Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2023 season

Meet the 22 IHSA football players in the Week 2 team of the Week

Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2023 season

The Friday Night Drive Team of the Week for Week 2 of the 2023 season is here.

After 4,607 people voted, tallying 7,175 total votes, we are proud to announce the Team of the Week. Thank you to our presenting sponsor: Schweickert, Ganassin, Krzak, Rundio, LLP.

Team of the Week MVP: Colton Gumino, Hersey, Quarterback

Team of the Week: Week 2, 2023


Colton Gumino, Hersey

22-of-26 passing, 296 yards, 5 total TD (3 pass, 2 rush)

David Lopez, Marengo

11-of-17 passing, 129 yards, 1 TD; 13 carries for 49 yards rushing; pressed into defensive service for first time and came up with crucial INT in 23-21 win over Woodstock.

Jackson Alcorn, Burlington Central

16-of-24 passing, 300 yards, 5 TDs

Running Back

Brett Centnarowicz, Johnsburg

21 carries, 184 yards, 2 TDs in 40-37 win over Reed-Custer

Jake Melion, York

29 carries, 166 yards, 2 TDs in 42-13 win over Nazareth

Dylan Hodges, Sycamore

93-yard TD run, 2-yard TD run and 110 rushing yards


Chris Danko, York

4 catches, 79 yards, 2 TDs, 139 all-purpose yards in win over Nazareth

Ian Willis, St. Francis

9 catches, 137 yards, 3 TDs in win over Sterling

Charlie Whelpley, Batavia

6 receptions, 55 yards (fake punt rush for 25 yards)

Offensive Line

Frank Porcaro, Batavia

Vocal leader all night for Bulldogs

Rocco Sauer, Jacobs

Helped Golden Eagles run for 296 yards in 28-7 win over Hampshire

Defensive Line

Jack Trautmann, York

Sack, blocked punt, pass breakup; helped limit Nazareth to 15 yards rushing

Mitchell Ragusa, Joliet Catholic

2 sacks, fumble recovery in rivalry win over Providence

Bryan McGladdery, Burlington Central

5 tackles, pass breakup, sack

Logan Garcia, Richmond-Burton

24-yard INT return TD in 25-6 victory over Quincy Notre Dame. R-B held Raiders to 138 total yards.


Connor Anderson, Cary-Grove

4 solo tackles, 13 assists in Trojans’ 17-15 win over Crystal Lake Central.

Dom Beres, St. Francis

17 tackles in win over Sterling

Landon Egler, Sycamore

His fourth-down sack ended any chance of a Simeon comeback as defense allowed six points.

Ben Fiegel, Batavia

Blocked field goal

Defensive Back

Maddux Malachuk, Johnsburg

Late INT set up TD, helped seal 40-37 victory over Reed-Custer.

Braden Erwin, Lincoln-Way West

2 interceptions

Jashawn Echols, Lincoln-Way East

Led swarm of defenders who stacked up Batavia’s ball carrier on a do-or-die two-point conversion in L-W East’s 14-13 win