Chicago Bears choose Jake Brosman of Hampshire as Week 7 “Coach of the Week” and Joliet Catholic’s Jordan Anderson “High School All-Star”

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The Chicago Bears announced that head coach Jake Brosman of Hampshire High School in Hampshire has been named the Chicago Bears High School “Coach of the Week” for Week 7 and running back Jordan Anderson of Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet was named the Chicago Bears “High School All-Star.” The “Coach of the Week” and “High School All-Stars” programs are brought to you by Athletico Physical Therapy. The Bears will make a $2,000 donation to the Hampshire High School football program and direct a $500 donation to the youth football program of Anderson’s choice.

About “Coach of the Week” & “High School All-Star”

The Chicago Bears “Coach of the Week” program was launched in 1996 and “High School All-Star” program in 2011. The “Coach of the Week” program honors outstanding Illinois high school coaches who develop players’ football skills and knowledge, character, leadership, discipline and teamwork abilities. The nomination criteria for the “High School All-Star” program includes on-field performance, community involvement and good sportsmanship. Deserving high school coaches and players are nominated by a panel of local prep authorities and the winning player is selected each week from August 27-October 23. Since the program’s inception, the Bears have donated more than $326,500 to Illinois high schools in support of their football programs. For more information, please visit chicagobears.com/community.

Jake Brosman

On Oct. 8, Brosman and the Hampshire Whip-Purs varsity football team (5-2) won their home conference game against Huntley Red Raiders (2-5) of Huntley by a score of 15-7, making the Whip-Purs playoff eligible for the first time since 2015. After winning only six games over the last five seasons, coach Brosman found a way to motivate the players to achieve what seemed impossible and advance to the playoffs. Brosman joined Hampshire as a football coach in the summer of 2018. Previously, he was a basketball/football coach and a math teacher at Dunlap Middle School. Hampshire Whip-Purs will play at Jacobs Golden Eagles (4-3) on Friday.

Jordan Anderson

On Oct. 8, the senior running back led the Joliet Catholic (7-0) to a 56-49 non-conference game victory at Brother Rice (5-2) of Chicago to keep the Hilltoppers undefeated season alive. The second half started tied at 35-35, but, with Anderson’s contribution, the Hilltoppers put on a spectacular performance with a 21-14 run to seal the victory. Anderson had a whopping 319 yards and six touchdowns on 27 carries during the game. Anderson was also selected as Player of the Week by Daily Southtown, while the Hilltoppers ranked first in the Class 4A poll. Joliet Catholic will play at Benet Academy (3-3) on Friday.

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2021 Chicago Bears Coach of the Week Winners

Week 6 – Mike Fitzgerald, York HS

Week 5 – Matt Miller, St. Ignatius Prep

Week 4 – Corey Olson, Palatine HS

Week 3 – Dave Mills, Wauconda HS

Week 2 – Dennis Piron, Batavia HS

Week 1 – Peter Panagakis, Wheeling HS

2021 Chicago Bears High School All-Star

Week 6 – Zach Hinds, Riverton Academy HS

Week 5 – Chase Hanson, Mascoutah HS

Week 4 – Marco Maldonado, Loyola Academy

Week 3 – Hector Ramirez, Chicago Academy HS

Week 2 – Kaiden Miller, Grayslake Central HS

Week 1 – Hank Beatty, Rochester HS

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Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.