Will Ache, Althoff, QB
Ache completed 14 of 26 attempts for 152 yards and three scores but it wasn’t quite good enough as the Marion Wildcats rallied for a 42-35 win over the Crusaders in a South Seven Conference game.
Donavan Bieber, RB and Nic Horner, QB, Columbia
Bieber rushed for for 100 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries, while Horner fired a pair of scoring passes as Columbia (6-0) rolled past Freeburg 42-0 in a Cahokia Conference game.
Reed Braundmeier, Mater Dei, QB
Braundmeier completed 18 of 24 for 305 yards and two touchdowns as the Knights (5-1) extended their winning streak to five with a 43-20 win over Quincy Notre Dame.
Jalen Byrd DB and Demarion Cotton, LB, East St. Louis
Byrd and Cotton led a swarming Flyers defensive unit with 12 tackles each as East St. Louis held off Edwardsville 43-31 in a battle of state-ranked powers.
Logan Chandler, Highland, RB
A junior, Chandler ran for 196 yards to help key a 64 point Bulldogs offensive outburst as Highland defeated Civic Memorial 64-28 in a Mississippi Valley Conference. Chandler now has 892 yards and 12 touchdowns for the season.
Freddy Edwards, Granite City, QB
Winding down a brilliant high school career, Edwards rushed for 159 yards on eight carries while adding a touchdown pass in the Warriors’ 54-49 win over Collinsville.
Nolan Foppe., Mater Dei, LB
Foppe recorded 10 tackles to pace a balanced Knights defensive effort as Mater Dei became playoff eligible with the 43-20 win over Quiincy Notre Dame.
Tyler Huegen, Central, RB
Huegen returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and added rushing touchdowns of two and five yards as Central (3-3) nipped Red Bud 21-20 in a Cahokia Conference game.
Andruw Jones, Alton QB
Jones helped keep the Redbirds (3-3) in the playoff hunt, throwing for 164 yards and four touchdowns as Alton defeated O’Fallon 41-36 in a high-scoring Southwestern Conference game.
Ben Kassen, Mater Dei, TE
Kassen caught seven passes for 169 yards and a touchdown as the Knights rolled past Quincy Notre Dame 43-20
Tyler Macon, East St. Louis, QB
Macon continued to put up big numbers as he completed 22-of-32 pass attempts for 345 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the Flyers, ranked first in the Class 5A state poll, defeated Edwardsville (4-2) 43-21 in Southwestern Conference action.
Lucas Maue, Belleville East, QB
Maue completed 15 of 21 for 147 yards and a touchdown as the Lancers (1-5) gave coach Michael Harrison his first head coaching win.
Gabe Miller, Collinsville, RB
Miller ran for 164 yards and four scores in a 54-49 loss to Granite City.
Tyson Roedl, Waterloo, RB
Roedl scampered for 144 yards and a touchdown but it wasn’t enough as Jerseyville handed the Bulldogs (1-5) a 34-28 loss in the Mississippi Valley Conference showdown
Logan Seibert, Belleville West, PK
Seibert provided the Maroons’ only offense by booting field goals of 50 and 25 yards in a 27-6 loss to Belleville East.
CJ Sharp, RB and D’Shawn Williams, RB, Althoff
Sharo ran for 150 yards and a touchdown while Williams added 977 yards on the ground, but Althoff (2-4) still came up short in a South Seven Conference loss at Marion.
Noah Turbyfill, QB, Civic Memorial
Turbyfill completed 10 of 18 for 260 and three touchdowns but the Eagles (4 -2) fell at Highland (3-3 ) 64-28 in a Mississippi Valley Conference game.
Kayshawn White, Granite City, RB
While score on a 55-yard touchdown run as part of a career-best 108 yard effort on the ground while adding a 92-yard kickoff return for a score in the Warriors 5 4-49 win over Collinsville.
DaMonta Witherspoon, East St. Louis, RB
Withherspoon ran for 161 yards and scored four touchdowns as East St. Louis defeated Edwardsville 43-21 in a Southwestern Conference game.