Congratulations to Week 6 Player of the Week winner Jackson Cook of Warrensburg-Latham, who helped lead the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win against Meridian with a huge performance in the passing game — seven catches for 186 yards and a touchdown.
Player of the week nominees
Denim Cook, St. Teresa
St. Teresa's Denim Cook, following the Bulldogs' loss to Central A&M, had a monster game to lead the Bulldogs' win against Clinton, leading his team with 20 carries for 291 yards and four touchdowns.
Jackson Cook, Warrensburg-Latham
Warrensburg-Latham's Jackson Cook helped lead the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win against Meridian with a huge performance in the passing game — seven catches for 186 yards and a touchdown.
Sage Davis, Mount Zion
Mount Zion's Sage Davis (22) was already having a good season going into Friday's game against Taylorville. But Davis took his game to a new level to help the Braves stay unbeaten, rushing 36 times for 286 yards and two TDs.
Gavin Dorn, Olney
In a showdown for first place in the Little Illini Conference, Olney's Gavin Dorn took control and led the Tigers to a win against Flora with 25 rushes for 153 yards and two touchdowns.
Trenton Hance, Newton
Newton badly needed a win to keep its playoff hopes alive, and got one thanks to its defense — a 15-14 overtime victory against Robinson. Trenton Hance led that defense with 17 tackles.
Connor Heaton, Central A&M
Central A&M quarterback Connor Heaton has been a big part of the Raiders' 6-0 start, and that continued in their win against Shelbyville, in which Heaton threw for 244 yards and six touchdowns.
Makail Stanley, Argenta-Oreana
Argenta-Oreana's Makail Stanley has been the area's most prolific rusher all season, and showed why in the Bombers' win against Villa Grove-Heritage. Stanley rushed 26 times for 264 yards and three touchdowns.