Team of the Week
For the second time in three weeks, this honor goes to the Waterford High School football team. Going into the Wolverines’ game against Elkhorn last Friday, they had been relying on their defense to squeak out tight victories. But the offense, playing its second game in the wishbone, emerged with 381 yards in a 19-14 victory against Elkhorn. Prior to that game, Waterford had been averaging 170.4 yards. Quarterback Dylan Malecki led the way, passing for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Offensive Player of the Week
Burlington coach Hans Block’s philosophy that the next man up must produce was particularly evident last Friday.
Junior Hunter Melby had just 10 carries in two games going into last Friday’s game against Westosha Central. But given a chance to carry the load, Melby responded with 193 yards and two touchdowns on just 13 carries in leading the Demons to a 42-14 victory. Melby averaged 14.8 yards per carry and accounted for 61 percent of Burlington’s 318 rushing yards.
Defensive Player of the Week
Mike Rosquist reminds Horlick coach Brian Fletcher of Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland, an undersized overachiever who simply makes plays. That was evident last Friday, when the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Rosquist was all over the field in a 48-6 victory over Park. Rosquist had 10 solo tackles, four assists, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery to lead a defense that allowed just 155 total yards.
Special Teams Player of the Week
Catholic Central’s Tyler Burzawa established himself as an impact receiver as a sophomore last season, averaging 19.4 yards per reception and scoring five touchdowns. He’s become quite a special teams performer this season. He returned a kickoff 74 yards for a touchdown in a 47-14 victory over Somers Shoreland Lutheran last Friday. He returned a punt — also covering 74 yards — for a touchdown against Whitefish Bay Dominican Sept. 7. Burzawa six touchdowns this season have averaged 60.6 yards.