St. Edward's Wright, Fremd's Josten earn Week 6 MVP honors

 
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Updated 10/3/2018 7:38 PM
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  • Nick Wright

    Nick Wright

  • Ian Ridge

    Ian Ridge

  • Tyquan Cox

    Tyquan Cox

  • JeanMarc Etienne

    JeanMarc Etienne

  • Will Josten

    Will Josten

  • Matt Oliver

    Matt Oliver

  • Shiking Marshall

    Shiking Marshall

  • Dany Cervantes

    Dany Cervantes

Nick Wright of St. Edward and Will Josten of Fremd are the Daily Herald football MVPs for their performances in Week 6.

OFFENSE

Nick Wright, St. Edward: Every St. Edward quarterback was unavailable due to injury so the Green Wave turned to this veteran running back to take control of the offense. The 5-foot-11, 175-pound senior carried 49 times, including 35 direct snaps, for 289 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 21-14 victory at Chicago Christian (4-2). Wright sealed the Metro Suburban Red victory with the first completion of his career, a 20-yard pass to sophomore Anthony Cirrincione on fourth-and-10 from his own 47-yard line with 1:30 left.

Ian Ridge, Elk Grove: The Grens' 5-foot-8, 165-pound sophomore running back rushed for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns in a 38-21 Mid-Suburban East win over Wheeling. He scored on runs of 3, 43 and 20 yards. The victory snapped a 32-game losing streak for Elk Grove.

Tyquan Cox, Glenbard West: Cox started the Hilltoppers' 41-7 victory over Lyons Twp. with a 96-yard kick return for a touchdown and was only getting started. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound senior running back scored five of the team's six touchdowns. Cox rushed for 127 yards in three quarters and added 4 catches for 28 yards.

JeanMarc Etienne, Stevenson: The shifty running back has been making varsity defenders miss since last year, and the junior's production hasn't dipped this season. He scored 3 touchdowns against host Mundelein, all in the first half, as the Patriots won 43-0 to improve to 5-1. Etienne rushed 17 times for 117 yards and 2 TDs. His 3 receptions included one for a score.

DEFENSE

Will Josten, Fremd: Playing with a broken right hand, Fremd's 6-foot-3 senior defensive lineman led the Vikings' defense in a 14-0 shutout of Barrington in a Mid-Suburban West battle. Josten had a 22-yard interception return for a touchdown in addition to 6 tackles, 2 of which were for losses. Fremd evened its record at 3-3 with its third win in a row.

Matt Oliver, Naperville Central: Oliver helped the Redhawks to a fourth straight victory and their second this season over Naperville North. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound senior linebacker notched 14 tackles, including a sack, and 5 assists in a 50-21 win. Oliver also had a quarterback hurry and broke up two passes in coverage.

Shiking Marshall, South Elgin: This two-way athlete had 3 catches for 39 yards as a slot receiver, but his ability to catch deep throws was best demonstrated on defense. The 5-foot-10, 160-pound cornerback intercepted two Larkin passes over the middle -- including a ball the junior tipped to himself at the Larkin 30-yard line -- and nearly intercepted another in a 53-7 Upstate Eight Conference victory for the Storm (5-1).

Dany Cervantes, Wauconda: The senior linebacker scored one defensive touchdown in the Bulldogs' 35-12 win over visiting North Chicago and nearly had another. After returning an interception to the 2-yard line, he ripped the ball from the hands of a receiver after a reception and raced 55 yards the other way for a fumble-return TD. Cervantes also registered a pair of sacks.

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