Each week during the 2016 prep football season the Knights of Columbus Quarterback Club will release its Players of the Week awards. Following are the Week 1 winners for '16.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK
The East Alton-Wood River Oilers won the Week 1 Offensive Line of the Week by blocking for 528 total yards of offense in a 47-0 rout of Dupo at Memorial Stadium. The EA-WR O-line is made up of: Lukas Westbrook, Mark Vann, Joey Copeland, Adam Copeland, Zach Kincade and Jacob Vassos.
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
DARRELL SMITH — ALTON REDBIRDS
Alton running back Darrell Smith enjoyed a monster game in Week 1 at Rock Island, earning him Week 1 Offensive Back of the Week honors. Smith rushed for 190 yards and 15 carries and two touchdowns. He had a total of 330 yards in the 38-13 loss.
Other nominees were: Corey Price of CM, Davion Peebles of Marquette, Zachary Womach of EA-WR and Jordan Hawkins of Roxana.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Jacob Vassos of EA-WR is the Defensive Lineman of the Week for Week 1 after picking up 4 solo tackles, 2 assists, 1 forced fumble and 2 sacks in the 47-0 win over Dupo to open the season.
Other nominees were: Corey Price of CM, Will Hurst of Marquette, Grady Womack of Alton and Jordan Hawkins of Roxana.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
EA-WR's Zaide Wilson earned Defensive Back of the Week after having 3 solo tackles, 2 assists and 2 interceptions in the 47-0 shellacking of Dupo at Memorial Stadium.
Other nominees were: David Lane of CM, Jonathan Bumpers of Alton, Michael Cherry of Roxana and Treven Swingler of Marquette.