Alton linebacker Ricco Gipson
Each week during the 2014 prep football season the Knights of Columbus Quarterback Club will release its Players of the Week awards. Following are the Week 4 winners for '14.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK
The Roxana Shells offensive line, comprised of Brennan Harris, Luke Curtis, Ethan Kurth, Billy Mathis, Josh Rudd and Trace Gentry, combined to help the Shells compile 415 yards and 39 points in a 39-26 home win over Vandalia.
The other nominee was the Civic Memorials.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Alton linebacker Ricco Gipson had a big week in a 35-7 Week 4 loss for the Redbirds at Edwardsville. Gipson had 16 total tackles in the contest, 13 line tackles, two assists and one tackle for a loss.
Other nominees were: Shilo Shoppel of East Alton-Wood River, Michael May of Civic Memorial, Sam Stemm of Marquette and Billy Mathis of Roxana.
CO-OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
CM quarterback Adam Hill and Roxana running back Logan Reardon share the Offensive Back of the Week honors for Week 4. Hill was 23 of 36 with 266 yards passing and two touchdowns in a 41-29 loss to Triad. Reardon carried the rock 28 times for 220 yards rushing and three touchdowns in Roxana's 39-26 win over Vandalia.
Other nominees were: Lavonte Hobbs of Alton, Drayton Daughtery of EA-WR and Danny Holtz of Marquette.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
Seth Chester of Roxana put together nine solo tackles and four assists for 13 total tackles in the Shells' Week 4, 39-26 victory against Vandalia to garner Defensive Back of the Week honors.
Other nominees were: Nick Newell of CM, Josh Lovings of Alton, Brady McAfee of Marquette and Justin Englar of EA-WR.