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updated: 10/19/2016 11:35 PM

Week 8: Vernon Hills' Hull, Glenbard North's James earn MVP honor

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  • Kyle Hull

    Kyle Hull

  • Devonte Amos

    Devonte Amos

  • Bret Bushka

    Bret Bushka

  • Bobby Collins

    Bobby Collins

  • Jace James

    Jace James

  • Jake Miller

    Jake Miller

  • Jimmy Trieb

    Jimmy Trieb

  • Logan Weber

    Logan Weber

 
Daily Herald report

Vernon Hills senior quarterback Kyle Hull and Glenbard North senior cornerback Jace James have earned Daily Herald MVP distinction for their performances in Week 8 of the high school football season.

OFFENSE

Kyle Hull, Vernon Hills: Hull's heck of an effort led to a heck of a win. The senior quarterback scored from 8 yards out and tossed the go-ahead conversion pass with 56 seconds left as the Cougars edged previously unbeaten Glenbrook North 26-25. Hull also threw for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns, helping the Cougars clinch a playoff berth.

Devonte Amos, Rolling Meadows: The senior all-around threat was especially effective in the pass game against Hersey, finishing with 6 catches for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a long score of 68 yards. Amos also contributed 31 yards and a rushing touchdown for the MSL East champs.

Bret Bushka, Glenbard East: It all came together for the 5-10, 170-pound sophomore quarterback in a 35-14 Upstate Eight Valley Division win over West Chicago. Bushka ran for touchdowns of 2 and 17 yards and threw for scores of 9 and 33 yards. Bushka ran 16 times for 80 yards and completed 13 of 18 passes for 155 yards.

Bobby Collins, Cary-Grove: Cary-Grove's triple-option quarterback was the best option in a 50-6 nonconference victory over South Elgin. Collins (6-0, 170) entered the game with 4 rushing touchdowns, but the senior doubled that total with scoring runs of 28, 2, 15 and 3 yards. He gained a team-high 125 yards on 8 carries to help the Trojans improve to 7-1.

DEFENSE

Jace James, Glenbard North: The Northwestern recruit again showcased his overall game in a 29-15 DuPage Valley Conference victory over Metea Valley. The 6-1, 165-pound senior cornerback intercepted 2 passes, made 6 tackles and forced a fumble. James added 6 receptions for 160 yards. He also punted and returned punts.

Jake Miller, Westminster Christian: After making an inaugural postseason appearance last season, Westminster Christian became playoff eligible again with a fifth victory, thanks in part to the contributions of this active senior cornerback. Miller (6-0, 165) helped lead the Warriors to a 27-2 victory over South Beloit by making a team-best 11 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack as Westminster Christian improved to 5-3.

Jimmy Trieb, Buffalo Grove: The senior all-around athlete got things started off well in the Bison's 42-14 victory at Elk Grove, returning a blocked punt 14 yards for the game's first score. Trieb was only getting started and ended up with 2 rushing and 2 passing scores for a total of 5 TDs as BG limit Elk Grove to 43 yards rushing.

Logan Weber, Antioch: The Sequoits are 8-0, and their defense is a big reason why. The senior cornerback spearheaded another strong defensive effort in a 42-14 win over North Chicago. He returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown and also forced a fumble as the Sequoits pitched a shutout for three quarters.

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