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Top standouts, best performances in Week 10 of the Illinois high school football season

We're taking a look at the top performers from Week 10 of the Illinois high school football season

By Mike Carpinelli

Listed below are some of the top standouts and performers from high school football games throughout the Lincoln State: 

Lynel Billups-Williams, WR, Crete-Monee

Billups caught three first-half touchdown passes of 35, 56, and 73 yards to help Crete-Monee take a 33-6 lead into the intermission. The Warriors won 53-13 and will move on to play Simeon next week.

Ryan Boe, QB, Batavia

Boe threw for two scores and added a touchdown on the ground to lead Batavia to a 42-0 win against Rockford Guilford to advance in the 7A playoffs. 

Marcus Brown, QB, Brother Rice

Brown, a junior quarterback for the Crusaders, rushed for 91 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns to help 24th-seeded Brother Rice take down ninth-seeded Jacobs (Algonquin) 27-0. 

Troyer Carlson, QB, Kaneland

After a slow offensive start to the game for Kaneland, the junior quarterback rallied for 250 yards and three second-half passing touchdowns to help Kaneland to a 35-14 first round win over Riverside-Brookfield

Andre Crews, RB, Simeon

Crews continued his strong senior season with four touchdowns in the Wolverines' 45-8 opening-round win against Oak Forest, 

Jacob Donahue, QB, Grayslake North

Donahue threw five touchdown passes in three quarters of play to lead Grayslake North to a 55-0 win against Senn (Chicago) while breaking the school's all-time passing touchdown record.

Tyler Erkman, WR/DB, Lake Zurich

Erkman was all over the field in a 48-6 Lake Zurich win against Larkin. He intercepted a pass on defense, returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown, and had a 79-yard touchdown reception to help his team advance to the second round of the 7A playoffs.

Karsten Libby, DB, Wheaton North

Libby, a senior safety for Wheaton North led their defensive effort with two interceptions (the first returned for a 17-yard touchdown to start the second half) en route to a 35-14 victory against Willowbrook.

Chris Lofgren, RB, Marist

Lofgren led an impressive Marist offensive effort with 29 carries for 211 yards and three second-half touchdowns to help the RedHawks to a 42-28 first round win in the 8A bracket.

Jaden McGee, RB, Neuqua Valley

After missing parts of three games this season, a healthy McGee got Neuqua Valley off to a great start in the first round of the 8A playoffs with 145 yards rushing and three touchdowns in a 37-0 victory against Lane Tech.

Jake Melion, RB, York

The Dukes' junior running back rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns as York defeated Oswego East 31-10 and kept their undefeated going.

Andrew Skarzynski, QB, Andrew

Skarzynski threw a 44-yard touchdown pass and had a 28-yard rushing touchdown en route to a 28-18 win against Huntley, which was the school's first playoff victory since 2011.

Kyle Steinhofer, WR, South Elgin

The senior receiver had seven catches for 95 yards and two scores, added a rushing touchdown and made three extra-point kicks to help fourth-seeded South Elgin escape No. 29 seed Belleville East with a 28-20 victory.

DJ Stewart, RB, St. Rita

Stewart celebrated his birthday with a huge performance in a 27-14 first round victory over Geneva. He rushed for 153 yards and two scores to lead the offensive effort.

Korey Tai, QB, Glenbard West

Tai was a dual threat on Saturday with three touchdowns in the air and one on the ground. He helped the Hilltoppers to a 38-7 to advance to the second round of 7A playoff play.

Charley Thompson, RB, Warren Township

Warren’s offense fed Thompson the ball 30 times and he rushed for 159 yards, including a 25-yard score before the half, to help Warren take down Stevenson 26-14.

Tyler Vasey, QB, Prairie Ridge

Vasey had yet another unbelievable performance on Saturday with 384 yards and six touchdowns on the ground and a passing touchdown to help win a 63-55 shootout against Crystal Lake South.

Kivlin Van Tassel, WR, Joliet Catholic

Van Tassel caught touchdown passes of 23, 25, and 34 yards in three quarters of action during a 43-6 Joliet Catholic rout of Phillips. 

Dominic Voegele, QB, Columbia

Voegele passed for 331 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 95 yards in a 41-28 loss to Murphysboro on Friday night.

Luke Williams, WR/DB, Naperville North

The junior shined on both sides of the ball on Friday with eight catches for 168 yards and a touchdown as well as nine tackles and an interception on defense from his safety spot.

Nate Wrublik, RB, Lemont

Wrublik had an impressive showing with 24 carries for 218 yards and three touchdowns to help lead Lemont to a convincing 55-14 victory over Eisenhower.

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