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High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 8

High School Lites Football Roundup: Week 8

It's the final weeks of the regular season as High School Lites had some huge games this week. This week's show had some important games between ranked teams with No. 4 Palatine battling No. 11 Barrington while No. 10 Lyons Township traveled to No. 16 Oak Park-River Forest.

Our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week went to the west suburbs as West Aurora faced Bartlett.

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 8

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 3 Brother Rice uses late push to down St. Rita

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 4 Palatine wins on the road at No. 11 Barrington

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 18 Bradley-Bourbonnais stuns No. 5 Lincoln-Way East

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 9 Marist takes down Benet

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 16 Oak Park-River Forest runs by No. 10 Lyons Township

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 20 Phillips runs past Solorio

HIGHLIGHTS: No. 23 IC Catholic shuts out Glenbard South

HIGHLIGHTS: West Aurora races past Bartlett in Viewers' Choice Game of the Week

HIGHLIGHTS: Curie takes down Simeon

HIGHLIGHTS: Late field goal leads Carmel past St. Patrick

HIGHLIGHTS: Montini outlasts Mount Carmel

HIGHLIGHTS: Ottawa Marquette cruises by Hope Academy

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In the Gym at EFT: Wall Stretch

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: New Trier's Francis Fay

TOP 25 SCORES

No. 3 Brother Rice 52, St. Rita 33

No. 4 Palatine 49, No.11 Barrington 31

No. 18 Bradley-Bourbonnais 38, No. 5 Lincoln-Way East 21

No. 6 Neuqua Valley 38, Lake Park 12

No. 7 Prairie Ridge 42, Jacobs 0

No. 8 Hinsdale Central 28, Hinsdale South 14

No. 9 Marist 31, Benet 14

No. 16 Oak Park-River Forest 27, No. 10 Lyons Township 3

No. 12 Glenbard West 49, Proviso West 6

No. 13 Naperville North 17, Waubonsie Valley 14

No. 14 Stevenson 36, Waukegan 7

No. 15 Glenbard North 29, Metea Valley 15

No. 19 Fenwick 42, St. Francis 0

No. 20 Phillips 58, Solorio 14

No. 21 St. Charles East 35, Elgin 6

No. 22 Oswego 21, Plainfield South 0

No. 23 IC Catholic 50, Glenbard South 0

No. 24 Batavia 48, Larkin 21

No. 25 Lemont 43, Tinley Park7

SATURDAY'S TOP 25 GAMES

No. 1 Loyola Academy vs. Providence

No. 2 Homewood-Flossmoor vs. Thornton

No. 17 Cary-Grove vs. South Elgin

89 Days to Kickoff: St. Charles East

89 Days to Kickoff: St. Charles East

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: St. Charles East

Head coach: Bryce Farquhar

How they fared in 2017: 8-3 (4-2 Upstate 8 River Conference), St. Charles East made the 2017 IHSA state Class 8A playoff field. The Saints defeated Oswego East then lost to eventual 8A state champion Lincoln-Way East in second round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ Rock Island

Aug. 31 @ Carmel

Sept. 7 vs Glenbard North

Sept. 14 @ Wheaton South

Sept. 21 vs Geneva

Sept. 28 @ St. Charles North

Oct. 5 vs Batavia

Oct. 12 @ Wheaton North

Oct. 19 vs Lake Park

[MORE: 90 Days to Kickoff - Warren]

Biggest storyline: The Saints have had impressive campaigns the last two seasons. Can they continue to prosper in the newly-formed DuKane Conference?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Justin Jett and OL Dylan Barrett

Biggest holes to fill: The Saints will look to reload at a few key spots including at quarterback, as Clayton Isbell has moved on to Illinois State. Replacing RB/LB Nick Garlisch (South Dakota St.) will be key as well.

EDGY's Early Take: Coach Bryce Farquhar's Saints have produced playoff seasons in back-to-back years. Now, their regular season ramps up a bit with the newly-formed DuKane Conference. The new league features some former Upstate Eight conference foes in St. Charles North, Batavia and Geneva, plus former DuPage Valley members Wheaton Warrenville South, Wheaton North, Glenbard North and Lake Park. Look for the Saints to rely on some experience up front. Three starters are back on the offensive line, including junior OG Dylan Barrett. He has already added several FBS level scholarship offers. 

90 Days to Kickoff: Warren

90 Days to Kickoff: Warren

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: Warren Township

Head coach: Bryan McNulty

Assistant coaches: Jim Voutiritsas, Brandon Schild, Justin Van Schaik, Tayler Erbach and Mark Mika

How they fared in 2017: 7-4 (5-2 North Suburban Conference). Warren Township made the IHSA 8A playoff field. The Blue Devils defeated Bolingbrook then lost to Maine South in second round action.

2018 Regular Season Schedule

Aug. 24 vs Barrington

Aug. 31 @ Glenbard North

Sept. 7 vs Waukegan

Sept. 14 vs Libertyville

Sept. 21 @ Lake Forest

Sept. 28 @ Zion-Benton

Oct. 5 vs Lake Zurich

Oct. 12 vs Stevenson

Oct. 19 @ Mundelein

Biggest storyline: Can The Blue Devils make it back-to-back postseason appearances and challenge for the North Suburban Conference title?

Names to watch this season: DL Zack Pelland, DT Willis Singleton and RB Martin Walker

Biggest holes to fill: The Blue Devils will need to find a new pass/catch tandem to replace graduated QB Ian Schilling and a strong group in the skills department, led by WR Micah Jones (Notre Dame).  

EDGY's Early Take: The Blue Devils had a nice 2017 season. After starting seven sophomores on the varsity level a year ago, head coach Bryan McNulty has the rare combination of youth and experience this fall. The defense will be a definite strength going into the season. The offense will rely on the running game, which features four starting offensive linemen back in the fold along with senior RB Martin Walker. If the passing game can come along, this team can once again challenge in the North Suburban Conference race and also in the overall 8A picture.