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Illinois high school football: Top standouts, best performances in Week 7 (10/7/2023)

Check out this week's top performances in Illinois high school football

We're taking a look at some of the top standouts and best performers from Illinois high school football games in Week 7.

See: Illinois Week 1 standouts | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6

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Alonzo Aldridge, RB/DB, Clemente

Aldridge was a playmaker in all three phases of the game in Clemente’s 12-0 win over Little Village. He intercepted two passes on defense, scored on a 60-yard punt return, and added a 40-yard rushing touchdown to handle all of the scoring for the Wildcats.

Robert Battle, QB, East St. Louis

Battle and the Flyers put up 53 points in the first half of a 59-0 win over Alton on Friday. The Lindenwood University commit completed seven of nine passes for 150 yards and three touchdowns. 

Aiden Clark, RB, Naperville Central

Clark had another impressive performance in Naperville Central’s 42-0 win over DeKalb to clinch a share of the DuPage Valley Conference. The junior rushed 23 times for 191 yards and two touchdowns.

Jake Curry, QB, Edwardsville

Curry had a huge performance in the Tigers' 49-45 come-from-behind victory over Belleville East. The Southern Illinois commit rushed for three touchdowns and he threw three touchdown passes, including the school-record 58th of his career.

Nicholas Day, RB, Antioch

Day was a huge part of a 64-point outburst by Antioch in its victory over Grant as the Sequoits remain undefeated. The senior scored six touchdowns and rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries to lead the Sequoits.

Caden DuMelle, RB, Jacobs

DuMelle, a sophomore fullback, had a record-setting night as he carried 31 times for 302 yards and four touchdowns in the Golden Eagles' 41-14 win over Crystal Lake Central. 

Darrion Dupree, RB, Mount Carmel

The Wisconsin commit helped lead the Caravan to a hard fought 21-9 victory over Fenwick in cold conditions on Friday. Dupree led the offensive charge with two of Mount Carmel’s three touchdowns.

Bryce Erkman, DB, Lake Zurich

Erkman was at the forefront of an impressive Bears' defensive effort in a 43-0 victory over Lake Forest. The sophomore intercepted two passes, including one in Lake Forest territory to set up a score.

Dierre Hill Jr., RB, Althoff

The playmaking junior had yet another impressive effort in the Crusaders' 41-22 victory over Mater Dei. Hill rushed for three touchdowns – from 3, 39, and 63 yards outs – to lead Althoff.

Jordan Kemp, RB, Lockport

Kemp came in for the second half for the Porters and could not be stopped. The senior rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns to help Lockport earn a 41-16 victory over Andrew and snap a three-game losing skid.

Logan Malachuk, QB, Nazareth Academy

Malachuk slung the ball all over the field in the Roadrunners' thrilling 31-30 victory over Brother Rice. The junior threw four touchdown passes and rallied Nazareth back from an 11-point third quarter deficit.

Christian Martyn, RB, Oswego East

Martyn put up a monster effort in Oswego East’s 14-13 come-from-behind victory over West Aurora. The senior ran for 249 yards on a heavy workload of 40 carries and scored the game-winning touchdown with 2:11 left.

Nathan Maul, QB, Minooka

Maul showed off his dual-threat ability while under center in Minooka’s 27-3 victory over Plainfield North. The senior threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another score in the winning effort.

Thomas Mulder, DL, Hersey

Mulder was a playmaker during the Huskies' dominant 42-7 victory over Rolling Meadows. The junior had a 71-yard scoop-and-score and also intercepted a pass and returned it down to the Rolling Meadows' 15-yard line to set up a score.

Will Nahza, WR/DB, Barrington

Nahza made plays on both sides of the ball during the Broncos' 35-31 victory over Hoffman Estates. The senior intercepted a pass on defense and he finished with nine catches for 135 yards and a touchdown.

Navontae Nesbit Jr., RB, Mt. Vernon

Nesbit carried six times and scored six touchdowns in his team's 62-0 win over Granite City. The senior running back finished with 207 yards rushing, which pushed him past the 1,000-yard mark through seven games. He's run for at least 156 yards in each of the last five games and has topped the 200-yard mark three times. 

Teyion Oriental, QB, Glenbard West

Oriental led a shocking 28-7 upset victory over conference rival and previously undefeated York. Oriental finished with 100 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown and he completed all three of his pass attempts for 38 yards and a score.

Walker Owens, RB, Wheaton North

Owens, a senior, handled the Wheaton North scoring during a thrilling 25-24 victory over Geneva. He caught a touchdown pass and he ran for three scores, including the game-winner with 2:35 left.

Ethan Plumb, QB, St. Charles North

Plumb led the way during the North Stars' 41-0 DuKane Conference victory over Glenbard North. The junior completed nine of 17 passes for 214 yards and three first half touchdowns.

Quinn Schambow, QB, Libertyville

Schambow had an incredible performance in the Wildcats' 41-0 homecoming victory over Mundelein. The junior threw for 418 yards and six touchdowns.

Lovell Smith, RB, Simeon

With a starter out of the lineup against Phillips on Friday, Smith answered the call and stepped up. The sophomore ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries to help the Wolverines escape with a 16-14 win.

Chris Walleck, QB, Roxana

Walleck helped lead an impressive Shells' offensive outburst in a 52-28 victory over Breese Central. The senior threw three touchdown passes, including two in a 25-point second quarter. 

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