Tuesday, September 21, 2010

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Illinois College

The Forester football program announced their players of the week from the Illinois College game on Monday.

The offensive player of the week was junior offensive lineman Gil Munoz, who had a tremendous day blocking for the Foresters. Munoz, who is charged with making all of the line adjustments performed at a very high level, and did not give up a sack in the game against the Blueboys. Gil attended De La Salle High School in Chicago.

The defensive player of the week was outside linebacker Tanner Compton. The senior from Macon, Missouri, had a great game recording his second career interception, and leading the Foresters with 8 unassisted tackles and 14 overall. Compton also served as the intensity leader of the Foresters and helped keep the defense working hard through 100 plays.

The special teams player of the week was senior punter Anthony Garetto. Garetto, who was the defensive player of the week last week, had a tremendous game punting for the Foresters. His leg accounted for three significant changes in field position, and twiced pinned the Blueboys deep in their own territory, including a 2nd quarter punt that pinned them on their own two yard line. Of his 6 punts, two were downed inside the 20, and two were fair caught. His 36.5 yard net punting average was outstanding considering the windy conditions in Jacksonville. Anthony played his high school ball at Marist High School in Chicago.

The scout team player of the week was sophomore running back Thomas Wilson. Thomas, who played his prep football at Culver Military Academy, bounced back from a nagging finger injury and provided a tremendous look for the Forester defense. His running ability was put on display and has provided the coaches with some enthusiasm towards his playmaking ability for the next couple of weeks.