The Week 1 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.
After 6,887 people voted, tallying up 10,275 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: Tyreke Fortney, WR, St. Bede
Fortney had only six touches but racked up 286 yards and 4 TDs (91, 67, 65, 44 yards) in a 53-0 win. He received more than 600 votes at FridayNightDrive.com for our Team of the Week MVP.
Team of the Week
Jimmy Makuh, Hersey
13-for-22, 255 yards, 4 passing TDs
Colton Madura, Crystal Lake Central
19-107-2 rushing, 7-11-142 1 TD passing in 32-21 win over Huntley. Led Tigers to 25 second-half points.
Matt Sommerdyke, Wheaton Warrenville South
11-for-17, 244 yards, 4 TDs in 42-28 win over Oak Park-River Forest
Booker Cross, Rock Falls
186 rushing yards, 1 TD, 46 receiving yards, 1 TD, 1 pass deflection, 1 sack
Ben Ludlum, Jacobs
177 yards, 18 carries with 3 TDs, including 3-yard, go-ahead score with 7.8 seconds left
Brent Blitek, Crystal Lake Central
19-152-2 rushing as Tigers upset Huntley, 32-21
Tyreke Fortney, St. Bede
6 touches, 286 yards, 4 TDs (91, 67, 65, 44 yards) in 53-0 win
Joey Pope, Glenbard West
272 all-purpose yards, 3 TDs in win over Grandville (11 carries, 132 yards, 54 receiving yards, 86-yard KR for TD)
Karsten Libby, Wheaton North
3 catches, each of them for touchdowns in varsity debut, 50-0 win over Downers Grove South
Mitch Helm, Crystal Lake Central
The Tigers had two 100-yard rushers and scored 25 second-half points in 32-21 win over Huntley.
Macguire Moss, Batavia
OL had 3 rush TDs, 1 sack allowed
Andrew Laurich, Yorkville
6 tackles, 2 tackles for loss and 2 sacks in win over Romeoville
Ryan McCord, Rock Falls
Andrew Blackburn-Forst, Lockport
1 pass defended (intercepted by teammate for score), 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery
Jonah Williams, Morris
7 tackles, 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery
Gavin Sarvis, Burlington Central
14 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 on Hampshire’s final drive in a 28-25 victory.
Will Martin, Crystal Lake Central
12 tackles, 2 TFL and 1 INT in 32-21 win over Huntley.
Jadon Mims, IC Catholic Prep
10 tackles in win over Montini
Carson Etheridge, Princeton
Led Tiger defense that shut down No. 2 Class 2A Rockridge, 49-7
KJ Parker, IC Catholic Prep
5 tackles, 3 passes defended, 2 INTs and a forced fumble against Montini.
Ethan Tierney, DeKalb
Had the game-sealing interception in overtime for the Barbs, not to mention tackles and deflections throughout the game
Johnny Spalasso, Kaneland
Had a late interception to seal the win over Andrew