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 7 winners for '15.
CO-OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK
The Alton Redbirds and Marquette Catholic Explorers share the Offensive Line of the Week Award for Week 7. Alton protected for 430 yards in a 42-12 win over Granite City, its first of the year. The Redbirds' line is comprised of Zach Llewellyn, Ben Rakowski, Cody Markle, Ja'Quez Roberson and Evan Meyer. The Explorers helped lead the offense to a 66-20 win over Bunker Hill. They are made up of Tyler Menke, Sam Stemm, Marshall Youngblood, Conner Morrissey, Adam Strozewski and Sam Dooling.
OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
JORDAN HAWKINS — ROXANA SHELLS
Sophomore Jordan Hawkins earns Offensive Back of the Week accolades after hauling the rock 25 times for 254 yards and two scores in Week 7's 20-0 win over Gillespie.
Other nominees: Davion Peebles of Marquette, Corey Price of CM, Chris Hamby of EA-WR and Keenan Stegall of Alton.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
SAM STEMM — MARQUETTE EXPLORERS
Stemm picked up five line tackles, four assists and two sacks for a total of 11 tackles in the 66-20 win over Bunker Hill on the road.
Other nominees: Austin Reams of CM, Zach Kincade of EA-WR, Billy Mathis of Roxana and Asa Collins of Alton.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
MARCUS HARTNETT — ROXANA SHELLS
Hartnett of the Shells had one solo tackle and one assist for two total tackles to accompany three interceptions in Roxana's 20-0 win over Gillespie.
Other nominees: Rikki Lafferty of CM, Jonathan Bumpers of Alton and Brian Nagy of Marquette.