Prime Time Performer: September 10 – 15

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 Mariah’s.

Cade Eddington (Rochester Wide Receiver) Cade Eddington needed Week Three off due to an illness, but the Rockets’ wide receiver came back ready to roll against the Generals. Eddington catch six passes on Friday for 181 yards and the big score in the second half to help Rochester rally for the win over MacArthur.

Brandon Odam (Taylorville Quarterback) Another week in which Brandon Odam dominates the high school fantasy football standings. Odam put up 272 yards and four scores in the air along with 128 yards on the ground to lead Taylorville to another road victory. In case you’re wondering…Odam has over 1800 yards, 16 touchdowns to 1 interception and a completion percentage of over 70 in Weeks 1-4 this season. 

Rashad Rochelle (Springfield High Quarterback) Speaking of fantasy football…..welcome to the scene Rashad Rochelle. DP took a chance by drafting the freshman QB this week and it paid off big time. Rochelle racked up an amazing 61 fantasy points against Lanphier. In case you’re curious, that’s thanks to six passing touchdowns, one rushing score and 352 yards in the air against their crosstown rivals from the North Side. 

Vaughn Toyne (PORTA Quarterback) There’s a lot of quarterbacks on the list this week and maybe none more deserving for stepping up in the clutch than Toyne. PORTA finally got over that close game jinx and got a win, beating New Berlin on a last minute drive to help the Bluejays celebrating Homecoming in style. Toyne had himself quite a week, handling his TQT like a champ and orchestrating the game winning drive agains the Pretzels.

Ian Benner (Maroa-Forysth Quarterback) Josh Jostes has had some incredible quarterbacks come through his program and help make it into the powerhouse that is respected across the state. He’s ready to say that Ian Benner has the potential to be one of, if not the best to ever wear the Trojan uniform. Benner did a little bit of everything to beat the Bullets on Friday night, running for three scores and throwing for another.

Joey Lee (Pleasant Plains Soccer) Pleasant Plains needed a rebound game after losing to Riverton earlier in the week. Joey Lee stepped up and scored three goals against the Cardinals’ Sangamo rivals. Lee proved he’s not just a great leadoff man for the baseball team by burying a hat trick against the Bullets.

Drew Keller (Jacksonville Soccer) There’s only a few guys left from the Crimsons soccer squad that saw minutes at state a few years ago. Drew Keller is one of them for Jacksonville, controlling the midfield and stepping up to score when called upon. Keller found the back of the net three times against SHG last Thursday to help his team stay in the CS8 hunt behind U-High.

Zach Richmond (Springfield High Golf) We got out to the golf course last week to see what’s up at the City tournament. Zach Richmond made sure we remembered his name and gave the Solons some love. Richmond went on to win the 2018 City golf medalist honors on Thursday, edging out SHG’s Reid Taylor by one stroke. Richmond shot a one under par 107 for the week.

Sam McAfee (Pleasant Plains Football) Athletes, athletes, athletes. Pleasant Plains has them all. Multiple sport athletes make any team better and when you’re a Cardinal, you learn to win that way. Sam McAfee may not be the quarterback for the birds, but he still is able to make his mark and did so against the Trojans on Friday. He ran for 119 rushing yards against Auburn and found the end zone twice.