Rick Armstrong’s Aurora, Elgin and Naperville football rankings and players of the week for Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022 – Chicago Tribune
With records through Monday and previous rankings in parentheses.
1. Neuqua Valley 3-1 (2)
Next man up. Reserve Silvano Spatafora runs for 236 yards in a win against Naperville North.
2.Yorkville 4-0 (3)
Blake Kersting’s TDs on offense and defense set the stage for a Plainfield North showdown.
3. Geneva 4-0 (4)
Talyn Taylor’s TD catches of 71 and 49 yards help keep the Vikings unbeaten.
4. Jacobs 4-0 (6)
Joey Scrivani scores the decisive TD as the Eagles beat Prairie Ridge for the Fox Valley Conference lead.
5. St Charles North 3-1 (10)
North “Surges” past Wheaton North in the final minute.
6. Naperville Central 3-1 (7)
The Redhawks overpower Waubonsie Valley and gear up for Neuqua Valley.
7 South Elgin 4-0 (5)
Jacob Sullivan throws four TD passes against Larkin.
8. Batavia 2-2 (8)
Getting back on track, the Bulldogs offense was Ryan Boe-dacious.
9. Naperville North 3-1 (1)
No longer unbeaten, the Huskies will face high-scoring DeKalb at home.
10.Oswego East 3-1 (9)
Now the fun begins with the start of Southwest Prairie West play against West Aurora.
Senior running back Drew Surges scored on a 2-yard run with 49 seconds left and then threw a two-point conversion pass to tight end Jake Furtney to lift St. Charles North to a 22-21 win against defending Class 7A state champion Wheaton North .
Jacobs senior cornerback Ashton Niehaus had eight tackles, including one for loss on fourth-and-2 to stop Prairie Ridge on its final possession and preserve a 42-35 victory.