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 8 winners for '15.
OFFENSIVE LINE OF THE WEEK
The Marquette Catholic Explorers won the Offensive Line of the Week for Week 8 by blocking for 425 yards of offense in a 67-18 victory over Metro East Lutheran at Public School Stadium. Marquette's offensive line is comprised of: Tyler Menke, Sam Stemm, Marshall Youngblood, Conner Morrissey, Adam Strozewski and Sam Dooling.
CO-OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
JESSE SIMMONS AND TREY AGUIRRE — MARQUETTE EXPLORERS
Marquette wide receiver Jesse Simmons snared six catches for 126 yards and three touchdowns in Week 8's win. He also was 1 for 1 throwing the ball, completing a 25-yard TD pass. Aguirre, the senior quarterback for the Explorers, was 12 of 15 passing for 228 yards and five TDs. Aguirre was also the recipient of Simmons' TD pass.
Other nominees were: Dylan Sutton of CM, Justin Englar of EA-WR, Keenan Stegall of Alton and Jordan Hawkins of Roxana.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
ZACH KINCADE — EA-WR OILERS
EA-WR's Zach Kincade earns Defensive Lineman of the Week after picking up seven line tackles, eight assists and three sacks for a total of 18 tackles in Week 8's 32-12 loss at Kincaid (South Fork).
Other nominees were: Austin Reams of CM, Sam Stemm of Marquette, Jordan Hawkins of Roxana and Ke'Ontay Holmes of Alton.
DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE WEEK
CHANDLER ECKHOFF — EA-WR OILERS
Eckhoff of the Oilers compiled six solo tackles, one assist and one sack for a total of eight tackles in EA-WR's setback to South Fork in Week 8.
Other nominees were: Rikki Lafferty of CM, Kevin Caldwell of Alton, Treven Swingler of Marquette and Jarod Foiles of Roxana.