Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2023 season

Meet the 22 IHSA football players in the Week 4 Team of the Week

Micah McNair, Joliet West, Friday Night Drive Team of the Week MVP for Week 4

The Friday Night Drive Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2023 season is here.

After 4,125 people voted, tallying 7,082 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: Micah McNair, Linebacker, Joliet West

Team of the Week: Week 4, 2023


Jaden Rodriguez, Ridgewood

9-of-15 passing, 246 yards, 3 TDs in 42-27 win over St. Bede

Jack Elliott, Mount Carmel

18-of-20 passing, 287 yards, 2 TDs in win against St. Rita

Sean Winton, York

13-of-16 passing, 203 yards, 3 TDs

Running Back

Andrew Prio, Cary-Grove

8 carries, 130 yards, 2 TDs in 27-14 win over Jacobs

Matt Crider, Wheaton Warrenville South

17 carries, 116 yards, 3 TDs, 2 receptions 18 yards in win against Glenbard North

Luke Basiorka, Sandburg

31 carries, 166 yards for sophomore in Sandburg’s close win vs. Lockport


Santino Florio, Montini

4 catches, 130 yards, 2 TDs

Luke Mailander, York

5 catches, 142 yards, 2 TDs

Xavier Dandridge, DeKalb

Rushing TD, 99-yards kick return for TD against Metea Valley

Offensive Line

Payne Miller, Princeton

Led Princeton O-line that blocked for 400 yards rushing, 6 TDs in 42-0 win at Orion.

Jake Buckley, Kaneland

The Knights ran for 294 yards in a 42-0 win against Woodstock, with Buckley leading the way on a lot of those runs.

Defensive Line

Kyle Jarecki, Cary-Grove

2 sacks in Trojans’ 27-14 win over Jacobs

Bennett Williams, Princeton

Led Tigers’ defensive line and recorded sack in Week 4 win

Nolan Glynn, L-P

5 tackles, 2 assists, 2 tackles for loss, one-half sack in 20-15 win over Plano

Andy Burburija, Crystal Lake South

8 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery in 38-28 win over Hampshire


Micah McNair, Joliet West

3 INTs, including game-winning 80-yard INT return for TD in 17-10 win over Plainfield North

Connor Anderson, Cary-Grove

4 tackles, 8 assists in 27-14 win over Jacobs

Axel Boecker, Wheaton Warrenville South

12 tackles, 1 INT, 1 fumble recovery for a 48-yard TD

Nick Irons, Montini

13 tackles, 6 for loss, 3 sacks

Defensive Back

Preston Walsh, Cary-Grove

Returned INT 35 yards for TD late in third quarter in 27-14 win over Jacobs

Cade Horvath, Joliet West

Secured key fourth-quarter INT in victory over Plainfield North

Ben Rafferty, Lincoln-Way Central

Returned INT for TD in 28-21 loss to rival Lincoln-Way West