These six players stood out to me defensively in the game between Glencoe-Silver Lake and Zimmerman.
Max Edwards, Defensive Line, Senior, Glencoe-Silver Lake
Edwards was a commonly heard name last night over the loudspeaker. His ability way to attack the run was helpful in the Panthers game last night. Tackling machine alongside Zach Mohr and Mitch Klockmann.
Hunter Nelson, Senior, Defensive Line, Zimmerman
Hunter led the charge upfront for the Thunder. He had a key 4th down stuff at the line late in the first half which is key to why he’s on this list. His senior leading ability allowed the Thunder to only allow barely 100 yards of offense which most was accumulated on the first drive of the game.
Zach Mohr, Senior, Glencoe-Silver Lake
Mohr was a kid I read about as being tackling machine, and he was as advertised. The leader of the Panthers, as far as tackles Mohr had at least a hand of tackles if not more last night as he gave his all on senior night for the Panthers.
Cooper Nelson, Senior, Secondary, Zimmerman
Hunter’s brother, Cooper also had a great senior night as well. Was key to the secondary of the Thunder and had multiple key tackles to stop the Panthers to barely 100 yards of total offense.
Riley Ruzicka, Senior, Cornerback, Glencoe-Silver Lake
The physicality to Ruzicka brought to this game stood out to me. At 6’0 he had a great matchup with all the Thunder receivers and when the ball was thrown his way, he had some excellent passes by McEachern that were defended well and played each receiver aggressively. Not big on the stat sheet, but his game was well-noticed on Wednesday night in Zimmerman.
Parker Schelske, Senior, Zimmerman (My Defensive Game Ball of the Week!)
If you are looking for a ballhawk that jumps to every play possible, you might want to look at the game Parker Schelske had for Zimmerman on Wednesday night. Was a gamer for the Thunder and showed great hustle to the ball with every snap. That is why my defensive game ball of the week goes to Parker Scheleske, for his key tackles to get the Thunder to 7-1 and hold his opponents to almost no offense in the 2nd half.