Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 6

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 6 of the fall football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

The Week 6 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.

After 3,473 people voted, tallying 6,183 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: Joe Miller, QB, Richmond-Burton

Team of the Week



Joe Miller, Richmond-Burton

7-of-8 passing, 120 yards, 2 TDs in big win at Sycamore

Matt Vezza, York

14-of-23 passing for 119 yards, ran for 110 yards on 29 carries in 12-10 win over Glenbard West (first win over GW since 2007)

Colton Madura, Crystal Lake Central

21 carries for 168 yards rushing, 3 TDs; 14-26-207 passing 1 TD in 42-37 win over Crystal Lake South

Running Back

Aaron Larkins, Plainfield Central

44 carries, 258 yards, touchdown

Brock Wood, Richmond-Burton

25 carries, 170 yards, two touchdowns at Sycamore

Chase Engel, Genoa-Kingston

Scored a touchdown plus was lead blocker for other backs, five of which found the end zone


Malik Armstrong, Minooka

Two catches, 55 yards, TD; 21 carries, 110 yards, two TDs

Kyle Kaempf, McHenry

Six catches, 108 yards, two TDs in 49-13 win over Dundee-Crown

Aric Johnson, Kaneland

Four catches, 130 yards, two TDs

Offensive Line

Enzo Martinez, Richmond-Burton

Made some key blocks and provided pass protection – no sacks allowed by the team

Luke Zunkel, McHenry

Helped pave the way for 200 rushing yards and a season-high 42 points for offense in 49-13 win over Dundee-Crown. (One TD was defensive.)


Defensive Line

Gavin Loiselle, Woodstock

Two sacks, including one on a fourth-quarter drive-killer in 24-20 win at Ottawa

Antonio Richardson, IC Catholic Prep

Four sacks, two batted balls, three QB hurries, two tackles for loss

Declan Creadon, Genoa-Kingston

Two tackles for loss, five total tackles in the Cogs’ shutout

Alejandro Arellano, Sterling

45-yard interception return for TD


David Loch, York

Nine tackles, forced fumble and one interception against Glenbard West

Jayce Ladzinski, St. Bede

Eight tackles in 13-7 win over Bureau Valley

Jack Raymond, Woodstock

Had 14 tackles, including the final play when he combined with a teammate to stop Ottawa a yard short of first down in 24-20 victory.

Ethan Gallagher, Lockport

Two sacks

Defensive Back

Coleman McDonough, Richmond-Burton

Had key interception as Rockets pulled away in second half for 42-20 win over Sycamore.

Troy Mutz, Lockport

Two interceptions

John Ahler, Marian Central

Three interceptions in 29-0 win over Leo