Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 9 of the 2022 season

Huntley’s Sam Deligio reacts with a smile following a Red Raider first-half touchdown against Crystal Lake South in varsity football action at Huntley Friday evening.

The Friday Night Drive Team of the Week for Week 9 of the 2022 regular season is here.

After 4,846 people voted, tallying 7,583 total votes, we are proud to announce the Team of the Week. Thank you to our presenting sponsor: Schweickert, Ganassin, Krzak, Rundio, LLP. Thank you also to our supporting sponsors: St. Margaret’s Health and The Rock and Soul.

Team of the Week MVP: Sam Deligio, Huntley, QB

Team of the Week


Sam Deligio, Huntley

16 rushes, career-high 204 yards, 2 TDs in 27-19 win over Crystal Lake South to grab share of FVC title

Will Vaske, St. Charles North

16-of-29 passing for 224 yards and 3 touchdowns

Gavin Dooley, Minooka

8-for-11 passing for 192 yards, 4 passing touchdowns

Running Back

Joey Partridge, Minooka

20 carries for 154 yards, 2 TDs

Haiden Janke, Huntley

32 carries for 195 yards, 1 TD

Steven Siegel, Richmond-Burton

23 carries, 174 yards, 5 TDs in 41-20 win over Rochelle for the KRC/I8 Blue championship


George Dimopoulos, Crystal Lake Central

7 catches, 167 yards, 3 TDs in 56-49 loss to Prairie Ridge

Amarri Ford, Plainfield South

7 catches, 131 yards and 2 TDs in 28-26 win over Joliet West for the SPC East title

Luke Mailander, York

3 catches, 70 yards, 2 TDs

Offensive Line (Tie for 2nd)

Hunter Smith, Marengo

Played outstanding on line, also had 2 tackles for loss on defense in 32-7 win over Plano

Gable Carrick, Sycamore

Sycamore ran for more than 267 yards as a team vs. Morris, with no back running for more than 66. Carrick was a big part of the success of the line.

Jacob Gray, Richmond-Burton

Graded at 90%, three pancake blocks in Rockets’ 41-20 win over Rochelle for KRC/I8 Blue title

Defensive Line

Brady Kentgen, Marengo

Had 3 sacks and 4 TFLs in 32-7 win over Plano that got Indians into the playoffs.

Jack Lesher, Marmion

10-plus tackles, and an interception on defense

Zachary Gray, Plainfield South

4 tacles for loss, 1 sack


Evan Grazzini, York

9 tackles, 2 for loss, 1 interception

Griffin Walker, Marquette

Returned interception 79 yards for TD at Sherrard

Joey Puleo, Sycamore

Not only ran for 60 yards on 11 carries, but had an INT and a tackle for loss.

Daniel Roman-Johnson, DeKalb

Had a fumble recovery and a tackle for a loss in win over Waubonsie Valley

Defensive Back

Patrick Ostapowicz, McHenry

2 INTs in 28-13 win over Burlington Central

Zane Murphy, AFC

2 INTs, also had 122 yards receiving and TD

Gage Range, Yorkville

3 INTs in Yorkville’s 17-0 win over Minooka

Ryan Brady, St. Bede

Made team-high 12 tackles in 39-20 win over Mendota