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High School Lites Week 4 Football Roundup

High School Lites Week 4 Football Roundup

High School Lites featured plenty of great action on Friday night as CSN had highlights of many of the area's top matchups. No. 3 Maine South has another big test against No. 14 Palatine while No. 2 Prairie Ridge also has highlights.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CSNPreps for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

Also be sure to read a preview of Saturday's big Week 4 matchups as Edgy Tim breaks down No. 15 Hinsdale Central hosting Downers North and a clash between Shepard and Reavis.

DRIVE: Prairie RidgeEpisode 5

Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: Wilmington takes down Peotone

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Mount Carmel's Alek Thomas

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Ridgewood Girls Volleyball

Faith in Football: A look back at Donovan McNabb 

Friday's Top 25 Scores

No. 1 Lincoln-Way East 46, Sandburg 7

No. 2 Prairie Ridge 56, Crystal Lake South 14

No. 3 Maine South 17, No. 14 Palatine 14

No. 4 Marist 42, Marian Central 20

No. 5 Lake Zurich 36, Zion-Benton 6

No. 7 Homewood-Flossmoor 48. Bolingbrook 20

No. 8 Naperville Central 43, Waubonsie Valley 37

No. 10 Loyola 42, St. Francis 7

No. 11 Barrington 45, Glenbrook South 24

St. Charles North 35, No. 12 St. Charles East 34, OT

No. 13 Stevenson 35, Mundelein 7

No. 16 Hoffman Estates 56, Vernon Hills 14

No. 18 Nazareth 32, Carmel 13

No. 19 Cary-Grove 52, Jacobs 26

No. 20 Batavia 55, Elgin 8

No. 21 Huntley 56, Hampshire 14

No. 23 Crete-Monee 71, Bloom 0

No. 24 Neuqua Valley 35, Wheaton-Warrenville South 14

No. 25 Montini 29, Brother Rice 28

Other Highlights

Oswego shuts out Plainfield East

Naperville North holds off Lake Park

33 Days to Kickoff: Benet

33 Days to Kickoff: Benet

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: Benet Academy

Head coach: Pat New

How they fared in 2017: 9-4 (5-2 East Suburban Catholic Conference). Benet Academy made the Class 7A state playoff field. They defeated Maine West, Hononegah and Lincoln-Way Central before losing to Batavia in the state semifinal round. 

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 @ St. Laurence

Aug. 31 @ Moline

Sept. 7 @ St. Patrick

Sept. 14 vs Niles Notre Dame

Sept. 21 vs Nazareth Academy

Sept. 28 @ Joliet Catholic

Oct. 5 vs St. Viator

Oct. 13 @ Marian Catholic

Oct. 19 vs Marist

[MORE: 78 Days to Kickoff - St. Patrick]

Biggest storyline: After back-to-back state semifinal playoff runs, can the Redwings pick things up right where they left off and another make deep playoff run?

Names to watch this season: QB Collin Gillespie and RB/S Ben Hickey

Biggest holes to fill: While the Redwings will welcome back some key starters from a season ago, they will need to reload a bit up front on both the offensive and defensive line. 

EDGY's Early Take: Coach Pat New's Redwings had an early 14-0 lead over eventual 7A state champion Batavia before falling to the Bulldogs. Benet, who has 50 program wins since 2012 (all playoff seasons), is never short on talent. Look for their offensive skills department to carry the load early this season. The Redwings should challenge in the East Suburban Catholic Conference race and into playoff time come October. 

34 Days to Kickoff: Bartlett

34 Days to Kickoff: Bartlett

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: Bartlett

Head coach: Mark Erlenbaugh

How they fared in 2017: 2-7 (2-3 Upstate 8 Valley Conference), Bartlett failed to qualify for the 20127 IHSA state football playoff field.

2018 regular season schedule:

Aug. 24 @ East Aurora

Aug. 31 vs Glenbard East

Sept. 7 vs Glenbard South

Sept. 14 @ Elgin

Sept. 21 @ West Aurora

Sept. 28 vs West Chicago

Oct. 5 vs Larkin

Oct. 13 @ South Elgin 

Oct. 19 @ Streamwood

[MORE: 53 Days to Kickoff - Glenbard East]

Biggest storyline: Can the Hawks soar in the newly realigned Upstate 8 conference?

Names to watch this season: QB Dean Kotsovetis and WR Austin Gates

Biggest holes to fill: The Hawks will need to fill in several spots this summer especially upfront on the offensive and defensive lines due to graduation losses.

EDGY's Early Take: Bartlett head coach Matt Erlenbaugh comes in from Chicago's Solorio High School and takes over the Hawks football program. Look for Bartlett to have a chance to challenge in the newly-realigned Upstate Eight schedule. The Hawks schedule this season won't include the likes of several 2017 state playoff teams like Lemont, Prairie Ridge and St. Charles East.