Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 5

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 5 of the spring football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

The Week 5 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.

After 4,912 people voted, tallying up 7,025 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: Corey Phillips, Kaneland

Phillips had 21 rushes for 199 yards and 3 TDs in a win at Ottawa.

Team of the Week:



Joey Antonietti, Lyons

8-for-13 passing, 105 yards, 2 TDs, ran for 105 yards in 22-3 win over Downers Grove North

Michael Brescia, Hinsdale Central

Threw for 233 yards and a TD, ran for 42 yards and 2 TDs in 28-7 win over Glenbard West

Alex Graham, Marquette

5-of-6 passing, 109 yards, 2 TDs, ran for 2 TDs in a 48-6 win over United.

Running Back

Corey Phillips, Kaneland

21 rushes for 199 yards, 3 TDs in win at Ottawa

Aaron Larkins, Plainfield Central

17 rushes, 189 yards, 5 touchdowns

Brody Hallin, McHenry

25 carries for 240 yards, 2 TDs in 48-37 win over Crystal Lake South


Tyreke Fortney, St. Bede

3 TD catches (6-173), 1 TD rushing (4-42)

Brandon Bell, Wheaton Warrenville South

6 catches, 194 yards, school-record 99-yard TD catch and run

Sami Ayash, York

12 catches, 187 yards, TD in 18-17 win over Oak Park-River Forest

Offensive Line

Shawn Schwemlein, St. Bede

Led Bruins blocking for 173 yards rushing, 173 yards receiving in 35-16 win over Bureau Valley

Andrew Demaso, LaSalle-Peru

Helped Cavaliers to 20-19 win over Morris


Defensive Line

Justin Jamrowski, Kaneland

1.5 QB sacks in road win at Ottawa

Weston Wenzel, LaSalle-Peru

13 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, fumble recovery, tipped FG attempt in final seconds of 20-19 win

Gavin Robertson, Seneca

2.5 tackles for loss, 1 QB sack in 32-6 victory over Dwight

Jonah Pace, Marengo

Four tackles for loss as the Indians beat Marian Central, 40-19


Sean Allison, Hinsdale Central

9 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 2 sacks in 28-7 win over Glenbard West

Gavin Sarvis, Burlington Central

9 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recover in 13-6 win over Dundee-Crown

Christian Aquino, Yorkville

Had 8 tackles and 4 assists against Oswego

Chris Swayne, LaSalle-Peru

14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack, forced fumble in 20-19 win

Defensive Backs

Nyme Hussain, Hinsdale Central

6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss, 1 interception in 28-7 win over Glenbard West

Evan Eckberg, Bureau Valley

Safety, 2 INTs vs. St. Bede

Nathan Splitt, Cary-Grove

4 solo tackles, 10 assist, 1 pass breakup in 42-14 win over Crystal Lake Central