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High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 3

High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 3

High School Lites had some monster games between Top 25 teams this week as some of the best teams in the area went head-to-head. With five games between ranked opponents -- including two games featuring teams in the top six -- it was a busy week of football action in the Chicagoland area. This week's show also featured our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week as Woodstock North and Harvard won the honors while High School Lites also returned to Northwest Indiana for the Lowell and Griffith game.

Be sure to follow our Preps account on Twitter @CSNPreps for the latest scores, stats and highlights from the area's best high school teams. 

HIGHLIGHTS

High School Lites Football Montage: Week 3

Highlights: No. 1 Loyola takes down No. 6 Mount Carmel

Highlights: No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor holds off No. 4 Lincoln-Way East

Highlights: No. 11 Neuqua Valley beats No. 5 Waubonsie Valley

Highlights: No. 16 Fenwick rolls past No. 20 Montini

Highlights: No. 23 Barrington earns win over No. 13 Maine South

Highlights: Morgan Park holds off Curie

Highlights: St. Rita stuns Providence in overtime win

Highlights: Hoffman Estates runs by Maine West

Highlights: Griffith beats Lowell

Viewer's Choice Game of the Week: Woodstock North shuts out Harvard

Marian Catholic's Dave Mattio passes away at age 68

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: St. Francis senior Greg Bogdanski

In the Gym at EFT: QB Arm Development Program

TOP 25 SCORES

No. 1 Loyola 35, No. 6 Mount Carmel 28

No. 2 Glenbard West 42, York 7

No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor 35, No. 4 Lincoln-Way East 30

No. 11 Neuqua Valley 24, No. 5 Waubonsie Valley 17

No. 7 Palatine 34, Glenbrook South 7

No. 8 Brother Rice 45, Aurora Christian 6

No. 9 Glenbard North 47, Wheaton-Warrenville South 31

No. 10 Prairie Ridge 48, Crystal Lake Central 14

No. 12 Hinsdale Central 30, Downers North 14

No. 23 Barrington 41, No. 13 Maine South 27

No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest 62, Morton 13

No. 15 Marist 27, Carmel 8

No. 16 Fenwick 38, No. 20 Montini 6

No. 17 Stevenson 43, Lake Forest 12

No. 18 Bolingbrook 55, Stagg 7

Notre Dame 22, No. 19 Nazareth 17 

No. 21 Batavia 56, Streamwood 7 

No. 22 Libertyville 28, Warren 26 

No. 25 Cary-Grove 62, Hampshire 12

 

63 Days to Kickoff: Shepard

63 Days to Kickoff: Shepard

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: Shepard

Head coach: John Rone

Assistant coaches: Andrew Porter, Ron Rivera, Chris Lewis, Ryan McGuire and Clint Connelly

How they fared in 2017: 8-2 (5-1 South Suburban Red Conference). Shepard made the Class 6A state football playoff field. The Astros lost to Marmion Academy in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Leyden

Sept. 1 @ Stagg

Sept 7 vs Hillcrest

Sept. 14 vs Eisenhower

Sept. 21 @ Richards

Sept. 28 @ Oak Lawn

Oct. 5 vs Reavis

Oct. 12 vs Evergreen Park

Oct. 19 @ Argo

Biggest storyline: First-year head coach John Rone. Can the Astros challenge once again for the South Suburban Red conference title under a new head coach?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Chris Harrison and TE/DE Kevin Graham

Biggest holes to fill: The Astros bring back 10 returning starters (five offense, five defense). Overall depth could also be a concern.  

EDGY's Early Take: Shepard will be led by former Eisenhower assistant Rone, who was able to retain an experienced staff at Shepard. It will help ease the transition from former head coach Dominic Passolano this summer. If the Astros can get off to a good early start they have the overall talent to again make a state playoff appearance in 2018. Can they challenge conference power Richards in the South Suburban Red race?

64 Days to Kickoff: T.F. South

64 Days to Kickoff: T.F. South

Head coach: Bob Padjen

Assistant coaches: Trent Jensen, Jesse Kikkert, Jonathan Hill, Doug Smith, Mike Tisza, Rob Shell and Tim Russell

How they fared in 2017: 6-4 (3-3 South Suburban Blue Conference), T.F. South made the Class 6A state football playoff field. The Rebels lost to Danville in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Thornwood

Sept. 1 vs Julian

Sept. 7 vs Oak Forest

Sept. 14 @ TF North

Sept. 21 vs Bremen

Sept. 28 @ Reavis

Oct. 5 vs Hillcrest

Oct. 12 @ Lemont

Oct. 19 @ Tinley Park

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Biggest storyline: T.F. South has advanced to the playoffs 20 times in the past 24 seasons. Can the Rebels get back to the IHSA state playoff field and make more noise this fall?

Names to watch this season: QB Kamron Clayton LB Michael Smith

Biggest holes to fill: The Rebels will need to replace seven starters on each side of the football this fall. 

EDGY's Early Take: T.F. South head coach Bob Padjen was able to keep the Rebels on a winning path in his first season as Rebels head coach after several years serving in an assistant role. South always has talent. If the underclassmen can step up this summer, look for the Rebels to challenge for the top half of the South Suburban Blue conference race.