THREE THINGS WE LEARNED
1. St. Charles East is loaded with options at receiver. Saints quarterback Jimmy Mitchell completed 21 of 33 passes for 272 yards and five touchdowns in a Week 1 win against South Elgin. He spread the wealth to four receivers, all of whom had at least three catches for 47 yards. With Division-I prospect Brannon Barry headlining the group of wideouts, St. Charles East figures to be tough to stop through the air.
2. Dundee-Crown’s running game is going to be formidable as advertised. The Chargers lost senior standout Cody Lane for the season when he suffered a torn ACL this summer, but they still managed to rack up 272 rushing yards in a 52-12 win against Elgin last week. Seniors TJ Moss and Cordero Parson and junior Caleb Parson look ready to pick up where Lane left off.
3. Westminster Christian will be able to hold its own in its first varsity season. Granted the Warriors scored most of their points in a 44-26 loss to Luther North after the Wildcats built an insurmountable lead and began taking out their starters. With that said, Westminster’s offense and defense looked cohesive from start to finish despite being filled with mostly freshmen and sophomores.