Why he was selected: Had two interceptions and a touchdown catch in a road win at Marian Central
Marmion senior wide receiver/defensive back Seth Sevenich again shined on both sides of the ball during Friday’s road victory against previously unbeaten Marian Central. The St. Charles Bank & Trust-Kane County Chronicle Athlete of the Week snagged two interceptions and a touchdown catch, and will look to be equally effective when the 4-0 Cadets host four-time defending 5A state champion Montini this week. Chronicle sports reporter Kevin Druley recently caught up with Sevenich. An edited transcript of the conversation follows:
What do you attribute to the team’s defensive success against Marian Central?
Just all week in practice, we had been working on the types of routes they were running. Going into the game, we were prepared for them to pass a lot and were prepared for a lot of what they threw at us, and being in position worked out for us. … We just had worked a lot of them passiong out of a very spread, trips-looking field.
What similarities do you see between Marian and Montini?
There’s a little bit of a similarity. Montini likes to run trips, too. From what I’ve been watching and seeing on film and just form the past few years we’ve played them, they’ve passed a lot, so we’ll have to be ready Friday night for another big passing attack.
The team was upbeat before the season. How has this start boosted morale?
Now that we’re 4-0, everyone’s really excited about where we’re looking to be. ... Especially with Montini being our homecoming week, it’s upped the morale even more. We have the chance to beat them at our home field. This is the first time the seniors have been able to play them at our home field and, everyone is excited to have the chance to take down the top dog at our home field.
If you had to pick one teammate to help you with some difficult homework, who would it be?
I’d either go to two of my captains, Zach Siwiec or Joe Talbot. Both of them are good guys and real friendly. They’re both really smart, too.