More than 8,100 votes were cast for Friday Night Drive's Week 9 Team of the Week.

Before we get to the Team of the Week, we again just want to say thank you. Our growing community of football fans voted, shared, told their family and friends to support local football players.

Also, we want to make this announcement: Next week is the LAST WEEK for our Team of the Week voting. With the dwindling number of teams, we think next week is a good place to stop for the 2019 season. So if you haven't voted yet, or you really want your school to get the MVP belt, next week is your last chance for this season.

Before we get to the full team, let's get to the Friday Night Drive Team of the Week MVP championship belt, sponsored by Rosati's of Crystal Lake.

After a game in which he had 140 rushing yards on 16 carries, with three touchdowns, Willowbrook's Ta'Vion Geanes won the vote for our Team of the Week MVP. He'll take home the MVP belt for this week. Geanes had the most votes ever for an MVP winner, with 877.

Look for a story on Friday Night Drive on Tuesday night with Geanes.

Now, our Team of the Week for the first round of the playoffs.