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High School Lites Football Quarterfinals Roundup

High School Lites Football Quarterfinals Roundup

High School Lites has plenty of great IHSA football playoff action from an action-packed quarterfinals on Saturday as NBC Sports Chicago has highlights of many of the area's top matchups. 

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

DRIVE: Prairie RidgeEpisode 13

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: St. Laurence's Tori Clinton

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Solorio Warriors boys soccer

This Week's Scores

Class 8A

Loyola 30, Marist 10

Edwardsville 28, Minooka 25

Lincoln-Way East 31, Oswego 0

Maine South 39, Naperville Central 28

Class 7A

Mount Carmel 21, East St. Louis 18

Lake Zurich 49, St. Rita 17

Benet 14, Lincoln-Way Central 10

Batavia 20, Lincoln-Way West 10

Class 6A

Hoffman Estates 35, Belvidere North 10

Providence 49, St. Laurence 24

Prairie Ridge 42, Willowbrook 7

Nazareth Academy 20, Sacred Heart-Griffin 17

Class 5A

Phillips 15, Lemont 3

Dunlap 24, Hillcrest 6

Washington 35, Peoria Richwoods 21

Sterling 22, Marian Central 10

Class 4A

Raby 38, Dixon 13

Highland 77, Herscher 47

Morris 14, Rochelle 9

Rochester 56, Herrin 14

Class 3A

Pleasant Plains 20, Carlinville 14

IC Catholic 46, Wilmington 21

Anna-Jonesboro 56, Vandalia 41

Byron 13, Williamsville 0

Class 2A

Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 42, El Paso-Gridley 7

Newman Central Catholic 40, Orion 14

Maroa-Forsyth 20, West Hancock Coop 16

Shelbyville 51, Westville 44

Class 1A

Athens 34, Red Hill 14

Forreston 42, Princeville 0

Lena-Winslow 67, Freeport Aquin 28

Tuscola 48, Carrollton 40

35 Days to Kickoff: Oak Forest

35 Days to Kickoff: Oak Forest

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: Oak Forest

Head coach: Brian McDonough

How they fared in 2017: 4-5 (3-3 South Suburban Conference). Oak Forest failed to qualify for the IHSA state football playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Pekin
Aug. 31 @ Niles Notre Dame
Sept. 7 @ T.F. South
Sept. 14 @ Hillcrest
Sept. 21 @ Eisenhower
Sept. 28 vs T.F. North
Oct. 5 vs Tinley Park
Oct. 12 @ Bremen
Oct. 19 vs Lemont

Biggest storyline: Can the Bengals get back into the IHSA state playoffs this season?

Names to watch this season: LB Anthony Kluk and OL/DL Julian Ramirez

Biggest holes to fill: The Bengals will need to reload on both sides of the football especially on offense with the graduation losses of several starters including QB Tyler Morrison and RB Waitari Wilson.

EDGY's Early Take: It was a rare season for the Bengals in 2017, having missed the IHSA state playoff field for the first time since 1999. Look for Oak Forest to rely on its defense while a newer group on offense develops. The Bengals and veteran head coach Brian McDonough will need to get out to a good early start with a front-loaded regular season schedule. 

36 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard North

36 Days to Kickoff: Glenbard North

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: Glenbard North

Head coach: Ryan Wilkens

Assistant coaches: Rich Smelko, John Cassidy, Bruce Donash, John Pullia, Tom Gudella, Kudret Kamabari and Matt Ng

How they fared in 2017: 5-5 (4-4 DuPage Valley Conference). Glenbard North made the Class 7A state playoff field and lost to Batavia in opening round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Neuqua Valley

Aug. 31 vs Warren Township

Sept. 7 @ St. Charles East

Sept. 14 vs Batavia

Sept. 21 @ Wheaton North

Sept. 28 @ Lake Park

Oct. 5 vs St. Charles North

Oct. 12 vs Wheaton Warrenville South

Oct. 19 @ Geneva

[MORE: 50 Days to Kickoff - Neuqua Valley]

Biggest storyline: The Panthers have a new conference home. Can the Panthers reload and fare well in the DuKane Conference?

Names to watch this season: LB Michael Wellman and FB Jake Wilson

Biggest holes to fill: The Panthers will need several players to step up on offense with just one returning starter back from a season ago-- senior FB Jake Wilson.

EDGY's Early Take: Glenbard North says farewell to the DuPage Valley conference and says hello to all things DuKane. The Panthers will undoubtedly be a younger team in 2018. While some of the star power has graduated, head coach Ryan Wilkins will once again focus on establishing a strong, fast and physical running game. Getting off to a good start against a loaded schedule will be a big key for Glenbard North this season.