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Monday, March 20, 2023

Week 9 Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week


Offensive Player of the Week

BennemaWaubonsie Valley senior quarterback Zack Bennema

Waubonsie Valley’s Zack Bennema had 242 total yards while accounting for five touchdowns for the second straight week in No. 20 Waubonsie Valley’s 59-29 victory over South Elgin. Bennema threw three TD passes, including two to Justin Rich, while running for two more touchdowns on the ground. On the year, Bennema has 24 total touchdowns and will enter the postseason with exactly 739 passing yards and 739 rushing yards.

Defensive Player of the Week

10624854_10105438753241724_3037727816220934461_nBenet defense

Tim Cederblad’s charges held Marian Catholic’s offense to 121 total yards while intercepting two passes amidst Benet’s 66-7 victory over Marian Catholic. Liam Masse and Jack Brown combined to come down with the interceptions of Spartans’ quarterback Cameron Thomas.

Blake Baumgartner
Blake Baumgartner
Raised in Naperville, Blake Baumgartner is a 2001 Naperville Central alumnus and a 2005 graduate of Michigan State's School of Journalism. Since March 2010, he has covered football, boys' basketball and baseball for both The Naperville Sun and Positively Naperville. Follow him on Twitter @BFBaumgartner.