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

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

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

After 5,680 people voted, tallying 8,784 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: I’Marion Stewart, WR Bolingbrook

Team of the Week



Christian Benning, Streator

Sophomore was 14-of-20 passing for 419 yards and three touchdowns in Bulldogs’ win over Herscher

Aidan Voss, Joliet Catholic

100-plus rushing yds, 2 rush TD; 2 pass TDs

Gavin Dooley, Minooka

10-of-14 passing, 230 yards, 3 pass TDs

Running Back

Lucas Blumeyer, Dee-Mack

134 yards on six carries, game-winning 63-yard TD run with 2 minutes left, 4 catches for 56 yards

Drew Magel, Cary-Grove

3 carries, 161 yards, 3 TDs in 48-14 win over Crystal Lake Central

Elliot Cassem, Reed-Custer

20 carries, 149 yards, 2 TDs


I’Marion Stewart, Bolingbrook

5 catches, 101 yards, TD (3 catches of 30 plus); 1-for-1 passing, 67 yards

Aneefy Ford, Streator

Lightning-quick junior hauled in 7 receptions for 278 yards (39.7 avg.) and three scores in Bulldogs’ win over Herscher

Nathan Atwell, Grayslake North

11 catches for 174 yards against Grayslake Central.

Offensive Line

Zach Petko, Cary-Grove

The line produced 274 yards and four touchdowns in the first half on seven plays in 48-14 win over Crystal Lake Central.

Aidan VanDuzer, La Salle-Peru

Makes calls for blocking scheme, helped pave way for 358 rushing yards on 53 carries (6.8 per carry)


Defensive Line

Kael Poulsen, Wheaton Warrenville South

10 tackles, 2 sacks leading the Tigers’ defense in 12-10 win over St. Charles North

Wade Abrams, Cary-Grove

Ran for a 53-yard touchdown on offense; had a sack and a TFL in the first quarter on the defensive line as C-G took a 35-0 lead in 48-14 win over CL Central.

Andrew Laurich, Yorkville

Forced fumble, scored a TD in 28-12 win over Plainfield South

Jason Farnham Jr., Sterling

1 sack, 1 forced fumble


Ben Alvarez, Yorkville

7 tackles, 2 interceptions in 28-12 win over Plainfield South

Ethan Bode, Sycamore

Recovered a fumble and made many key stops for the Spartans in their win

Seth Miles, Streator

Senior recorded two tackles for loss plus a key fourth-quarter sack as unbeaten Bulldogs came back to defeat Herscher

Drew Harp, Princeton

Fumble recovery on opening kickoff to set tone in 49-0 shutout in 1st half

Defensive Back

Joe Chiarelli, Downers Grove North

6 tackles, interception in 7-0 win over Downers Grove South

LaBrian Carrington, DeKalb

Had an interception on one of the rare Belleville West pass plays in a 45-6 win.

Richard Moser, Cary-Grove

Picked off a pass and returned it 65 yards for a touchdown in 48-14 win over Crystal Lake Central.