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High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 4

High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 4

High School Lites had some great games between Top 25 teams this week as some of the best teams in the area went head-to-head. This week's show had a major clash as No. 6 Lincoln-Way East traveled to No. 18 Bolingbrook while St. Charles East faced rival No. 24 St. Charles North in a crosstown showdown. Our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week also returned to Northwest Indiana for the Whiting and Lake Station Edison 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 4

Highlights: No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor rolls by Lockport

Highlights: No. 6 Lincoln-Way East uses big second half to beat No. 18 Bolingbrook

Highlights: No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest runs by Proviso West

Highlights: No. 15 Marist takes down Marian Central

Highlights: No. 16 Barrington slows down Evanston

Highlights: St. Charles East upsets No. 24 St. Charles North

Highlights: No. 25 Lyons gets by Leyden

Highlights: Naperville North holds off Lake Park

Highlights: St. Patrick shuts out Marian Catholic

Drive Lincoln-Way East: Episode 5

Viewer's Choice Game of the Week: Whiting shuts out Lake Station Edison

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Stagg senior Cara Mahoney

In the Gym at EFT: Defensive Line Drill with Montini's Joe Spivak

TOP 25 SCORES

No. 3 Homewood-Flossmoor 53, Lockport 24

No. 4 Palatine 41, New Trier 21

No. 5 Brother Rice 42, Montini 7

No. 6 Lincoln-Way East 41, No. 18 Bolingbrook 23

No. 7 Neuqua Valley 48, Wheaton-Warrenville South 19

No. 9 Mount Carmel 49, DePaul Prep 8

No. 10 Prairie Ridge 56, Crystal Lake South 7

Naperville Central 33, No. 11 Waubonsie Valley 16

No. 12 Hinsdale Central 35, York 7

No. 13 Fenwick 36, Leo 8

No. 14 Oak Park-River Forest 42, Proviso West 8

No. 15 Marist 45, Marian Central 0

No. 16 Barrington 35, Evanston 7

No. 17 Stevenson 48, Mundelein 6

No. 19 Batavia 48, Elgin 0

No. 20 Maine South 45, Conant 7

No. 21 Libertyville 40, Waukegan 7

No. 22 Phillips 48, Westinghouse 6

No. 23 Cary-Grove 35, Jacobs 14

St. Charles East 28, No. 24 St. Charles North 21

No. 25 Lyons 38, Leyden 13

SATURDAY'S TOP 25 GAMES

No. 1 Loyola Academy vs. St. Francis

No. 2 Glenbard West vs. Downers North

No. 8 Glenbard North at Thornton

75 Days to Kickoff: St. Ignatius

75 Days to Kickoff: St. Ignatius

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 Aug. 5, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 30.

School: St. Ignatius College Prep

Head coach: Matt Miller

Assistant coaches: Charlie Dowdl, Alex Carric, Dan Bunne, Mike Mille, David Hidalg, Michael Whela, Doug Bartlet, Bill Stritzel and Ben Wade

How they fared in 2018: 6-5 (3-1 CCL Red Conference). St. Ignatius made the Class 6A state playoff field and lost to Notre Dame in opening round action.

2019 regular season schedule:

Aug. 30 vs Lindblom
Sept. 6 @ Ridgewood
Sept. 13 @ Benet Academy
Sept. 20 @ Marmion Academy
Sept. 27 vs Loyola
Oct. 4 vs Joliet Catholic
Oct. 11 vs Marian Central Catholic
Oct. 18 @ Marian Catholic
Oct. 25 vs Fenwick

[MORE: 84 Days to Kickoff - Marmion Academy]

Biggest storyline: The schedule. Can the Wolfpack get back to the state playoffs? The upgraded/combined ESCC-CCL regular season schedule should be intriguing.

Names to watch this season: LB Declan Callahan (Sr.), OL/DL Mofolarin Walter-Johnson (Sr.), LB/DE Elijah Williams (Sr.)  

Biggest holes to fill: The Wolfpack graduated nine starters this past spring on the offensive side of the football. 

EDGY's Early Take: St. Ignatius has had a strong run of late, having made the IHSA state playoffs in the past four seasons. They won seven games in 2018, five via the shutout and they gave Loyola all they could handle. But the combination of the ESCC/CCL conferences has undoubtedly ramped up the Wolfpacks' schedule this fall. It features games with the likes of Benet, JCA, Loyola and Marian Central Catholic. If St. Ignatius can reload a bit (on offense in particular), they will have a good chance to compete for a fifth straight IHSA state playoff appearance. 
 

Two 2020 Top Chicagoland names make college choices

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Two 2020 Top Chicagoland names make college choices

Two top names from the Chicagoland Class of 2020 have given verbal commitments so far today.

Chicago Curie senior to be three star ranked offensive tackle Kevo Wesley (6-foot-5, 265 pounds) gave Vanderbilt his verbal commitment this evening while on his official visit this weekend. Wesley, who is holding 29 scholarship offers this summer recently narrowed down his list of favorite schools to both Boston College and Vanderbilt and made official visits to both schools.

Wesley, who didn't play any organized football until his sophomore season under Condors head coach Arthur Ray Jr., saw his transition from football novice to pledging to Vanderbilt and playing in the Southeastern Conference pay off today.

"Kevo just always had a tremendous level of focus," according to Curie head coach Arthur Ray Jr.. "He was a basketball kid who wanted to get better and worked hard. He never missed a workout or a training season  and he would always put in extra work. He always had the academic side taken care and Vanderbilt plays in the SEC plus they offer a great education and it's a great fit."

Wheaton Warrenville South senior K Jack Olsen (5-foot-11, 170 pounds) added a full scholarship offer from Michigan State a few weeks ago and tonight gave the Spartans his verbal commitment while on his official visit. Olsen, ranked as one of the top place kickers in the nation according to Chris Sailer Kicking pointed towards the overall fit for him at Michigan State as a main factor in his decision.

"I have visited Michigan State multiple times and I've always loved it there," Olsen said. "I have always wanted to play in the Big Ten growing up. I've looked into everything that Michigan State has to offer including taking an academics tour. I wanted to make sure I loved the schools for everything and not just the football side."