Friday Night Drive's Team of the Week is here. The 11 best on offense and defense for Week 1 of the fall football season in northern Illinois, as voted on by you.




East St. Louis and Lincoln-Way East are still loaded with talent. You better bring your 'A' game in the CCL/ESCC. And, hello, Hersey. Steve Soucie dives into everything he learned in Week 1.


Hersey junior Ben Clawson scored five touchdowns, had 326 yards of offense and knocked down three passes on defense to lead Hersey to a 40-23 Mid-Suburban East win over host Rolling Meadows on Saturday.


The Mid-Suburban West had traditionally been thought of as the stronger division, but teams like Rolling Meadows, Prospect and Hersey are showing it's not wise to underestimate the Mid-Suburban East.