Friday Night Drive

2021 BCR Football Team

QUARTERBACKS

John Brady (St. Bede, Sr.)

The senior signal caller completed 81 of 166 passes for 1,673 yards and 11 touchdowns and was the focal point of the Bruins’ running game for most of the year until Luke Story returned late from injury. He was named Second TRAC East All-Conference.

John Brady

Teegan Davis (Princeton, Jr.)

One of the most athletic quarterbacks to grace the Tiger uniform, Davis did it all for Princeton in its run to the 3A quarterfinals. He rushed for 1,099 yards and 16 touchdowns and passed for 1,838 yards and 19 scores, the area leader in all categories. The First Team TRAC East All-Conference quarterback scored an area-best 110 points.

RUNNING BACKS

Augie Christiansen (Princeton, Jr.)

The son of a Tiger running back, Christiansen left his own mark during his junior campaign. He rushed for 954 yards and 14 touchdowns, leading all area running backs. He received Second Team TRAC East All-Conference honors.

Jaden Michlig (Bureau Valley, Sr.)

The Storm running back had a good start to his senior season by earning Friday Night Drive MVP honors for his Week 2 performance and kept it up throughout the year. He led the Storm with 877 yards rushing and eight touchdown, named as Second Team TRAC East All-Conference.

Mac Resetich (Hall, Jr.)

A dual threat out of the Hall backfield, Resetich led the Red Devils in both rushing (106-711/9) and receiving (26-408/3), scoring 86 points. He was named as First Team TRAC East All-Conference.

ENDS

Tyreke Fortney (St. Bede, Sr.)

The St. Bede senior end was named First Team TRAC East All-Conference at the flex position. He led all area receivers with 41 receptions, 992 yards and 10 touchdowns while averaging 24.2 yards per catch. A dual threat, he also rushed for 373 yards (11.3 ypc) and five touchdowns.


Matt Lucas (Princeton, Sr.)

A complement to TRAC East First Teamer, Bennett Sierens, Lucas hauled in 29 catches for 466 yards and five touchdowns. He also had a 70-yard touchdown kickoff return against rival Bureau Valley. He earned Second Team TRAC East All-Conference at “flex.”

Matt Lucas

Bennett Sierens (Princeton, Sr.)

Another dual First Team TRAC East All-Conference pick as offensive end and defensive back. Sierens led the Tigers with 37 receptions and 638 yards, second best among area receivers. He also had four interceptions for 88 return yards.

LINEMEN

Carter Haney (Bureau Valley, Sr.)

The Storm senior center was named Second Team TRAC East All-Conference on offense and earned Honorable Mention All-Conference recognition on the D line.

Carter Haney

Drew Harp (Princeton, Sr.)

Harp was invaluable on both sides of the ball for the Tigers, the only two-way player chosen unanimously TRAC East All-Conference. At guard, the BCR Co-Player of the Year was instrumental in the Tigers’ potent offense, which averaged 40.3 ppg.

Ryan Heersink (St. Bede, Sr.)

The St. Bede senior was a two-way standout on the Bruins’ line, earning Second Team TRAC East All-Conference on both offense as a tackle and on the defensive side of the ball.

Ryan Heersink

Payne Miller (Princeton, So.)

Just a sophomore, the Tiger cub was a pain to handle for opposing offensive linemen to handle. He made 80 tackles, including 29 solos and 1.5 sacks. He received First Team TRAC East All-Conference honors on the D line.

Brady Piacenti (Princeton, Jr.)

The PHS junior took over at center following the Week 5 loss at Kewanee and proved to be up for the challenge, contributing to the Tigers’ offensive successes. He earned Second Team TRAC East honors.

Brady Piacenti

Justin Wicaryus (Princeton)

The newcomer from Amboy fit in right with his new team, plugging key spots on both lines. He was a First Team TRAC East All-Conference pick as tackle on offense as well as defense, where he recorded 71 tackles.

Justin Wicaryus

LINEBACKERS

Augie Christiansen (Princeton, Jr.)

A two-way standout, Christiansen also received Second Team TRAC East All-Conference honors at linebacker. He made 77 tackles with 33 solos and one sack.

Dominic Guerrini (Hall, Sr.)

The Second Team TRAC East All-Conference linebacker led his dad’s Devils with 110 tackles, second most in the area, including 46 solos and two sacks. He also rushed for 443 yards and five touchdowns as the fullback.

Drew Harp (Princeton, Sr.)

The IHSFCA Class 3A All-Stater was an instrumental force in leading the Tigers to a quarterfinal appearance this season on defense as well as offense, making 127 tackles, including three sacks. He finished his career with 353 tackles, believed to be a school record.

Jayce Ladzinski (St. Bede, Sr.)

The St. Bede senior had 80 tackles, second most for the Bruins’ defense. He earned Second Team TRAC East All-Conference honors at linebacker as well as offensive guard.

Jaden Michlig (Bureau Valley, Sr.)

A solid two-way contributor and team leader, Michlig also earned Second Team TRAC East All-Conference honors at linebacker. He had five tackles for loss.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Ryan Brady (St. Bede, Jr.)

The Bruins team leader on defense, Brady had 99 tackles with 45 solos and 54 assists. He was named Second Team TRAC East All-Conference.

Teegan Davis (Princeton, Jr.)

The BCR Co-Player of the Year was also named First Team TRAC East All-Conference as a defensive back. He contributed 75 tackles, including 46 solos, and picked off four passes to the Tigers’ stingy defense.

Logan Glancy (Princeton, Sr.)

The PHS senior contributed to the Tigers’ Class 3A quarterfinal run on both sides of the ball, earning Honorable Mention TRAC East All-Conference honors at defensive back. He made 76 tackles, including 35 solos, on defense and rushed for 550 yards and six touchdowns.

Logan Glancy

Bennett Sierens (Princeton, Sr.)

The Tigers leading receiver also used his soft hands to nab four interceptions with 88 return yards. He was a two-way First Team TRAC East All-Conference selection at end and defensive back.

PUNTER

Matt Lucas (Princeton, Sr.)

Lucas was only needed to punt 13 times for the Tigers, and made the most of the opportunities, averaging 34.1 yards a punt with a long of 47 yards.

Matt Lucas

KICKER

Stephen Shaver (St. Bede, Sr.)

A first-year player, Shaver was a weapon for the Bruins, connecting on all six of his field goal attempts and connecting 80% of PAT attempts. He had the game-winning field goal against Erie-Prophetstown as time expired and made two field goals in the Bruins’ 13-7 win over Newman. He also averaged 34.2 yards on kickoffs and 31.2 yards on punts.

Stephen Shaver

HONORABLE MENTION

A-L-O (LaMoille) - Joe Quest (Sr., FB/DT).

BV - Nevin Bolin (Sr./Flex), Brock Foster (Sr., E/DB), Levi Hardy (Sr., RB/LB), Adam Johnson (Sr., QB), Connor Scott (Jr., LB).

Hall - Gabe Lucas (Sr., QB), Aiden Jones (Sr., DB), Rylan Kerper (Sr., DL), Marshall Schmellinger (Sr./C).

PHS - Jacob Aley (Sr., T), Danny Cihocki (Jr., LB), Carson Etheridge (Jr., LB), Matt Peacock (Sr., G).

SB - Anton Cain (Sr., E/LB), Ben Koyak (Sr., LB).



Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986. He previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News and was a regular contributor for the St. Louis Cardinals' magazine. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and named as 2020 IPA and 2021 NINA Best Sports Columnist for nondailys.