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Buzzer beaters, upsets, jersey retirements highlight a memorable High School Lites

Buzzer beaters, upsets, jersey retirements highlight a memorable High School Lites

High School Lites had one of the most memorable shows in its history this week as we featured some insane buzzer-beaters and some big upsets on the show. With top teams in the Public League Red South/Central, Catholic League Blue, Southwest Prairie, Mid-Suburban League West and SouthWest Suburban Blue matching up, it was bound to be a week filled with drama. 

A full-court buzzer-beater from Evanston's Blake Peters is the featured highlight while McHenry winning our Viewers' Choice Game of the Week, and winning on a buzzer-beater of its own, was another shocking development. High School Lites also had cameras present as Tom Kleinschmidt (Gordon Tech/DePaul Prep) and Nazr Mohammad (Kenwood) had their jerseys retired this week. 

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Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Lincoln-Way East's Sam Shafer

Saint Xavier Team of the Week: McHenry girls basketball

Highlights

No. 8 Fenwick spoils Tom Kleinschmidt's jersey retirement cermony as Friars beat No. 11 DePaul Prep

No. 1 Simeon runs past No. 3 Curie

Evanston stuns Maine South with full-court buzzer-beater 

Lincoln-Way East upsets No. 5 Bolingbrook for huge road win

No. 20 Joliet Central needs 2 OTs to beat Romeoville

McHenry stuns Crystal Lake South on buzzer-beater

Kenwood Academy retires Nazr Mohammed's jersey

Willowbrook runs past Proviso East

Barrington takes conference lead with win over Palatine

Conant holds off Fremd

Lisle beats Streator to win Interstate Eight Tournament

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

De La Salle's Matt Byrnes participates in the seventh annual Franklin Middle School Dodgeball Tournament

Hey kid...no pressure.

De La Salle junior tight end Matt Byrnes (6-foot-5, 200 pounds) made his first Franklin Middle School Dodgeball tournament appearance earlier this month.

He was also the team’s lone rookie on a team that had won the charity tournament the year before. While the Meteors came up just short in retaining the title a few weeks ago, no one also enjoyed themselves over the past two years more than De La Salle.

Byrnes, who played wide receiver and tight end last fall for the Meteors and head coach Mike Boehm, checks in and recaps his latest recruiting news. He also gives us an early preview of the 2019 De La Salle Meteors.

Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with York Tackle Jack Wall

Edgy Tim goes 1-on-1 with York Tackle Jack Wall

York junior offensive tackle prospect Jack Wall (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) is a name that is starting to appear on a few more recruiting radar screens this offseason. 

Wall was part of a team from York Dukes team that took part in the recently held Franklin Middle School Charity Dodgeball Tournament in Wheaton. It was an event that helped raise much needed funds for several charities. 

Wall takes a few minutes to update us on his latest recruiting news; he also gives some early insight on the upcoming Dukes' 2019 season.