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All-Stater: Andrew Kelly one of 18 selected by coaches for postseason honor

LU Photo. Quarterback Andrew Kelly (4) is shown passing during the Vandals win at Southwestern.

Andrew Kelly’s stellar season has culminated with him being named an All-Stater.

The Vandals’ quarterback was one of 18 players to be named by the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association to the organization’s All-State team.

Kelly is the eighth player during Jason Clay’s tenure as the Vandals’ head coach to receive all-state recognition.

Others named to the All-State were Matthew Hagy (2022); Anthony Enlow (2019); and Marcus Zimmerman (2017).

Vandals given honorable mention status during that period includes Trevor Smalls (2017 and 2018); Carson Ruot (2021); and Hagy (2021).

This season, Kelly became the 10th Vandal to reach 3,000 yards of total offense in a career and the first to accumulate 3,000 yards in offense for a single season.

Kelly became the school’s leader in touchdowns (passing/rushing) with 47, and he tied Matthew Wells for passing touchdowns in a single season (23).

He also holds the single season record for consecutive games of 100-plus yards passing with nine, and was just 2 yards short of having 11 consecutive games.

He is the eighth Vandal to reach 2,000 career passing yards. His completion rate of 54.05 percent, with only six interceptions, a new career record low for a Vandals quarterback.

Kelly also holds the record for average yards of total offense per game, 290.27, surpassing the 2021 total offense of his cousin, Matthew Hagy (269.4).

Kelly accumulated 3,572 total yards (rushing, passing and receiving) for his career, ranking him fifth in school history.