Ben Chappell, QB – Bloomington (Ind.) High School South – On the heels of one his best games of his high school career, Chappell and Bloomington South (4-2) had a night to forget in a 26-25 overtime loss to Martinsville (4-2). Chappell threw three touchdowns – including one in overtime – but struggled early, going just 3-of-13 for 19 yards in the first half, when South compiled just 32 yards of offense overall. Chappell bounced back in the second half, but South was eventually done in in overtime when its placekicker, Spencer Whitehead, missed the extra point following a South touchdown. Whitehead, who had only missed one extra point in South's first five games, also missed another extra point in the fourth quarter and pulled a 46-yard field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter as well.
Jeff Sanders, TE – Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin H.S. – The second-ranked team in the state of Illinois in Class 5A did little to dissuade voters as Sacred Heart Griffin (5-0) hammered Lanphier, 53-12. Sanders was one of the favorite targets of quarterback Bobby Brenneisen, as the future Hoosier caught five passes for 52 yards. The win was the 26th straight Central State Eight Conference win for Sacred Heart Griffin.
Matt Mayberry, OLB/FB – Hinsdale (Ill.) South H.S. – Mayberry had his second 250-yard plus game of the season, running for 290 yards on 31 carries to lead Hinsdale South (4-1) to an upset win over ninth-ranked Downers Grove (4-1). Downers Grove had tied the game at 28-28 with 6:22 remaining before Mayberry exploded for a pair of huge touchdown runs. Mayberry broke free for a 61-yard touchdown run at the 5:26 mark to put Hinsdale South up 35-28, and then put the game away with a 55-yard touchdown run at the 1:39 mark. Mayberry scored three touchdowns in the contest, as he also scored on a six-yard run late in the first half.
Alex Perry, OT – Morris (Ill.) – Second-ranked Morris (5-0) had its closest contest of the year, knocking off Plainfield South (0-5) 21-7. Tailback John Dergo had another 100-yard outing, running for 188 yards on 37 carries and all three Morris touchdowns. Much of Dergo's damage was done behind the work of Perry and Clemson-bound tight end Jamie Cumbie.
Mike Stark, OL – Platteville (Wis.). No. 4 Platteville (5-0) remained undefeated with a 36-26 victory over Prairie du Chien. The victory set up a big showdown for next weekend, when Platteville puts its unblemished record on the line against No. 1 Lancaster (5-0). Lancaster is the only team that remains on the Platteville schedule with a winning record, suggesting Platteville could head into the state playoffs undefeated – and potentially ranked No. 1 in Division 4 - if it knocks off Lancaster next weekend.
Pete Saxon, IL – Plain City (Ohio) Jonathan Alder H.S. (3-1) played London H.S., but no results from the game were available.
Brad Martin, TE – Marion (Ohio) Pleasant H.S. (3-2) won its second straight, and did so in dominating fashion as it hammered Delware Buckeye Valley, 54-22.
Jarrod Smith, OL – Fairborn (Ohio). Things aren't getting better for Smith's Fairborn H.S. team, which lost its fifth straight. Fairborn (0-5) suffered its second straight shutout, falling to Lebanon 24-0. Fairborn has been outscored 159-54 this season, including 58-0 in the last two weeks.
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