Prime Time Performer: September 24 – 29

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.

Tyler Burris (Glenwood Linebacker) The only undefeated in the CS8 needed some extra time to stay that way in Week Six. Obviously Luke Lehnen could be on the list again with five touchdowns to his name but how about Tyler Burris’ two fumble recoveries? Burris recovered the game winner in overtime to lock up a big time win over the Generals.

Taryn Wallace (Springfield High Wide Receiver) Rashad Rochelle and Justin Bivins had monster games against SHG. Taryn Wallace really emerged as a scoring option to add to the nightmare defensive coordinators have to prepare for when Springfield pops up on the scouting report. Cam Jones and Taryn Wallace have the speed on the outside to torch any secondary. 

Conor McCormick (Williamsville Quarterback) Welcome to the big stage sophomore! Williamsville has a long line of successful quarterbacks and after Damon Coady, it will be McCormick who takes over. With Coady under concussion watch, McCormick led the offense against Pleasant Plains and scored all three touchdowns for the Bullets.

Sam Mount (North Mac Linebacker) North Mac and Auburn locked into a defensive battle in Week Six and it was Sam Mount’s play on defense that delivered what proved to be the game winning score. Mount had a pick six from 22 yards out in the second quarter to take down the Trojans. 

McKenzie Smith (Pleasant Plains Volleyball) Twice last week Pleasant Plains took down Lutheran High and both times, McKenzie Smith led the way for the Cardinals. In the Sangamon County championship, Smith tallied 12 kills for Plains to help them bring home the top hardware in 2018. 

Brady Fletcher (Riverton Soccer) He’s only a junior and he doesn’t even go to school at Riverton, but he’s in the record books there now. The Tri-City forward set the new school record (68) for goals scored in a career last week as part of the co-op with Riverton and Tri-City soccer. Fletcher has his senior season to add to the accomplishment, watch out for the Hawk-nadoes!

Tristen Tewes (Pleasant Plains Linebacker) If you’ve played offense in the Sangamo in the last three seasons and carried the football, chances are you’ve been tackled by Tristen Tewes. Pleasant Plains’ senior linebacker broke the school record for career tackles last week, setting the new mark at 297…and he’s still not done. 

Graham Turk (Glenwood Cross Country) In case you haven’t seen the Glenwood cross country team yet…they’re really good. The Titans brought home first place at the Peoria High Invite last Saturday at Detweiller Park, the same place they’ll race at state in a couple weeks. Graham Turk led the Titans with a  second place finish with a time of 15:05.5.

Isabel Hudspeth (PORTA Volleyball) The PORTA Bluejays are the Rushville Tournament champions! Led by all tournament team selection Isabel Hudspeth, the Bluejays went 5-0 on Saturday to bring home the hardware. Hudspeth had 46 kills to lead PORTA.

Faith Washko (SHG Volleyball) SHG volleyball brought home a first place trophy last weekend from the Pekin Tournament. Two Cyclones were named to the all tournament team….we’ll give the nod to Faith Washko for Prime Time Performer this week because she had 23 digs in the final two games to help SHG seal the championship.

Isaiah Sexton (Southeast Safety) A lot of talk on the East Side has been about their offense and rightfully so with Stuart Ross, Deon Fairlee and the guys racking up some major yardage. It was the defense that delivered in Week Six though, led by Isaiah Sexton at safety. Sexton had three interceptions for the Spartans to help them beat U-High on the road for their second victory of the season.

Madison Humke (Glenwood Golf) Nothing like going out on top! Madison Humke got a taste of first place in the Central State Eight as a freshman and now she’s back again as a senior. Glenwood’s golfer won the CS8 girls golf tournament with a 75, to beat the competition by four strokes last week.

Elizabeth Curtin (Taylorville Volleyball) Another tournament champion over the weekend was the Taylorville Tornadoes against a tough Riverton field. Elizabeth Curtin led the way for the Tornadoes with 48 kills and 14 blocks, being a beast at the net to help the purple and gold bring home first.