Congratulations to Week 7 Player of the Week winner Chase Woomer of Effingham, who helped lead the Hearts to a key Apollo Conference win against Taylorville with 163 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Player of the week nominees
Chris Brown, Monticello
Monticello junior Chris Brown had a huge game against Pontiac, returning the opening kickoff for a touchdown and adding three more rushing touchdowns as part of his nine carries and 153 yards.
Billy Fifer, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond
The Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond has broke off big plays with its ground game all season, and on Friday it was Billy Fifer's turn in the Knights' win against Sangamon Valley/Tri-City. Fifer rushed eight times for 108 yards and three touchdowns.
Beau Jones, Arcola
Arcola quarterback Beau Jones showed the rest of Class 1A the Purple Riders are far more than just Austin Hopkins on offense. Jones was 6-of-8 passing for 192 yards in Arcola's win against Tri-County, with five of those six passes going for touchdowns.
Chord Miller, St. Teresa
St. Teresa's Chord Miller only threw four passes on Friday in the Bulldogs' win against Sullivan-Okaw Valley, but he made the most of them. Miller was 3-for-4 passing for 152 yards and three touchdowns.
Karon Shelley, Eisenhower
The Eisenhower passing game had a huge night despite a loss to Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, and receiver Karon Shelley was a big part of it. Catching passes from teammate Brylan Phillips, who threw for 400 yards, Shelley had five catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns.
Josh Williams, Argenta-Oreana
Argenta-Oreana's offense came out firing on all cylinders in the Bombers' win against LSA, with quarterback Josh Williams rushing seven times for 159 yards and three touchdowns, and also passing for 57 yards and two more touchdowns — most all of it coming in the first half.
Chase Woomer, Effingham
The Hearts went to their ground game for their Week 7 win against Taylorville, with Effingham running back Chase Woomer leading the way with 163 yards and three touchdowns.