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 7 winners for '16.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK
The Redbirds O-line blocked for 357 total yards and 4 touchdowns in Week 7's 41-27 loss to Granite City. The Alton O-line is made up of: Morris Adams, Michael Green, Donovan Porter, Cody Markle, Ben Rakoski, Ryan Kane and Marsel Tate.
CO-OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
TAYLOR PRICE — ALTON REDBIRDS
D'AVION PEEBLES — MARQUETTE EXPLORES
Alton's Taylor Price was 10-of-14 through the air for 295 yards and 3 TDs, while also adding 51 rushing yards and a score. D'Avion Peebles of the Explorers joins him as Co-Offensive Back of the Week after rushing for 3 TDs on 11 carries for 80 yards and passing for a 22-yard TD in a 48-0 shutout of Metro East Lutheran in Week 7.
Other nominees were: Christian Hunter of EA-WR, Cody McMillan of Roxana and David Lane of CM.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
LUKAS WESTBROOK — EA-WR OILERS
Lukas Westbrook of the Oilers finished 5 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, a tackle for a loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception in a 13-6 victory over South Fork in Week 7, earning him Defensive Lineman of the Week honors.
Other nominees were: Grady Womack of Alton, Ryan Harris of Roxana, Zachary Williams of CM and James Malone of Marquette.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
ZACH WELLS — EA-WR OILERS
EA-WR's Zach Wells garners Defensive Back of the Week honors after picking up 9 solo tackles, 5 assists, a tackle for a loss and an interception in a 13-6 win over South Fork in Week 7.
Other nominees were: Ahmed Sanders of Alton, Trey Kelly of Roxana, Camryn Gerhardt of CM and Jayce Maag of Marquette.