Prime Time Performer: October 8 – 13

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.

Dathan and Drey Maton (Glenwood XC) One of the toughest cross country conferences in the state kicked off their meet on Saturday morning in Decatur. Dathan and Drey Maton put Glenwood in the top three with a first and second place finish. Dathan came in first with a time of 15:43.8 with Drey right behind him in second at 15:47.8.

Brady Fletcher (Riverton Soccer) For the first time in school history, the Riverton Hawks are regional champions on the soccer field. Junior Brady Fletcher, also the school’s record holder for goals scored in a career carried the Hawknadoes to victory on Saturday against SHG with a goal and an assist to stop the Cyclones and make history for Riverton.

Brandon Odam (Taylorville Quarterback) When the times got tough, the tough got going and that was Brandon Odam on Friday night. The senior quarterback kept the Tornadoes undefeated with a performance that will go down in Taylorville history. He ran for 121 yards and three touchdowns while passing for 108 yards and one touchdown to beat Mt. Zion.

Athens Offensive Line – We don’t do this often, but it’s fine time the Warriors offensive line deserves some love. Logan Bushong, Jesse Peters, John Carter, Payton Shaffer and Riley Hughes have been taking care of business all year long and have the Warriors sitting at 6-2 entering Week 9 against New Berlin. Nic Laird, Caleb Orme and Dalton DiGiovanna have been running wild to power the Athens’ offense and the boys up front have been creating holes for them to run through while keeping Jack Richards safe at quarterback.

Luke Lehnen (Glenwood Quarterback) Glenwood is still undefeated and for the first time since any of the Titan players have been alive, the red and white are Central State Eight conference champions. Luke Lehnen made sure the Titans locked up at least a share of the conference title with a seven touchdown performance against Southeast. For our money, he’s the Central State Eight player of the year and guess what? He’s only a junior.

Lucas Western (Pleasant Plains Running Back) A week after the air attack was the hero for Pleasant Plains, the Cardinals went to the ground against New Berlin. Lucas Western carried the rock against the Pretzels to power the offense for 143 yards on the ground and four rushing touchdowns to lead Plains to their fifth win of the season. 

Wolf Brethorst (Springfield High Forward) Wolf called game with three seconds left. Springfield High forward Wolf Brethorst nailed the game winning goal against U-High to help the Senators eventually clinch a share of the Central State Eight conference title. It doesn’t get much more clutch than that.

Caroline Jachino (Pleasant Plains Runner) No matter the sport, no matter the season, you can always find Caroline Jachino’s name on Prime Time Performer at least once a month. The Pleasant Plains’ junior won another Sangamo conference title, this one on the cross country course with a  time of 19:33 last week at Illini Central.

Noah McIntyre (Athens Runner) You might recognize the last name….Athens’ cross country had a McIntyre win the Sangamo conference race last week with a time of 16:31. This time it’s Noah McIntyre winning for the Warriors with Wyatt running at Illinois. McIntyre and the Warriors took home first place for the boys in the conference.