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Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 2

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 2 of the fall football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

MANLIUS — The Week 2 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.

After 5,432 people voted, tallying 7,866 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: Jaden Michlig, LB Bureau Valley

Michlig had an interception, a fumble recovery, ran for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns in 50-7 win. He received more than 325 votes at FridayNightDrive.com for our Team of the Week MVP.

Team of the Week

OFFENSE

Quarterback

Mason Loucks, Prairie Ridge

18 carries, 131 yards, 2 TDs rushing as the Wolves beat Burlington Central to move to 2-0. Stepped in at QB after starter was hurt a week before the opener.

Tre Jones, Oswego East

12 for 22, 184 yards, 3 TDs, 32 yards rushing in 28-14 win over Lincoln-Way West

Colton Madura, Crystal Lake Central

23-for-29 passing, 282 yards, five TDs in 41-34 win over Jacobs. Also ran for a TD.

Running Back

Bailey Livdahl, Harvard

20 carries, 267 yards, 2 TDs in 34-22 win over Woodstock North. Had TD runs of 65 and 72.

Tom Durdan, Marquette

Carried the ball eight times for 139 yards and four touchdowns in Marquette’s victory over Chicago Christian

Joey Pope, Glenbard West

Ran for 185 yards, scored 3 TDs in 49-0 win over Downers Grove South

Receiver

Julian Turner, Montini

3 catches, 115 yards, 2 TDs

Ty Carlson, Oswego East

7 catches, 158 yards, 3 TDs in 28-14 win over Lincoln-Way West

Tyreke Fortney, St. Bede

8 receptions for 172 yards and a TD and also ran for a TD in a 15-13 win.

Offensive Line

Lincoln Cooley, Sycamore

Dominated both lines for the Spartans. Couldn’t run at him and he paved the way for every big run

Michael Sauber, Genoa-Kingston

The Cogs had 330 rushing yards in their win, but no back had more than six carries The line was consistent led by Sauber regardless who was carrying the ball

DEFENSE

Defensive Line

Tyler Wilms, Lemont

2 sacks in Lemont’s 15-10 win over Nazareth

Hunter Gehrt, Dixon

2 sacks totaling -28 yards, 1 TFL

Philip Dozier, Glenbard West

2 sacks in 49-0 win over Downers Grove South

Linebacker

Jaden Michlig, Bureau Valley

Had an INT, fumble recovery, ran for 100 yards, 2 TDs in 50-7 win

Luke Mertes, La Salle-Peru

10 Tackles, 1 sack, 3 TFL, 1 pass break up

Dominic McDonough, Plainfield East

5 solo tackles, 4 assists, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery in win over Shepard

Jack Oberhofer, Glenbard West

2 sacks in Glenbard West’s shutout of Downers Grove South

Defensive Backs

Logan Harlow, Prairie Ridge

2 INTs and 2 PBUs as Wolves moved to 2-0 with 41-14 win over Burlington Central

Nick Martino, Huntley

Blocked a punt that was returned for Huntley’s first touchdown and returned an interception for its second TD in 16-13 win over McHenry

Johnny Bailey, Plainfield South

Returned two interceptions (88, 60) for touchdowns to turn the tide in a win at DeKalb

Coleman McDonaugh, Richmond-Burton

Six tackles, INT return for 30 yards in 41-0 win over Aurora Central Catholic.