Three Things Learned from Week 1

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1. St. Laurence is much improved. The Viking finished 1-8 a year ago — that most certainly won’t happen in 2013 after winning the first-ever Battle of Burbank on Saturday against Reavis by a 44-16 score. Quarterback Bob Kelly and running back Frank Miller are playmakers and the defense is much-improved. I’m not saying the Vikings are going to beat St. Rita in Week 3 or Mount Carmel in Week 7. Just don’t be surprised if St. Laurence competes for the Catholic White title.

2. Eisenhower has some playmakers. Trailing 19-0 early in the second quarter Saturday, it appeared the Cardinals were about to suffer their seventh straight defeat to Rich East. However, a couple of fumble returns for touchdowns got Eisenhower back in the game and a pair of 52-yard TD passes by quarterback Dion Parker sealed the 30-25 come-from-behind win. Running backs Vincent Colbert and T.J. Skeleton and wide receivers Lonnell Hill and Ishmil Mitchell, along with Parker, have a great deal ability. If a young and inexperienced offensive line comes around, the Cards could finish in the top three in the South Suburban Red.

3. No need to hold any tag days for Crete-Monee. Despite the loss of Laquon Treadwell and Co. on offense, the Warriors remain rich in talent. Case in point: Saturday’s 43-6 pasting of a talented T.F. South squad in Lansing.

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