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High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 7

High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 7

We're inching closer and closer to playoff time as High School Lites had some big games this week. This week's show had a huge rivalry game with No. 8 Lyons Township and No. 9 Hinsdale Central while No. 15 Stevenson traveled to Lake Zurich.

Our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week went to the South suburbs as Rich Central faced Crete-Monee.

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

HIGHLIGHTS: (5) Lincoln-Way East runs over Sandburg

HIGHLIGHTS: (9) Hinsdale Central beats rival (8) Lyons Township 

HIGHLIGHTS: (15) Stevenson uses late field goal to beat Lake Zurich

HIGHLIGHTS: New Trier knocks off (13) Maine South

HIGHLIGHTS: Lemont gets past T.F. South

HIGHLIGHTS: Antioch holds off Lakes

HIGHLIGHTS: Taft takes down Lincoln Park

HIGHLIGHTS: Crete-Monee runs by Rich Central in Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

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TOP 25 SCORES

No. 1 Loyola 51, Leo 8

No. 2 Homewood-Flossmoor 50, Thornridge 0

No. 3 Brother Rice 63, St. Joseph 7

No. 4 Palatine 43, Conant 7

No. 5 Lincoln-Way East 64, Sandburg 14

No. 6 Neuqua Valley 31, Wheaton North 17

No. 7 Prairie Ridge 61, Hampshire 6

No. 9 Hinsdale Central 28, No. 8 Lyons Township 21

No. 11 Marist 44, Nazareth 14

No. 12 Barrington 45, Hoffman Estates 41

New Trier 27, No. 13 Maine South 21

No. 15 Stevenson 17, Lake Zurich 14

No. 16 Naperville North 50, Naperville Central 31

No. 17 Glenbard North 51, Lake Park 0

No. 18 Cary-Grove 59, Crystal Lake South 0

No. 19 Bradley-Bourbonnais 45, Urbana 7

No. 20 Fenwick 35, Providence 28

No. 22 St. Charles East 55, Larkin 15

No. 23 Oswego 63, Joliet Central 14

No. 24 IC Catholic 50, Wheaton Academy 0

SATURDAY'S TOP 25 GAMES

No. 10 Oak Park-River Forest at No. 14 Glenbard West

No. 21 Phillips vs. Raby

No. 25 Batavia at South Elgin

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?