Lincoln-Way Central senior linebacker named Wintrust Athlete of the WeekMonday, November 6, 2017
Lincoln-Way Central senior linebacker, Matt Granberry, was chosen for the Wintrust Athlete of the Week award for his amazing defensive effort during the Friday, October 27, 2017 Lincoln-Way Central vs. Rockford East football game. On behalf of Wintrust and NBC Sports Chicago, Granberry will be honored with the Athlete of the Week award.
The Knights defeated Rockford East (58-0) in the first round of the IHSA 7A playoffs. Granberry had four tackles for loss and two sacks in holding Rockford East to minus six yards of total offense during the night.
"This is a great recognition for Matt and our defense. Matt and the rest of the defensive unit had a great game against Rockford East. Matt helped to lead our defense to a shutout win and negative yards gained by our opponent,” said Lincoln-Way Central Head Football Coach Jeremy Cordell.
“Matt is a captain and is passionate about the game, his teammates, and our program."
The Wintrust Athlete of the Week will air on NBC Sports Chicago, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11 p.m. and again on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.