Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 3

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 3 of the spring football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

The Week 3 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.

After more than 4,200 people voted, tallying up more than 6,300 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: Nico Acevedo, Crystal Lake Central

7 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss in 14-13 win over Prairie Ridge, while helping hold a great offense to 142 total yards.

Team of the Week:



Evan Wydajewski, Lincoln-Way West

8-for-8, 196 yards, 3 TDs

Colton Madura, Crystal Lake Central

25-119 rushing, 11-19-140 passing, 2 TDs, in 14-13 win over Prairie Ridge, first time Tigers beat Prairie Ridge since 2012

Ryan Dawson, Downers Grove South

9-for-12 for 187 yards, 4 TDs in win over Addison Trail

Running Back

Corey Phillips, Kaneland

Had 188 yards on just eight carries, including a 72-yard TD run on the first play of the game

James Zilinger, Joliet West

200 rush yards, 3 TDs

Ben Ludlum, Jacobs

11-124 rushing, 4 TDs in 47-12 win over Dundee-Crown for Eagles’ first win.


Eric Nowak, Lincoln-Way West

5 catches, 157 yards, 3 TDs

Kory Flowers, Yorkville

4 catches, 97 yards, 60-yard catch that set up game-winning field goal

Xavier Gagnepain, Sycamore

Made two catches, both TDs, for 54 yards, but also returned a kick 90 yards for a score.

Offensive Line

Erik Garcia, Genoa-Kingston

Lead blocker as the Cogs ran for 190 of their 202 total yards in a 14-0 win against Byron It was their first win against the Tigers since 2008.

Mike Gatz, Marian Central

Helped lead the way for 424 rushing yards in 34-21 win over Carmel. Hurricanes almost had three 100-yd rushers.

Defensive Line

Jacob Petersen, Richmond-Burton

8 tackles (4 solos), 3 sacks, 2 TFL, 4 hurries in 29-7 win over Woodstock.

Levi Reed, L-P

6 TFL, 2.5 sacks in 14-7 win

Caleb Moskiewicz, Crystal Lake Central

5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL in 14-13 win over PR. Held great offense to 142 total yards.

Zach Cremer, Fieldcrest

1.5 sacks, 1 TFL


Nico Acevedo, Crystal Lake Central

7 tackles, 1 sack, 2 TFL in 14-13 win over Prairie Ridge. Held great offense to 142 total yards.

Sean Allison, Hinsdale Central

1 interception with a 40-yard return, 8 tackles, 2 pass breakups in 19-0 win over York

Ethan Bode, Sycamore

Recovered two fumbles against Sandwich, part of a defense which allowed 6 yards of first-half offense while the Sycamore starters were in

Dominic Guerrini, Hall

11 tackles, 2 for loss, including 1 sack & kickoff recovery to key defense in 27-6 win

Defensive Backs

Christopher Medina, Huntley

Two INTs

Brody Engel, Genoa-Kingston

Had a key fourth down tackle in the third quarter, and a third-down tackle on a similar play in the fourth to help the Cogs hang on to a 14-0 win against defending state-runner up Byron

Darrell Luce, Streamwood

100-yard pick-six in win over Glenbard East.