Be heard by picking our Patch Athlete of the Week of the southwest for the week ending Nov. 13.
Vote for one of the following (or write in your own candidate in the comments):
: Football, Redhawks defense: While quarterback Ian Lewandowski amassed 94 yards and three rushing touchdowns, it was Central's defense that led the charge with five takeaways in its over Homewood-Flossmoor. The Redhawks recorded three interceptions and two fumble recoveries in a 42-14 win.
: Football, Indians defense: In their win over Hubbard—a 29-0 shutout—the Indians' defense held Hubbard to minus-23 yards of total offense with only one play of 10 yards or more for the whole game and only two completed passes on 10 attempts for seven yards.
: Aaron Bailey, junior quarterback: Bailey earned yet another Athlete of the Week nomination, this time for 214 rushing yards and five touchdowns in a l win over Downers Grove South. Bailey managed the feat without having a single passing yard to keep the defense guessing.
Maddy and Gabby Sims, swimming and diving: This sophomore twin swimming duo helped the Trojans' swimming and driving team to a second-place finish at its sectional competition Saturday. Gabby took first in both the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke and was also chosen this fall for a
: Swimming, relay team: Hannah Veselik, Maya Rodrigues, Dana Vinyard and Rachel Hawken qualified for the state swimming and diving meet by finishing third in the 200-medley relay with a time of 1 minute, 50.74 seconds at the Lyons Sectional. Veselik will also compete in the 100-yard butterfly, and Rodrigues will compete in the 100-yard backstroke.
: Bowling team: The Chicago Sun-Times ranked the Spartans third overall in the preseason state rankings. The Spartans are led by sophomores Kyle Zaremba and Dakota Vostry. They begin their season this week.
Want to write in your own candidate? Go ahead! But be sure to explain your pick in the comments and be sure to vote by 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The winner will be recognized on Patch sites in the southwest suburban network on Friday, Nov. 18. Weekly winners will also be eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.