Friday Night Drive’s Team of the Week for Week 8

The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 8 of the fall football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you

Prairie Ridge's Nathan Greetham looks for short yardage during their game against Crystal Lake South Friday night at Prairie Ridge High School on October 15, 2021 in Crystal Lake, IL.

The Week 8 Friday Night Drive Team of the Week is here.

After 4,021 people voted, tallying 6,348 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: Nathan Greetham, RB, Prairie Ridge

Team of the Week



Brandon Parades, Plainfield East

13-of-18, 227 yards, 3 Pass TD, 1 rush TD

Cole Teschner, Montini

21-of-32, 239, 4 TDs in loss to Nazareth

Tyler Merdian, Polo

4-for 4, 190 yards, 3 TDs; TD run

Running Back

Nathan Greetham, Prairie Ridge

243 yards rushing, 3 TDs in 56-21 win over Crystal Lake South Had 201 yards in first quarter.

Aaron Larkins, Plainfield Central

15 carries, 111 yards, five touchdowns

Vinny Iannantone, Joliet Catholic

33 carries, 177 yards, 2 TD


Ethan McCarter, DeKalb

Had nine catches for 117 yards for the Barbs

Julian Turner, Montini

12 catches, 121 yards, TD in loss to Nazareth

Brian Filosa, York

Had 70-yard punt return for a TD that turned out to be game-winning score in 14-10 win over Willowbrook

Offensive Line

Beau Cash, Sycamore

The Spartans ran for more than 250 yards, and Cash was a big part of paving the way for multiple backs.

Matt Slou, Kaneland

Anchored both sides, offense 500+ total yds, defense allowed just 6 rush yds in win vs. Ottawa


Defensive Line

Everett Snyder, York

6 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 3 hurries in 14-10 win over Willowbrook

Ryan Migliorini, St. Bede

9 tackles in 15-12 win over Hall

Taeden Thomas, Oswego

2 sacks in 38-14 win over Oswego East


Chris Swayne, LaSalle-Peru

15 tackles, 2 TFL, sack in 31-7 loss to Morris

Jace Christian, Reed-Custer

7.5 total tackles, 1 sack, 1.5 tackles for loss

Phillip Carlton, Plainfield Central

7 tackles, 3 for loss, interception

Kiefer Tarnoki, Sycamore

Had a sack and an interception playing just one half in a 50-0 win against Woodstock.

Defensive Back

Noah Taylor, Lemont

1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, 3 tackles

Robert Satterwhite, Joliet West

Interception return for a score

Ashton Niehaus, Jacobs

INT return touchdown, scooped up short punt and returned it from 28 to 11 to set up another TD as Jacobs beat Hampshire, 49-13.

Alex Panico, Kaneland

Had an interception and returned blocked punt for a TD in win over Ottawa