Here are five players who stood out during Week 3 and received our first weekly ESPNChicago.com helmet stickers.
Plano’s Joseph Jones: Jones is the first of two Northwestern recruits to receive a sticker this week. Jones was the difference in Plano’s 38-20 win over Manteno this past week. He rushed for 192 yards and four touchdowns on 15 carries.
Aurora Christian’s Anthony Maddie: However Maddie touched the ball, Chicago Christian didn’t seem to have an answer for him last week. Maddie, a Western Michigan recruit, was 14-of-23 passing for 326 yards and five touchdowns. He also returned a punt for a touchdown in the 54-7 win.
Glenbrook South’s Kevin Schroeder: Glenbrook North and Glenbrook South don’t get together that often, so when they do, it means a whole lot. Schroeder, a senior running back, took advantage of his opportunity against Glenbrook North this past week, rushing for 186 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans’ 28-14 win.
Wheaton Warrenville South’s Dan Vitale: Wheaton Warrenville South’s offense had struggled throughout its first two games. In Week 3, Vitale made sure that didn’t happen again. Vitale, a Northwestern recruit, carried the ball 24 times for 179 yards and accounted for all three touchdowns in the Tigers’ 20-6 win over West Aurora.
Crystal Lake South’s Brad Walovitch: Few people have been able to celebrate their 18th birthday like Walovitch did against Cary-Grove. Aside from handing punting and kickoff duties, catching passes as a wide receiver, carrying the ball as a running back and breaking up passes and making tackles as a defensive back, Walovitch also kicked a game-winning 51-yard field goal in the final seconds to beat rival Cary-Grove.