While most of the Week 3 IHSA high school football action took place on Friday night, Saturday still features a couple of games to keep an eye on. Phillips will look to get past Simeon in a Public League showdown at Gately while No. 11 Mount Carmel and No. 10 Loyola Academy battle for Catholic League supremacy.
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No. 11 Mount Carmel at No. 10 Loyola Academy, 1:30 p.m.
EDGY's Take: The big question for Mount Carmel (2-0) is will quarterback Alek Thomas play or not this week? Thomas, a top level baseball player and MLB draft prospect, has been playing in the elite Under Armour games this month and has yet to take a snap for the Caravan. Mount Carmel has rolled in its first two games behind running back Ben Lenti, but this team will get a huge test this week in Wilmette. Loyola Academy (1-1) was able to get a win last Friday over Bishop Amat as the Ramblers offense has relied heavily on quarterback Quinn Boyle over the past two games. Can the Mount Carmel offense keep generating big points and yards against the always salty Loyola defense? Can the Loyola offense start to generate more offensive production starting this week against the Caravan?
EDGY's Pick: Loyola 21, Mount Carmel 14
Simeon vs No. 6 Phillips at Gately Stadium, 6:30 p.m.
EDGY's Take: Simeon (0-2) could easily claim to be one of the state's toughest 0-2 teams after close losses to OPRF and Detroit's Cass Tech. Simeon and head coach Dante Culbreath will look towards an explosive offense that features junior quarterback Alante Brown along with Cincinnati commit, wide receiver Jayshon Jackson. Phillips (2-0) has posted two straight impressive wins over state-ranked Loyola Academy and Richards. The Wildcats offense is impressive, led by senior quarterback J'Bore Gibbs and senior battering ram RB/LB Craig Elmore. Can Simeon slow down the Phillips offense and quick strike the Phillips defense? Can the Phillips offensive and defensive lines win the war in the trenches this week?
EDGY's Pick: Phillips 28, Simeon 27