UPDATE: Bloom Township's Kendall McGinnis is Patch MVP

Kendall McGinnis connected on a Hail Mary pass to lift Bloom past Thornwood 20-14 in the Trojans' football opener. Then, he outpolled 10 others in fan balloting for Patch MVP, Aug. 20-26. McGinnis now is eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.

Your Patch is a place to celebrate local high school athletes. Show your support for these prep sports MVPs—each of whom is Athlete of the Week in his or her local Patch—by cheering them on in the comments thread, sharing your own photos with the Patch community and voting in the poll.

Do you think we're missing someone? Tell us in the comments and share his or her photo to the gallery above. (It's easy. Just click the Upload Photos and Videos link — .)

Read more about this week's MVPs in the photo gallery, and show your support for them by:

  1. Voting in the poll, which is open until 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.
  2. Commenting on the article.
  3. Share more photos of your favorite Patch athlete.

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Mark from the Park August 28, 2012 at 01:46 PM
QB Matt Page of Brother Rice had a pretty decent day with 22 of 40 for 275 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Ron Kremer (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Adam will be one to watch in the coming days, weeks and months. He's sure to be a Patch MVP pick at some point, don't you think?
Ron Kremer (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Mark: Thanks for sharing Matt's stats from Week 1. I'm sure he'll be one to watch moving forward and perhaps a Patch MVP at some point, too.
Elaine T. Bergeron August 30, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Voting for Preston Thompson from Tinley Park High School. Amazing athlete who takes this game seriously. Go Titans
Vince Aversano August 30, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Chad Weaver got my vote. He played great all-around game for the Celtics.
Carrie Frillman August 31, 2012 at 04:54 AM
Dannanalerri45, your comment has been deleted because it's considered spam. Please abide by our Terms of Use (http://tinleypark.patch.com/terms) or risk having your account suspended. Thank you!
Mary Carumba August 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Where is Bloom Township? Wouldn't think they are part of the Tinley Patch readers interest.
Yolanda Smith August 31, 2012 at 12:53 PM
Where is Bloom Township? Really Mary? High school sports are a subject everyone can be interested in. Our basketball team made it to the final four last spring by beating teams such as those in your area.
Michael Hrymak August 31, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Check out Taje and the rest of the Vikings play against Stevenson live on www.vikingteleviosion.com! The game starts at 7:30
Mary Carumba August 31, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Wow, the kids there can bounce basketballs!
Chronicles of Bob September 01, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Yes mary, and they can read... you got something to say there?


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