Here are this week’s candidates for the Welcome Home Realty 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.
Liam Monahan (Pawnee Football) Saturday football meant we got the chance to see some eight man action and boy did Pawnee put on a show. Liam Monahan helped the Indians rally for a huge comeback to pick up win number four on the season. Monahan found the endzone four times in a 46-44 victory for the Indians.
Kameron Whiteman (Lincoln Wide Receiver) The Railsplitters had to wait 24 hours to finish up their game against Collinsville but it was absolutely worth it. Kameron Whiteman caught a few touchdown passes in the game, but saved the best for last. With just 3 seconds left on the clock, in the corner of the endzone, falling out of bounds to give Lincoln their first win of the season.
Caroline Jachino (Pleasant Plains Cross Country) Saturday’s Springfield High Cross Country Invite is sort of the who’s who in central Illinois cross country midway through the season and of course, it’s Creighton bound Caroline Jachino out front. Pleasant Plains’ senior start finished with a time of 18:49 to win the girls side of things and continue her quest to Detweiler.
Austin Herkert (Taylorville Running Back) Looking for a star on this year’s Taylorville team that is now 5-0? We found one in Austin Herkert. The senior running back rushed for 230 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Tornadoes’ win over Mattoon.
Deyon Jackson (MacArthur Quarterback) Welcome back Deyon! After missing Week Four against Rochester, MacArthur’s quarterback put up video game numbers against Southeast in his return. Jackson threw for 234 passing yards and three touchdowns. He also ran for 222 yards and five rushing touchdowns. Have a day Deyon!
Ben Gilbert (Maroa-Forsyth Wide Receiver) Worried about the go-to guys for Maroa? Josh Jostes and company sure aren’t through five weeks. Not only has Wade Jostes and Bryson Boes emerged as Sangamo stars, but Ben Gilbert shouldered some of the load in Week Five at Pleasant Plains catching three passes for 121 yards and two scores and rushing for 23 yards. This Trojan offense is as good as ever!
Narkel Leflore (Glenwood Running Back) The Titans offense is as good as you think it is. There’s a lot of options, but the go-to this season so far has been Narkel Leflore. He did it again on Friday night against a tough Jacksonville team, rushing for 287 yards and two scores and catching a pass for 26 yards.
Jacob DuRocher (Rochester Running Back) Speaking of excellent running backs, Derek Leonard has one out in Rochester. Leading the league in rushing through five weeks is the junior tailback who added 148 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns, 96 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown to his already incredible stat line for 2019.
Deyson Davis (Athens Running Back) A lot of the attention in Athens gets thrown to Nic Laird, and he deserves it for the career he’s putting together. But junior running back Deyson Davis is making a name for himself as well and will be a monster for the remainder of the 2019 season and in 2020 for all Sangamo foes. Davis rushed for 138 yards and two scores against Auburn in the huge Warrior victory on Friday.
Grant Ripperda (Williamsville Running Back) The Bullets backfield is absolutely loaded. Not only is junior quarterback Conor McCormick playing like the Sangamo MVP through five weeks, but senior running back Grant Ripperda is torching defenses as well. Rippy had 53 rushing yards and 118 receiving yards against North Mac on Friday night.
Megan and Morgan Rahn (SHG Volleyball) The Cyclones stormed through Rochester and the City tournament last week to make a serious statement about where this team is headed this season. Morgan and Megan Rahn were absolute monsters for the Cyclone offense that doesn’t feature a lot of height, but with these two, they don’t need it.
Brady Butler (Rochester Soccer) The Rocket offense isn’t just explosion on the football field. The soccer team has stormed through the CS8 so far this year and that includes a big road win at SHG last week. Brady Butler scored two goals against the Cyclones to help keep the Rockets unbeaten in CS8 play.