The Forester Coaching staff announced their players of the week for the Illinois College Game:
Offensive Player of the Week: Senior WR Mike Peters (Buffalo, NY) - Mike recorded seven catches for thirty-nine yards. "Mike made a number of great catches, we just weren't able to get the ball to him in a position to make more yardage. His route running was exceptional," said Coach Catanzaro.
Defensive Player of the Week: Junior DB Joey Kropp (Arlington Heights, IL)- Joey recorded 8 solo tackles, and was in on 10 tackles in all. "In an otherwise disappointing day defensively, Joey was aggressive and found himself involved in both the run and pass defense throughout the game. I was quite pleased with his effort," commented Coach Catanzaro.
Scout Team Player of the Week: Freshman QB Justen Ruppe (Lake Oswego, OR)- Justen did a great job running the scout team offense for the Foresters. "Justen gave us a great look. We were able to work on some things that had been a big part of their offense the previous weeks," said Coach Catanzaro.
Lineman of the Week: Senior OG Paul Daizovi (Dania, FL)- Paul was physical in his blocking throughout the day, and much of the Foresters offensive production was found running behind Paul.
"Paul has given great leadership throughout the season. I also believe that the Paul worked his hardest throughout the game to keep our offensive line in a pushing mode. Paul could not have given more effort on Saturday," said Coach Catanzaro.
The Foresters return to action on Saturday at Farwell Field to take on the visiting Monmouth Scots.