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High School Lites Week 8 Football Roundup

High School Lites Week 8 Football Roundup

High School Lites featured plenty of great action on Friday night as NBC Sports Chicago had highlights of many of the area's top matchups. There were a few clashes between ranked teams and a tight game in the MSL East as our own Edgy Tim was there for the finish.

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DRIVE: Prairie Ridge: Episode 9

Viewers' Choice Game of the Week: No. 3 Maine South rolls past New Trier

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Willowbrook's Betty-Ann Garrett

St. Xavier Team of the Week: Maine West

Faith in FootballMount Carmel on the move 

Friday's Top 25 Games

No. 1 Lincoln-Way East 49, Thornwood 6

No. 2 Prairie Ridge 30, Jacobs 16

No. 3 Maine South 45, New Trier 7

No. 4 Marist 38, Benet 24

No. 5 Lake Zurich 40, Libertyville 14

No. 6 Phillips 14, Solorio 9

No. 7 Loyola Academy 28, No. 20 Providence 3

No. 8 Glenbard West 24, Oak Park-River Forest 14

No. 9 Homewood-Flossmoor 41, Andrew 12

No. 10 Barrington 48, Schaumburg 20

No. 11 Huntley 51, Crystal Lake South 26

No. 12 Naperville Central 14, No. 13 Wheaton North 7

No. 14 Hinsdale Central 21, No. 17 Lyons Township 20

No. 15 Batavia 35, Larkin 6

Zion-Benton 21, No. 16 Warren 14

No. 19 Crete-Monee 59, Kankakee 0

Lake Park 29, No. 21 Neuqua Valley 23

Waubonsie Valley 42, No. 23 Naperville North 35

No. 24 St. Rita 23, Brother Rice 6

Other Highlights

Hersey holds off Rolling Meadows

Minooka takes down Oswego East

Saturday's Top 25 Games

No. 18 Stevenson at Waukegan

No. 22 Cary-Grove at South Elgin

No. 25 Bolingbrook at Thornton

Preseason Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 8 Curie

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Preseason Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 8 Curie

Curie

2017-18 record:
26-5, 8-1 Public League Red-South/Central 

Postseason results: Lost to Whitney Young in Class 4A sectional finals.

Players to watch: Senior guard DeJuan Gordon is a Kansas State commit who emerged as a top-150 national prospect with his strong play this summer. Another senior guard, Ramean Hinton, is also a talented perimeter threat with plenty of experience. And keep an eye out for Fenwick transfer Damari Nixon as the Condors have historically done well with transfer guards. 

Why they're in the power rankings: Curie will have some question marks on the interior, but they're absolutely stacked at guard. Gordon is a legit Player of the Year candidate while he has plenty of help around him. The Condors have been one of the Public League's best programs over the past decade and this season should be no different. 

Did you know? Curie has captured four consecutive regional titles in Class 4A. 

Preseason Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 9 Bolingbrook

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Preseason Preps Basketball Power Rankings: No. 9 Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook

2017-18 record:
22-7, 7-3 SouthWest Suburban Blue

Postseason results: Lost to West Aurora in Class 4A sectional finals.

Players to watch: A Division I backcourt of seniors Tyler Cochran (Northern Illinois) and Joseph Yesufu (Drake) has Bolingbrook in the top ten once again as they should be a lethal combination. Senior big man Kameron Leonard is a quality big man who is committed to Lewis University. Junior guard Darius Burford has received praise from college coaches for his play this fall. 

Why they're in the power rankings: Bolingbrook's Division I backcourt remains as dangerous as any team in the area as Cochran and Yesufu can both take over a game. With more than just that duo capable of putting up production, the Raiders look like a very legitimate contender this season. 

Did you know? Bolingbrook head coach Rob Brost spent part of the offseason as a court coach for USA Basketball. Brost helped during June's U17 World Cup Team Training Camp as well as October's Junior National Team Minicamp.