Hero of the Week: Reilly Fitzpatrick, Maroa-Forsyth

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FORSYTH -- It might be the busiest leg in the state.

Maroa-Forsyth's undefeated 48-point-per-game offense has a secret weapon named Reilly Fitzpatrick, and Reilly is in charge of capping off all those touchdown drives.

The senior is believed to be the highest-scoring female football player in Illinois history thanks to three years of prolific accuracy, but the number 34 is most indicative of her skills. That's what she scored on her ACT, and the future engineer is on pace to be valedictorian of her class.

After school is over? She plans on using her engineering skills to help develop infrastructure in impoverished communities overseas. But for now her immediate goal is to cap of her career with a state championship ring.


Week 1: Shannon Roberts, MacArthur
Week 2: Fowler Connell, Danville
Week 3: Ken Leonard, Sacred Heart-Griffin
Week 4: Micah and Dennis Sheppard, Meridian
Week 5: Emily Short, Decatur
Week 6: Veterans and Friends golf 
Week 7: Dre Brown, Mike Dudek, Scotty Gilkey, Illinois/Eastern Illinois
Week 8: Demirjian Family of Decatur
Week 9: Donna Dulle, Mt. Pulaski
Week 10: Moe Dampeer
Week 11: Sister Jean, Loyola
Week 12: Reilly Fitzpatrick, Maroa-Forsyth