It should be a terrific Mid-Suburban East title game. The Southwest Prairie West conference title hangs in the balance. The Trevians will be fighting for their playoff lives. Batavia 17 Last Week: Beat St. RB Art Taylor carried the load in the victory.
Look for Hillcrest to be a very dangerous team to watch in Class 5A. Can Wilmington win on the road at Coal City in this backyard rivalry? Can Prairie Ridge and Cary Grove just start overtime now?
Francis stand as a potential playoff preview between the two? Wilmington at Coal City, p. It's one of the most anticipated games in southern Will and eastern Grundy counties all season.
The passing game is also a strength with QB Peyton Hutchings. Can Wilmington contain the Coal City running game and win the battle in the trenches? Will home field be a factor? They will play for the Alec Anderson Memorial Trophy.
Raiders head coach John Ivlow has returned to the triple-option offense with just enough play-action passing game to the tune of great success. Junior RB Sean Allen is also having a strong season. The Vikings 'D can match just about anyone in the state speed for speed.
Can Bolingbrook run the football against H-F? Can the Vikings' offense pound away at Brook's speedy defense?
Charles East , but they have been on a roll ever since. Can the Lemont defense corral and contain Mar'Kiese Irving? Can the Hawks win on the road?
Prairie Ridge and head coach Chris Schremp will look to get the Wolves offense balanced and on trackled. On defense, the Trojans have allowed just 36 points so far on the season. Will the team that limits the overall amount of mistakes win?
On defense, Grant has kept teams at bay all season. The unit is led by senior LB Kyle Rainey. The Knights are hoping that their recent offensive explosion over the past few weeks continues Friday night.
North is led by QB Nick Fish. Can the Knights' offense put up points against a very strong Grant defense?
This is one of the top rivalry games in Chicago's northern suburbs. The experienced offensive line has certainly helped. He has relied on senior RB J. Can the Patriots' offense move the football consistently --and then score-- against Warren's defense? The Roadrunners are stacked again this fall for head coach Tim Racki.
Junior QB J. McCarthy Michigan is as dangerous as ever. He has a target in sophomore WR Tyler Morris. The 'Naz defense is also very solid.
Can the Nazareth offense dent a very strong ND defense? Can the Dons' offense keep the football and win time of possession? Catholic Prep vs St.
Francis at Wheaton College, p. Many around St. But next year is here. Keep an eye on junior QB Tommy Rittenhouse. He's one of the most dangerous dual-threat signal callers in Chicagoland this season. The Spartans also have a stable of talented backs and receivers.
Can The St. Francis defense slow down and contain the balanced Knights offense? Can the IC defense get pressure on the St. Francis offense? Am I the only one who thinks this game could be Part 1 of 2 this season?
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Every year I am able to see some amazing games and programs led by incredible coaches. One of my favorites stories over the years goes back to the season.
I was getting ready to select a Week 9 game to go cover. I've always approached the regular season finale as a bonus playoff football week since so many teams seem to be on the postseason bubble-- a "must-win" to get in.
If anything, these win-to-get-in games can either go one way or the other I struggled to find a Week 9 game to attend.
All the Royals needed was a win over then-lowly Elgin Why even bother covering this game? I assumed that Larkin would just roll over the Maroons and lock up a state playoff spot and I would be stuck covering a blowout. I gave Joe a lot of grief for "highly encouraging" me to check out Larkin at Elgin, with heavy emphasis on "a lot" of grief, yet off I went to Elgin's Memorial Stadium.
Well, turned out that the Maroons, led by head coach Anthony Mason, decided to show up and play.