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High School Lites Week 8 Football Roundup

High School Lites Week 8 Football Roundup

High School Lites featured plenty of great action on Friday night as NBC Sports Chicago had highlights of many of the area's top matchups. There were a few clashes between ranked teams and a tight game in the MSL East as our own Edgy Tim was there for the finish.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Prairie Ridge: Episode 9

Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: No. 3 Maine South rolls past New Trier

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Willowbrook's Betty-Ann Garrett

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Maine West

Faith in FootballMount Carmel on the move 

Friday's Top 25 Games

No. 1 Lincoln-Way East 49, Thornwood 6

No. 2 Prairie Ridge 30, Jacobs 16

No. 3 Maine South 45, New Trier 7

No. 4 Marist 38, Benet 24

No. 5 Lake Zurich 40, Libertyville 14

No. 6 Phillips 14, Solorio 9

No. 7 Loyola Academy 28, No. 20 Providence 3

No. 8 Glenbard West 24, Oak Park-River Forest 14

No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor 41, Andrew 12

No. 10 Barrington 48, Schaumburg 20

No. 11 Huntley 51, Crystal Lake South 26

No. 12 Naperville Central 14, No. 13 Wheaton North 7

No. 14 Hinsdale Central 21, No. 17 Lyons Township 20

No. 15 Batavia 35, Larkin 6

Zion-Benton 21, No. 16 Warren 14

No. 19 Crete-Monee 59, Kankakee 0

Lake Park 29, No. 21 Neuqua Valley 23

Waubonsie Valley 42, No. 23 Naperville North 35

No. 24 St. Rita 23, Brother Rice 6

Other Highlights

Hersey holds off Rolling Meadows

Minooka takes down Oswego East

Saturday's Top 25 Games

No. 18 Stevenson at Waukegan

No. 22 Cary-Grove at South Elgin

No. 25 Bolingbrook at Thornton

High School Lites Week 7 Football Roundup

High School Lites Week 7 Football Roundup

High School Lites featured plenty of great action on Friday night as NBC Sports Chicago had highlights of many of the area's top matchups. No. 4 Marist hosted No. 15 Nazareth Academy in an important top-25 clash while No. 5 Lake Zurich tried to remain unbeaten by traveling to No. 12 Stevenson.  

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.


DRIVE: Prairie Ridge: Episode 8

Viewers' Choice Game of the WeekHyde Park holds off Washington in low-scoring game

Wintrust Athlete of the WeekAurora Christian's Drew Clippert

St. Xavier Team of the WeekHoffman Estates Hawks

Faith in Football: Looking back at Johnny Lattner

Friday's Top 25 Scores

No. 1 Lincoln-Way East 49, Lockport 6

No. 2 Prairie Ridge 55, Hampshire 14

No. 3 Maine South 47, Glenbrook South 13

No. 4 Marist 42, No. 15 Nazareth 0

No. 5 Lake Zurich 28, No. 12 Stevenson 0

No. 6 Phillips 42, Raby 28

No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor 35, Bradley-Bourbonnais 7

Naperville North 44, No. 10 Naperville Central 41

No. 16 Huntley 49, Crystal Lake Central 7

No. 17 Lyons 31, Downers Grove North 28

No. 18 Batavia 10, South Elgin 7

Wheaton North 23, No. 19 Neuqua Valley 0

No. 20 Warren 34, Waukegan 0

No. 21 Crete-Monee 55, Rich South 0

No. 22 Cary-Grove 41, Crystal Lake South 14

No. 23 Providence 37, Fenwick 0

Kaneland 20, No. 24 Morris 14

No. 25 St. Rita 35, McNamara 13

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Johnsburg runs past Woodstock

Antioch escapes past Lakes

SATURDAY'S TOP 25 GAMES

Leo at No. 7 Loyola

No. 13 Hinsdale Central at No. 8 Glenbard West

No. 14 Hoffman Estates at No. 11 Barrington

Iowa State continues impressive Chicago recruiting with Corliss' George Conditt

Iowa State continues impressive Chicago recruiting with Corliss' George Conditt

Iowa State has struck once again in the Chicagoland area as the Cyclones and head coach Steve Prohm landed a commitment from Corliss senior center George Conditt on Monday.

A late-blooming big man who elevated to a high-major recruit during the summer, the 6-foot-10 Conditt selected Iowa State over his other finalists of Illinois and New Mexico. Conditt took official visits to all three schools during the process but ultimately decided on the Cyclones as Iowa State gets a skilled big man with upside.

There is a family connection with the Conditts and Iowa State as George Conditt Sr. was a defensive back with the Cyclones' football team in the early '90s. While the family connection for Conditt Jr. was a small factor in his own decision to attend Iowa State, ultimately, the Cyclones deserve an immense amount of credit for pouncing on the fast-rising Conditt once he became a priority recruit. 

With high-major scholarship offers from all over the country, Iowa State fought off in-state schools and schools from far away to bring in a big man with a lot of potential in a class that is seriously lacking talented post players.

Iowa State has now come into Illinois twice in the Class of 2018 after also nabbing a commitment from another late-bloomer in Hinsdale South's Zion Griffin. Prohm and assistant coach Daniyal Robinson, a Rock Island native and noted Illinois recruiter, deserve a lot of credit in their approach to recruiting Chicago-area talent.

With Conditt and Griffin both in the fold, and the Cyclones still heavily involved with Simeon senior wing Talen Horton-Tucker, there is enough evidence to say that Iowa State is currently recruiting Chicago better than any other program in the country when it comes to the Class of 2018.