Mundelein's Patrick, IC Catholic Prep's Cooke garner Week 2 MVP honors

  • Shawn Patrick

    Shawn Patrick

  • Cole Conn

    Cole Conn

  • Ethan Nelson

    Ethan Nelson

  • Mike DiGioia

    Mike DiGioia

  • Kevin Cooke

    Kevin Cooke

  • Jason Burburija

    Jason Burburija

  • Dayven Shinhoster

    Dayven Shinhoster

  • Jake Magad

    Jake Magad

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/11/2019 6:45 PM

Mundelein's Shawn Patrick and IC Catholic Prep's Kevin Cooke are the Daily Herald offensive and defensive MVPs, respectively, for their efforts on the football field in Week 2.



Shawn Patrick, Mundelein: Coach Vince DeFrancesco complimented the junior halfback for his run-blocking in the Mustangs' 31-13 win over Grayslake Central. Patrick ran the ball exceptionally well too, rushing for 238 yards and 4 touchdowns on 23 carries. His efforts helped the Mustangs earn their first victory for their first-year coach.

Cole Conn, St. Charles East: This multisport athlete saved his best for last in a 33-28 home win over Carmel. The 6-foot, 170-pound running back carried 29 times for 201 yards -- 139 in the second half -- and scored 3 touchdowns. The senior's 50 total yards fueled the Saints' game-winning drive, which culminated in his 6-yard touchdown run with 56 seconds left.

Ethan Nelson, Waubonsie Valley: The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior quarterback was a model of efficiency in Waubonsie Valley's 40-20 victory over Libertyville. Nelson completed 15 of 17 passes -- one of the incompletions was a spike near the end of the first half -- for 202 yards and touchdown tosses of 33, 6 and 30 yards.

Mike DiGioia, Schaumburg: The Saxons' 5-foot-9 junior running back was a key player in his team's 55-28 Mid-Suburban crossover win against Wheeling. He rushed 19 times for 219 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 7 and 13 yards as the Saxons rolled up over 400 yards on the ground in improving to 1-1 for the season.

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Kevin Cooke, IC Catholic Prep: Against the defending Class 5A champion the 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior linebacker helped limit Joliet Catholic to 24 yards rushing in the first half of the Knights' 22-12 nonconference win. Cooke totaled 19 tackles, including a key tackle for loss on fourth down, one of his several fourth-down stops.

Jason Burburija, Crystal Lake South: Some players don't accumulate in a season the stats this defensive end posted in a 27-8 Fox Valley Conference victory at Burlington Central. Also an all-FVC wrestler, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound senior made 10.5 tackles, 9 solo and 5 for a loss. He also finished with 4 sacks, including 2 on the same drive, to help the Gators even their record at 1-1.

Dayven Shinhoster, Barrington: In the Broncos' 42-0 win over Buffalo Grove, Shinhoster, a 6-foot-1 senior linebacker, led the shutout effort with 8 tackles, including 3 for lost yardage and one quarterback sack. The win, which improved Barrington to 1-1 for the season, was the program's 500th in its history.

Jake Magad, Lakes: The Eagles have produced 8 turnovers in their first two games, and the senior has literally had a hand in that statistic. The returning all-conference linebacker led the way defensively in a 28-0 shutout of Highland Park, registering 5 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.

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