Week One of the state football playoffs are in the book and there are more teams left from the Chicago Public League than the DuPage Valley
Public League teams advancing were Morgan Park and Hubbard
The powerful DVC, which landed three team in Champaign in title games last year was 1-4
Conference champion Naperville North won, But Glenbard North and WW South, the 2007 runners up in 8A and 7A as well as Naperville Central and Wheaton North are finished for this season
The Catholic League Blue, which sent all five of its teams to the playoffs was a perfect 5-0 and the Suburban Catholic was 4-0, while the West Suburban Silver was 3-1 with Downers Grove North, which upset WW South, unbeaten Glenbard West and Hinsdale Central, which put a hurt on Downers South, all advancing
Chicagoan who didn’t watch the games on CBS College Sports back in August will get a first look at powerful East St, Louis Saturday afternoon at De La Salle
While Brother Rice will head to the St. Louis area and a date with Belleville East at a site to be determined since the Belleville field might not be playable
OK, so I know there were like a thousand records set at Huntley’s 70-63 victory over Batavia.
My question is, with Nick Fruendt, the former Batavia basketball star now at Northwestern, would a Huntley-Batavia basketball game see as many points scored?
I doubt it
What I wish I had seen was a quote from the winning defensive coordinator from that game.
I think my friend Tim O’Halloran got it right when he told me that Geneva running back Michael Ratay “was a reincarnation of John Dergo.”
Dergo led Morris to a state title and was the Chicago Sun-Times Player of the Year in 2005
I watched the Geneva-Rolling Meadows game. I saw 15 penalties called against Geneva. I just didn’t see 15 infractions.
Joliet Catholic and Providence will play Saturday in New Lenox. The teams are first and third in state football championships. That game is a must see for me.
The Kenny Rogers Award goes to Downers North coach John Wanderer — This gambler “knows when to hold ’em, knows when to fold ‘en, …