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

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

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

After 5,040 people voted, tallying 7,787 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

Team of the Week



Tyler Fikis, Hampshire

12 carries, 139 yards, 3 TDs rushing; 7-12-0-179 passing with 2 TDs passing in 43-6 win over Crystal Lake Central.

Connor Huffman, Plainfield Central

226 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns

Alex Graham, Marquette

Was 8-of-12 passing for 132 yards and two TDs, added a rushing TD in road win at Heyworth

Running Back

Kelly Watson, York

25 carries, 177 yards, 93-yard TD in win over Downers Grove North for 4-0 Dukes

Aaron Larkins, Plainfield Central

139 rush yards, 93 receiving yards, 3 total touchdowns

Carson Strating, Morrison

38 carries, 181 yards, 2 TDs


Michael Morgan, Plainfield East

4 catches, 110 yards, TD; also an interception on defense

Eric Newberry, Batavia

160 receiving yards, 3 TDs

Sam Gagne, Kaneland

Gagne had five catches for 143 yards, and a pair of scores.

Offensive Line

Reese Theobald, Plainfield Central

Anchored offensive line that racked up 415 yards of total offense.

Rylan Kerper, Hall

Helped pave the way for 312 yards on 34 carries in 44-20 win


Defensive Line

Zayn Zaidi, Plainfield Central

5 tackles, forced fumble

Everett Snyder, York

7 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble in 28-10 win over Downers Grove North

Lincoln Cooley, Sycamore

Recovered a fumble and recorded a quarterback sack in KR-I8 win at Ottawa

Andrew Blackburn-Forst, Lockport

2 of Lockport’s 6 sacks in win over Homewood-Flossmoor


Jeff Coglianese, York

17 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks in 28-10 win over Downers Grove North

Ben Koyak, St. Bede

9 tackles, forced fumble to lead St. Bede defense that forced 6 turnovers in 13-7 win over Newman

Dallas Rodriguez, Clifton Central

10 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception

Dominic Guerrini, Hall

24 tackles (19 assists, 5 solo), TFL in 44-20 win

Defensive Back

Nolan Perry, Genoa-Kingston

Not only did he have an interception, his punts kept Byron pinned deep in its own territory all game.

Nick Martino, Huntley

Blocked a punt and returned it for TD; returned fumble 98 yards in the final minute for another TD in 21-12 victory over Burlington Central.

Blake Kersting, Yorkville

6 tackles, interception in 27-6 win over Plainfield East