Oliver Gibson, sr., linebacker, Romeoville, 6-3, 235. Second-team all-state selection by Tribune as junior. Averaged 8 solos, 10 assists per game. Coach Bill Wienke: "Can totally dominate game from his middle linebacker position."
Dana Howard, sr., linebacker, East St. Louis, 6-2, 255. Leader of defense that allowed only 51 rushing yards per game. Rotates between line and LB slot depending on opposing defense.
Steve Ostrowski, sr., linebacker, Joliet Catholic, 6-1, 210.
Focal point of defense that posted seven shutouts. Makes up in aggresiveness what he lacks in size. East Suburban Catholic Defensive Player of Year.
John Newton, sr., defensive back, Richards, 5-11, 186.
Lone two-year starter on two-time 4A champs with 28-game win streak. Two-way star had 10 interceptions, 44 solo tackles, 14 knockdowns, 6 sacks from safety position. Also caught TD pass in state title game.
Matt Kraus, sr., defensive back, Barrington, 6-2, 190.
All-Mid-Suburban North selection with more than 50 tackles, 6 interceptions and 5 forced fumbles for 7-3 Broncos.
Mike Wright, sr., defensive back, Morris, 5-11, 170.
Tied school record with 15 interceptions on defense that posted seven shutouts, totalled 32 picks and allowed only about 70 passing yards per game in '89.
Randy Hecklinski, sr., quarterback, Palatine, 6-1, 175.
Dan Bowman, sr., running back, Sciota Northwestern, 5-11, 190.
Dana Day, jr., running back, Bolingbrook, 5-9 1/2, 165.
Billy Greenwald, sr., running back, Highland, 6-0, 205.
Chris Dudek, sr., wide receiver, Wheaton Central, 6-3, 195.
Ed Jonch, sr., wide receiver, Homewood-Flossmoor.
Chad Copher, sr., lineman, Dundee-Crown, 6-7, 242.
Troy Drake, sr., lineman, Byron, 6-8, 232.
Jim Hmielewski, sr., lineman, Leyden, 6-6, 276.
Pat Kneller, sr., lineman, Morris, 6-3, 255.
Steve Stefanski, sr., lineman, Eisenhower, 6-6, 270.
Matt Murray, sr., lineman, Carbondale, 6-5, 225.
Davell Paul, sr., lineman, Peoria Richwoods, 6-0, 201.
David Stukenberg, sr., lineman, Mascoutah, 6-4, 240.
Tim Sullivan, sr., lineman, Leo, 6-1, 235.
Paul Weinman, sr., linebacker, Notre Dame, 6-3, 225.
Pete Gabrione, sr., linebacker, Mt. Carmel, 6-1, 210.
John Hartlieb, sr., linebacker, Marian Central, 6-2, 225.
Eric Jackson, sr., linebacker, Conant, 5-10, 170.
Jack Hendershot, sr., defensive back, Libertyville, 6-3, 195.
Marty Schumacher, sr., defensive back, Mt. Carmel, 5-10, 170.
Jason Zachary, sr., defensive back, Rockford Jefferson, 6-0, 194.
Torrence Garfield, Julian; Randy Hecklinski, Palatine; John Rutkowski, sr., Richards, 6-1, 177; Jeff Thorne, sr., Wheaton
Central, 5-10, 175.
Dana Day, Bolingbrook; Sean Drendel, sr., Naperville North, 6-1, 190; Rory Lee, Thornton; Jeremy Magee, sr., Woodstock, 6-1, 205; Alex Rodriguez, Lane Tech; Garrett Sample, sr., Downers Grove North, 5-9, 175.
Chris Dudek, Wheaton Central; Mike Griffin, Julian; Bob Hanson, sr., Palatine, 6-1 1/2, 185; Eddie Jonch, Homewood-Flossmoor; Tom Lyons, sr., Richards, 6-2, 181.
Todd Baczek, Carmel; George Bunker, sr., Hinsdale Central, 6-5, 245; Doyle Cockrell, Evanston; Chad Copher, Dundee-Crown; Joel Gesky, Marist; Jim Hmielewski, Leyden; Pat Kneller, Morris; Steve Stefanski, Eisenhower.
Mike Balog, St. Patrick; Brian Hamilton, St. Rita; Hal Mady, sr., Richards, 6-4, 247; Mark McClinton, sr., Andrew, 6-3, 218; Doug Winter, Maine South; Bryant Young, Bloom.
Pete Bercich, Providence; Pete Gabrione, Mt. Carmel; Oliver Gibson, Romeoville; John Hartlieb, Marian Central; John Holecek, sr., Marian Catholic, 6-2, 225; Eric Jackson, Conant; Steve Ostrowski, Joliet Catholic; Reese Thomas, sr., Chicago Vocational, 6-1, 216; Paul Weinman, Notre Dame.
Matt Kraus, Barrington; Jack Hendershot, Libertyville; Johnny Newton, Richards; Marty Schumacher, Mt. Carmel; Mike Wright, Morris.
Offense selected by Linda Young, and defense selected by Paul Sullivan.
The 1989 Tribune All-State football team
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