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High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 6

High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 6

High School Lites had some quality games this week as some major rivals went head-to-head. This week's show had a huge rivalry game with Oswego traveling to No. 24 Oswego East while No. 6 Neuqua Valley traveled to No. 14 Naperville North. Mount Carmel also battled No. 3 Brother Rice while No. 16 Stevenson faced a test on the road at Libertyville.

Our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week went to Bensonville as St. Edward faced Fenton in a Metro Suburban Blue 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 6

Highlights: Oswego knocks off rival No. 24 Oswego East

Highlights: No. 3 Brother Rice holds off Mount Carmel

Highlights: No. 6 Neuqua Valley holds off No. 14 Naperville North

Highlights: No. 5 Lincoln-Way East rolls by Andrew

Highlights: No. 16 Stevenson takes down Libertyville

Highlights: No. 19 Bradley-Bourbonnais stays unbeaten with win over Lincoln-Way Central

Highlights: Highland Park blanks Deerfield

Highlights: Johnsburg runs past Woodstock North

Viewer's Choice Game of the Week: Fenton beats St. Edward in a shootout

Drive Lincoln-Way East: Episode 7

In the Gym at EFT: Pete Houlihan shares tips for defensive backs

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Grayslake Central's Jack Aho

Stevenson senior Justin Smith commits to Indiana

Larkin senior forward Christian Negron out for the season with torn ACL

TOP 25 SCORES

No. 2 Homewood-Flossmoor 48, Sandburg 0
No. 3 Brother Rice 49, Mount Carmel 42
No. 4 Palatine 21, Fremd 14
No. 5 Lincoln-Way East 49, Andrew, 7
No. 6 Neuqua Valley 35, No. 14 Naperville North 20
No. 7 Prairie Ridge 62, McHenry 6
No. 10 Oak Park 34, York 17
No. 15 Maine South 34, Glenbrook South 21
No. 16 Stevenson 27, Libertyville 14
No. 17 Glenbard North 34, Wheaton North 7
No. 18 Cary-Grove 50, Dundee-Crown 13
No. 19 Bradley-Bourbonnais 27, Lincoln-Way Central 17
No. 20 Fenwick 47, Marmion 7
Wheaton-Warrenville South 39, No. 22 Waubonsie Valley 32
No. 23 St. Charles East 38, Bartlett 19
Oswego 21, No. 24 Oswego East 7
No. 25 IC Catholic 45, Riverside-Brookfield 14

SATURDAY'S TOP 25 GAMES

No. 1 Loyola 35, St. Rita 3
No. 8 Lyons Township 23, Downers North 6
No. 9 Hinsdale Central 31, No. 12 Glenbard West 30, OT
No. 11 Marist 41, St. Patrick 13
No. 13 Barrington 49, Schaumburg 20
 

62 Days to Kickoff: Lincoln Park

62 Days to Kickoff: Lincoln Park

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: Lincoln Park

Head coach: Vince DeFrancesco

Assistant coaches: Steve Karoff, Grant Magnuson, Tyler Clark, Brandon Randolph, Alex Green and Tom Dellota

How they fared in 2017: 8-2 (7-0 Chicago Public League Chicago Big Shoulders Conference). Lincoln Park made the Class 7A state football playoff field. The Lions lost to Alton in opening round action. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ IWT Speer

Sept. 1 vs. Kenwood

Sept. 7 vs. Hubbard

Sept. 14 @ Phillips

Sept. 21 vs. Lane Tech

Sept. 28 vs. Taft

Oct. 5 vs. Westinghouse

Oct. 12 vs. Raby

Oct. 19 vs. Morgan Park

Biggest storyline: The Lions' new conference. Can Lincoln Park keep its winning ways when they start playing in the CPL/Illini Land of Lincoln this fall?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Dane Romberger and DB Jalen Jenkins

Biggest holes to fill: The Lions will need to reload on the offensive side of the football this summer with just three starters back this fall.

EDGY's Early Take: Coach Vince DeFrancesco's Lions have been on a nice roll, getting to the IHSA state playoffs in each of his past three seasons (four straight for the school overall). However, the price for the Lions' success is extremely high. The CPL Illini Land of Lincoln is loaded. The schedule includes the likes of Kenwood, Hubbard, Phillips, Raby and Morgan Park...just to name a few. If the Lions can develop their less experienced offense this summer, all the better for them.

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?