Kaneland Knights football recognized for talent, smarts
by Mike Slodki
MAPLE PARKâ€”Kaneland High School learned of five football players that were not just exceptional on the field, but in the classroom as well.
Linemen Brett Ketza and Eric Dratnol, cornerback Taylor Andrews, linebacker Tyler Callaghan and quarterback Joe Camaliere were named to the Class 5A All-Academic All-State team last week.
â€œThatâ€™s what we really strive for,â€ KHS coach Tom Fedderly said. â€œTo achieve in the classroom and to be leaders on the field is great.â€
Not only did those five get recognized for classwork and ability, they also joined lineman Jimmy Boyle, linebacker Blake Serpa and wideout Ryley Bailey for the final version of the All-Western Sun Conference team.
The offensive co-MVPâ€™s of the conference were Glenbard South QB Trace Wanless and Sycamore RB Marckie Hayes.
The defensive co-MVPâ€™s of the conference were Glenbard South DL Austin Teitsma and Geneva DL Frank Boenzi.