Lincoln Way East running back AJ Henning prepares to break a tackle on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Lincoln Way East in New Frankfort, Ill. The Griffins defeated Stevenson 30-7.
Lincoln Way East running back AJ Henning prepares to break a tackle on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at Lincoln Way East in New Frankfort, Ill. The Griffins defeated Stevenson 30-7. — Geoff Stellfox for Shaw Media

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Voting for the Friday Night Drive Team of the Week for Week 1 is now... open.

Each week, we'll select 22 players - 11 on offense, 11 on defense -, voted on by you, who had the best week. This week: we will have 3 QBs, 3 RBs, 3 WRs, 2 OLs, 4 DLs, 4 LBs and 3 DBs on our Team of the Week.

And the player who gets the most votes, our Team of the Week MVP, gets the Friday Night Drive championship belt!

Neuqua Valley's Mark Gronowski won the belt for Week 3, which you can read about here.

More than 50 players are nominated this week from the Shaw Media Illinois footprint and even beyond.

You can vote one time per day, per category, until voting closes at 8 p.m. Monday.

We'll spend Tuesday tallying the votes, and both the Team of the Week and the MVP belt winner will be announced late Tuesday.

So, go, vote, tell your friends and family.