glenbard North offensive lineman; Jimmy Rolder, Marist linebacker; Mike Sajenko, Maine South running back; Chris Terek, Glenbard West lineman; Hayden Timosciek, Lockport quarterback; and Justin Yeazell, Plainfield North defensive lineman.

Players selected to the All-State team will be recognized this weekend at the Illinois High School Association state finals at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.

Ransom was one of nine Evanston players chosen to the all-Central Suburban League South division squad this fall.

Also honored with all-conference recognition from ETHS were running back Gio Milam-Pryor, defensive back Mark Canon Jr., lineman Sheldon Kinzer, lineman David Sanchez, quarterback Dylan Groff, defensive back Peter Martell, linebacker Sebastian Cheeks and wide receiver Sean Cruz.

 

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