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Marist backfield well-represented among area's best

Originally Published: November 27, 2009
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Glenbard North senior defensive lineman Nick Abbate: Abbate was one of the top defensive players in the DuPage Valley. He keyed a defense that had six shutouts this season.

St. Rita junior running back Jahwon Akui: Akui was by far the state's best running back until suffering an ankle injury late into the season. He still rushed for 1,493 yards and 25 touchdowns.

Cary-Grove senior offensive lineman Hayden Baker: Cary-Grove runs one of the best option offenses in the state, and ...

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