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updated: 9/25/2013 9:25 PM

Football: Week 4 MVPs

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  • John Duvic

    John Duvic

  • Willie Bourbon

    Willie Bourbon

  • Drew David

    Drew David

  • Nick Kielbasa

    Nick Kielbasa

  • Scotty Miller

    Scotty Miller

  • Seth Sevenich

    Seth Sevenich

  • Hayden Adams

    Hayden Adams

  • Eddie Cardenas

    Eddie Cardenas

  • Emerson Kersten

    Emerson Kersten

  • Ryan Mullen

    Ryan Mullen

Daily Herald report

Benet senior kicker John Duvic and Marmion senior cornerback Seth Sevenich have earned Daily Herald MVP honors for the high school football performances in Week 4.

Duvic set a state record with 5 field goals, including a long of 50 yards, in Benet's 30-6 victory over defending Class 6A state champ Crete-Monee.

Sevenich had 2 interceptions in a 28-10 win at previously unbeaten Marian Central and also scored once on a pass reception.

Offensive players of the week

John Duvic, Benet: The Redwings' kicker and punter set a state record by booting five field goals in a 30-6 victory over defending Class 6A state champion Crete-Monee. Averaging 40 yards a field goal, Duvic, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior, blasted a long of 50 yards and had no field goals shorter than 34 yards.

Willie Bourbon, Stevenson: The Patriots never lost confidence in their veteran quarterback after a surprising 0-2 start. Against Libertyville, the junior played like a confident player. He threw for 257 yards and 2 touchdowns on 11-of-16 passing and rushed for 91 yards and 2 TDs in a 49-3 rout of Libertyville.

Drew David, Kaneland: Kaneland beat Northern Illinois Big 12 crossover foe Streator 42-0. Kaneland's senior quarterback did much of the damage. David completed 17 of 24 passes for 258 yards and 5 touchdowns. Helping Kaneland double Streator's time of possession, David also ran for 44 yards with a 17-yard TD run.

Nick Kielbasa, Hampshire: This 5-foot-9, 180-pound running back enjoyed a big night in a 34-16 victory over Grayslake Central in a Fox Valley Conference Fox Division tilt. The senior carried 19 times for 211 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 19, 1, 1 and 3 yards to help Hampshire improve to 3-1 for the first time since 2007.

Scotty Miller, Barrington: The speedy wideout had a huge impact on Barrington's 45-0 win at Buffalo Grove, delivering TD receptions of 80 and 56 yards and returning a punt 56 yards for another score as the Broncos improved to 4-0. Miller finished with 215 all-purpose yards and also had 4 tackles and a pass broken up while shadowing BG's top receiver.

Defensive players of the week:

Seth Sevenich, Marmion: This senior cornerback came up big in a huge 28-10 Suburban Christian Blue win at Marian Central. The 165-pounder intercepted 2 passes, clinching victory with the second, and broke up 2 other passes while adding a tackle. At receiver Sevenich opened the scoring on a 2-yard touchdown grab.

Hayden Adams, Willowbrook: Adams contributed greatly on both sides of the ball to help the Warriors top York 28-13. The 6-foot-3, 175-pound senior defensive back and wide receiver snared 2 interceptions, returning one 65 yards for a touchdown. Offensively Adams had 8 catches for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Eddie Cardenas, Rolling Meadows: Known in recent season for its offensive prowess, this year the Meadows defense is also stepping up. Eddie Cardenas led the way in Week 4 against visiting Conant with 3 sacks, 3 tackles for loss and 7 total tackles as the Mustangs were able to slow a potent Cougars attack in a 28-7 decison.

Emerson Kersten, Cary-Grove: A 5-foot-10, 169-pound defensive lineman and returning starter from last year's Class 6A runner-up, this senior switched to linebacker last week in place of injured senior Danny Nick, who tutored Kersten throughout the practice week. Kersten proved to be a quick study. He led the Trojans with 17 total tackles in a 34-0 shutout of previously unbeaten Dundee-Crown, Cary-Grove's second straight win.

Ryan Mullen, Lakes: The nose guard showed a nose for the football in helping the Eagles post a 35-0 shutout over crosstown-rival Antioch. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder piled up 7 tackles, including 2 for loss and a sack, in what coach Luke Mertens called "an outstanding day for a nose guard."

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