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updated: 9/13/2012 2:04 PM

Football: Week 3 MVPs

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  • Joe Hoscheit

    Joe Hoscheit

  • Ian Bunting

    Ian Bunting

  • Pat Kuefner

    Pat Kuefner

  • Tim Manczko

    Tim Manczko

  • Jonathan Wells

    Jonathan Wells

  • Hayden Adams

    Hayden Adams

  • Colin Castagna

    Colin Castagna

  • Anthony Cloe

    Anthony Cloe

  • Damario Hughes

    Damario Hughes

  • Gary Koehring

    Gary Koehring

Daily Herald report

St. Charles East senior fullback Joe Hoscheit and Willowbrook junior defensive back Hayden Adams have been selected MVPs by the Daily Herald for their peformances in Week 3 of the high school football season.

Hoscheit scored twice, including a 56-yard run with 1:19 left to pace the Saints to victory against St. Charles East, while Adams had 3 interception and 8 pass breakups to help the Warriors defeat York for the first time since 2003.


Joe Hoscheit, St. Charles East: The 6-foot, 215-pound fullback paced the Saints' 23-13 Upstate Eight River victory over rival St. Charles North. In addition to his usual linebacker duties, the senior captain ran for 2 touchdowns, converted a first down running and another passing out of fake punts, and clinched the win on a tackle-breaking 56-yard touchdown catch with 1:19 left.


Ian Bunting, Hinsdale Central: Helping the Red Devils to their first 3-0 start since 2006, Bunting had a field day catching the ball in a 34-25 West Suburban Silver win over previously unbeaten Proviso West. The 6-foot-6, 196-pound junior receiver snagged 7 catches for 213 yards -- an average of 30 yards a catch -- and 2 scores.

Pat Kuefner, Hampshire: This 5-foot-10, 160-pound running back touched the ball only 5 times, but he maximized his opportunities in a 46-20 victory against Grayslake Central. The senior made 2 catches for 142 yards, including touchdown receptions of 58 and 75 yards. Kuefner also finished with 3 carries for 83 yards, highlighted by a 63-yard scoring jaunt.

Tim Manczko, Conant:The two-way player did it all in Conant's 41-34 triumph over Rolling Meadows. Manczko caught 9 passes for 146 yards and ran for 34 yards while scoring 4 touchdowns. The senior also made the biggest play of the game on the other side of the ball as his fourth-quarter interception thwarted a game-tying drive.

Jonathan Wells, Grant: All's well that ends (with) Wells. The junior running back's fourth-quarter touchdown runs of 49 and 20 yards helped the Bulldogs stave off Wauconda 46-39. Wells, whose 36-yard TD sprint started the scoring for Grant, finished with 191 rushing yards on 22 carries.


Hayden Adams, Willowbrook: Beating York for the first time since 2003 took a stellar defensive effort from Willowbrook led by Adams. The Warriors' 6-foot-1, 170-pound junior cornerback had 3 interceptions, 8 pass breakups and 8 tackles in a 28-23 victory over the Dukes. Adams also caught 5 passes for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns.


Colin Castagna, Barrington: Slowing down the Prospect offense had been a difficult task in the early part of the season but behind Castagna's effort, the Knights managed only a fourth-quarter touchdown in Barrington's 42-6 win. The junior linebacker registered 7 tackles, 4 sacks, a tackle for loss and a forced fumble.

Anthony Cloe, Antioch: The junior's special game started with a special-teams play, as his 80-yard kickoff return midway through the opening quarter led to the Sequoits' first touchdown. Later, the strong safety recovered a fumble and intercepted a pass, as the Sequoits defeated Vernon Hills 22-10.

Damario Hughes, Huntley: This Huntley safety was instrumental in the Red Raiders' 30-7 road victory over defending Class 6A champion Prairie Ridge, which had scored 100 points in its first two games. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound senior not only forced 2 fumbles, he combined with teammate Mike Andrews to stop the Wolves on fourth-and-inches at the Huntley 18-yard line in the first quarter. Hughes finished with 7 tackles.

Gary Koehring, Kaneland: A 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior linebacker and a two-year starter, Koehring owned the field yet again in a 42-0 win over Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover foe Sterling. Facing an unbeaten team ranked sixth in Class 5A, Koehring made 10 tackles -- including 4 for lost yardage and a sack -- while helping limit Sterling to 78 yards of offense.

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