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

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 4 of the spring football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

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

After more than 6,531 people voted, tallying up a Friday Night Drive record 10,332 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: Tyler Fikis, Hampshire

Fikis was 6-of-7 passing for 220 yards, 3 touchdowns; 10 rushes for 118 yards, 2 touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Crystal Lake South.

Team of the Week:

Offense:

Quarterback

Tyler Fikis, Hampshire

6-of-7 passing for 220 yards, 3 touchdowns; 10 rushes for 118 yards, 2 touchdowns in a 41-21 win over Crystal Lake South.

Parker Brown, Wheaton Warrenville South

13/17, 137 yards, two TDs

Darius Wilson, St. Laurence

3 rushing TDs and 196 yards. Also threw for 310 yards and 3 TDs

Running Back

Brian Stanton, Plainfield South

16 carries, 163 yards, 2 TDs; 2 kickoff returns for 119 yards, 83-yard TD return

Corey Phillips, Kaneland

23 carries, 140 yards and 2 TDs

Jaxon Cusac-McKay, Fieldcrest

Rushing TD, 82 receiving yards, TD; 90-yard kick return TD in 45-14 win

Receiver

Luke Malaga, York

School record 16 catches, 114 yards in 25-23 win over previously unbeaten Willowbrook

Max Tomczak, Lincoln-Way East

8 catches, 121 yards, 3 TDs

Adam Benton, McHenry

6-165 receiving, 3 TDs in 38-26 win over Crystal Lake Central

Offensive Line

Ryan Heffelfinger, Sterling

Helped pave way for 440 rushing yards with three different players topping 100-yard mark

Jordan Hochecker, Fieldcrest

Four-year starter paved way for 355 offensive yards, 4 TDs in 45-14 win

Defense

Defensive Line

Lincoln Cooley, Sycamore

Played on both lines for the Spartans as they ran for 440 yards and held explosive Morris to 14 points

Brandon Grabavoy, Oswego East

Leader of a Wolves’ defense that forced four turnovers on downs in 14-7 win over Oswego

Levi Reed, L-P

9 tackles, 4 TFLs, 1.5 sacks as L-P held Ottawa to 22 rushing yards, 6 points

Linebacker

Erik Teran, Kaneland

Continued his monster season for the Knights with 10 tackles.

David Loch, York

14 tackles (9 solos, 5 assists), 2 tackles for loss, QB hurry, fumble recovery in win over Willowbrook

Arik Mistak, Cary-Grove

6 solos and 5 assisted tackles as the Trojans came back from two-week quarantine to beat Prairie Ridge, 20-7

Jacob Joyal, Fieldcrest

9 tackles, forced fumble, fumble recovery in 45-14 win

Defensive Backs

Jake Thomas, Marquette

3 INTs, 1 a pick-6, all in 4th quarter of 30-14 comeback win; 1 TD reception in 1st quarter, 2-pt. conversion after tie-breaking TD with 1:21 left in 4th, then pick 6 to clinch. Last INT with 34.2 seconds left to end game.

Kyle Kaempf, McHenry

Had an interception in the end zone and a 65-yard punt return in 38-26 win over Crystal Lake Central.

Danny Healy, Wheaton Warrenville South

INT and fumble recovery

Mitch Kunde, Marengo

Two INT return touchdowns in 41-21 win over Woodstock. Also had a rushing TD.