Prime Time Performer: Aug 27 – Sept 1

Here are this week’s candidates for Prime Time Performer.

You can vote once every 12 hours until the polls close on Friday at 5 p.m.

The winner will receive a $20 gift card to Dublin Pub.

Jeffrey Wells (MacArthur Running Back) His first carry of the season was a successful one and the time he touched the ball Saturday night, he sealed up the win. MacArthur’s Jeffrey Wells took a pitch and scored a 74 yard touchdown in the first quarter against Jacksonville. In the fourth quarter, Wells picked off a pass as Jacksonville tried to march down the field for a game winning drive.

Justin Bivins (Springfield High Running Back) After struggling offensively in Week one, the Senators lit up the scoreboard on the East Side in Week two. Justin Bivins led the Solons with four touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime to give Springfield a much needed win over their crosstown rivals.

Kameron Floyd (Athens Running Back) Senior leaders stepping up makes a huge difference in big games. Kameron Floyd did just that for the Warriors on Friday night against Pleasant Plains. Floyd had six carries for 65 yards against the Cardinals and 66 receiving yards. Floyd found the end zone twice on passes from Jack Richards as Athens pulled away for the big time Sangamo win.

Jason Hansbrough (Glenwood Running Back) Everyone in central Illinois knows what happened with Glenwood on Friday night and now everyone knows about Jason Hansbrough. The Titans junior running back had a touchdown on the ground, through the air and made a huge interception at the goal line to end the third quarter. Hansbrough did a little bit of everything to help Chatham end their losing streak to the Cyclones.

Clay Bruno (Rochester Quarterback) Everyone is more comfortable at home and in the Rockets home opener, we got to see the new quarterback ball out. Junior Clay Bruno had 55 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown; 237 passing yards and 3 passing touchdowns against U-High. Maybe more importantly, Bruno didn’t throw an interception either.

McKenzie Smith (Pleasant Plains Volleyball) Two big conference games and two big wins for the Pleasant Plains Cardinals volleyball team last week. McKenzie Smith led the way for the birds, including a big time, ten kill performance against their rivals from Williamsville.

Abby Madonia (SHG Volleyball) SHG needed to rebound from their first conference loss to U-High and senior hitter Abby Madonia helped make that happen. The Cycs traveled to Chatham and came away with a two set sweep led by Madonia at the net.

Yemi Odugbesen (Taylorville Wide Receiver) Coming to Taylorville, Yemi Odugbesen knew he had the chance to put up some numbers after seeing what Brandon Odam and Justin Wright did in their junior seasons as Tornadoes. Yemi showed on Friday he’s ready to be a big part of that with 335 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns. Those receiving numbers land him on the IHSA all time record list at fifth for a single game. 

Brady Fletcher (Riverton Soccer) The Tri-City product scored the game’s only goal to give the Hawknadoes the win over Pleasant Plains in the Four Corners Classic championship on Saturday morning. Fletcher has the Riverton soccer team at 7-0 to start the season, keep an eye on the Hawknadoes.

Bryce Hiler (North Mac Running Back) Heading back home after a tough Week 1 loss, the North Mac Panthers got a big second half to put away PORTA. Bryce Hiler had himself a game at running back, putting up 159 yards and two scores against the Bluejays.

Narkel Leflore (Lanphier Running Back) After a tough opening week, Lanphier responded in a big way on Friday night. The Lions got 241 rushing yards and three touchdowns from Narkel Leflore against Eisenhower. Guess it’s time to put Leflore on the big board for fantasy every week.

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