Each week during the 2015 prep football season the Knights of Columbus Quarterback Club will release its Players of the Week awards. Following are the Week 2 winners for '15.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK:
CIVIC MEMORIAL EAGLES
The CM Eagles earned offensive line of the week for the second week in a row. The Eagles protected for 619 yards of offense and 41 points in a 41-40 win at Mattoon in Week 2. Members of the offensive line are: Jordan Stagner, Curtis Deckard, Cody Reynolds, Andrew Deckard and Brandon Deckard.
The other nominee for offensive line of the week was Alton.
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
JOHN WHITWORTH AND DAVID LANE — CM
CM running back John Whitworth and wide receiver David Lane split Offensive Back of the Week honors in Week 2's 41-40 victory at Mattoon. Whitworth rushed for 299 yards on the ground on 27 carries, while snagging one catch for 16 yards and scored two touchdowns. Lane grabbed four receptions for 116 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 50 seconds left on an 80-yard strike.
Other nominees for Offensive Back of the Week were: Jesse Simmons of Marquette Catholic, Chance Foss of Roxana, Chris Hamby of East Alton-Wood River and Asa Collins of Alton.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
ASA COLLINS — ALTON
Alton's Asa Collins garners Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades in Week 2. The Redbirds faltered 35-21 at Quincy, but Collins compiled 10 line tackles, one assisted tackles and a sack for 12 total tackles in Week 2.
Other nominees for Defensive Lineman of the Week were: Dylan Sutton of CM, Xavier Jones of Marquette, Zach Kincade of EA-WR and Billy Mathis of Roxana.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
RIKKI LAFFERTY — CM
Rikki Lafferty of the Eagles earns Defensive Back of the Week after having seven solo tackles and 12 assisted tackles for a total of 19 tackles in Week 2's 41-40 victory at Mattoon. Lafferty also had a fumble recovery and an interception in the win.
Other nominees for Defensive Back of the Week were: Jeremy Strebel of Marquette, Blake Stone of EA-WR, Kevin Caldwell of Alton and Marcus Hartnett of Roxana.