James Brewer, OL – Indianapolis Arlington improved to 4-5 on the year with a 21-13 win over Indianapolis Manual.
Ben Chappell, QB – Bloomington (Ind.) High School South – IU's Blake Powers wasn't the only one who aired it out over the weekend. The IU-bound Chappell completed 27-of-40 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bloomington South (7-2/6-1) to a 45-21 win over Decatur Central. Chappell also ran for two touchdowns in a game that clinched at least a share of the Conference Indiana championship for South, its first conference title in four years. South all but abandoned the ground game (it rushed only nine times in the contest) and instead went almost exclusively with three- and four-wide receiver sets.
Cody Faulkner, OL - Hamilton Heights (Ind.) H.S. - After being limited to seven points in a 14-7 loss to Western a week earlier, Hamilton Heights bounced back in a big way, pounding Peru, 50-13. Hamilton Heights running back Chad Sherer rushed for 222 yards on 22 carries and four touchdowns, helping Hamilton Heights improve to 5-4 overall and 5-2 in the Mid-Indiana Conference.
Deonte Mack, DT - Elkhart Central improved to 4-5 with a dramatic 21-20 win over South Bend Clay. Central jumped to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter before Clay rattled off three straight touchdowns, including one with 18 seconds left to cut the margin to 21-20. Clay opted to go for the two-point conversion and the win, but Central's Austin Heflin burst through the line and sacked the Clay quarterback to end the contest. Central recorded seven sacks in the game, including one by Mack.
Brad Martin, TE – Marion (Ohio) Pleasant H.S. (6-2) clinched the MOAC Red Division title with a 32-0 win over Ridgedale. Martin played a big role in the win, opening the game's scoring with a 42-yard touchdown reception. After starting the season 1-2, Pleasant H.S. has won five in a row to claim the conference's division title.
Greg Middleton, DE - Indianapolis (Ind.) Pike H.S. - Middleton's Pike squad slipped to 4-5 overall and 4-3 in Conference Indiana with a 21-14 loss to Columbus North.
Matt Mayberry, OLB/FB – Hinsdale (Ill.) South H.S. – Matt Mayberry played a big role in the run game and passing game as Hinsdale South improved to 7-1 with a 42-21 win over Addison Trail. Mayberry rushed 10 times for 104 yards and added two receptions for 88 yards. Both receptions went for touchdowns, as Mayberry scored from 43 and 45 yards out.
Alex Perry, OT – Morris (Ill.) – Second-ranked Morris (8-0) secured at least a share of the Suburban Prairie Conference championship with a 45-14 rout of Oswego. Oswego headed into the contest 5-2 overall and undefeated in conference play and was supposed to give Morris its toughest game of the season to date, but Morris raced to a 14-0 lead six minutes into the game and rolled once again. As usual, it was tailback John Dergo doing most of the damage, running for 269 yards on 25 carries, including five touchdowns. Dergo has now rushed for 1,755 yards in eight games this season.
Jeff Sanders, TE – Springfield (Ill.) Sacred Heart Griffin H.S. – Top-ranked Sacred Heart Griffin claimed its sixth straight Central State Eight Conference championship Saturday night, but it wasn't easy. SHG improved to 8-0 with a 28-21 win over Taylorville H.S. The win was SHG's 36th straight regular season victory and its 28th straight conference win. Jeff Sanders had four catches for 39 yards in the win.
Pete Saxon, IL – Plain City (Ohio) Jonathan Alder H.S. (7-1) continued its solid season, hammering West Jefferson 48-14.
Jarrod Smith, OL – Fairborn (Ohio). Fairborn (0-7) lost its seventh straight, falling to Springboro 48-14. Springboro raced to a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to the easy win.
Mike Stark, OL – Platteville (Wis.). Platteville improved to 7-1 on the year with a hard-fought, 14-7 win over Dodgeville Friday night. Platteville hosts Richland Center (3-5) on Thursday night in its regular season finale. Platteville is ranked No. 8 in the state in Division IV.
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