The Week 7 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.
After 3,458 people voted, tallying 5,756 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: Anthony Birsa, Joliet Catholic
Team of the Week
Luke Conroy, Johnsburg
19-of-29 passing for 229 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INT in 23-20 loss to Richmond-Burton, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A.
Dennis Mandala, IC Catholic Prep
270 yards, 6 TD passes in 55-14 win over Riverside-Brookfield
Billy Cernugel, Hinsdale Central
16-for-25 passing, 212 yards, TD in win over York
Aaron Larkins, Plainfield Central
28 carries, 173 yards, TD
Jordan Anderson, Joliet Catholic
31 carries, 330 yards rushing, 6 touchdowns
Ethan Wilnau, Genoa-Kingston
Ran for 169 yards and 2 TDs on 10 carries; returned two kicks for 86 yards and a TD.
Carter Contreras, Hinsdale Central
7 catches, 109 yards, TD in 27-23 win over York
Ian Boal, Johnsburg
9 receptions, 137 yards, 2 TDs in loss to No. 3 Richmond-Burton.
Kareem Parker, IC Catholic Prep
4 catches, 92 yards, 15-yard TD, 36-yard interception return for a TD
Anthony Birsa, Joliet Catholic
Interior lineman played big role in Joliet Catholic running for 600-plus yards
Patryk Barnas, Hampshire
Played a key role in the Whip-Purs reaching 5-2 with a 15-7 OT win over Huntley.
Gavin Bruciak, Reed-Custer
Junior notched two tackles for loss and half of a QB sack in Comets’ win at Streator
Daniel Hollis, Plainfield Central
Sergio Brown, Streator
Senior moved from his linebacker spot to defensive end and recorded three tackles for loss against Reed-Custer
Oshobi Odior, Oswego East
16 tackles, 3 of them for loss; on offense had 7 carries, 41 yards, TD in 14-7 win over Yorkville
Brody Engel, Genoa-Kingston
Had 11 tackles, 8 solo, 1 tackle for loss
Hunter Smith, Marengo
7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QB hurry that led to INT in Indians’ 21-20 win over Plano, which is crucial to their playoff chances.
Phillip Carlton, Plainfield Central
6 tackles, 1 TFL, INT
Zach Vodraska, Hampshire
Had a key INT that set up the Whip-Purs’ lone score in regulation of OT win against Huntley.
Brody Armstrong, Sycamore
Had an INT and 10 tackles in a shutout against Woodstock North
Xavier Flores, Marmion
45-yard INT return for a TD
Kyle Kaempf, McHenry
INT return TD, blocked PAT, 3 tackles, also had 7 receptions for 120 yards at WR in 33-13 loss to Crystal Lake South.