Viewers' Choice: Vote for High School Lites game coverage


Viewers' Choice: Vote for High School Lites game coverage

Who wants it more?

We are putting High School Lites, Chicagoland's top prep sports show, in the hands of area football fans in our "Viewers' Choice Game of the Week." Fans will get the chance to pick one game that the @CSNPreps crew will cover on Friday night. We will send our cameras to the game that gets the most votes; highlights and postgame reaction of that game will appear on that night's "High School Lites" broadcast at 11 p.m. — just after Chicago White Sox baseball. The show also live streams at High School Lites will also have broadcast replays at 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. the following Saturday. This week we spotlight the Chicago Public League:

Solorio vs. Brooks, 4:15 p.m. (Gately)

Hubbard vs. Raby, 7:15 p.m. (Hanson)

Kenwood vs. Payton, 7:15 p.m. (Lane Tech)

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Poll opens Tuesday at 12 p.m. and closes Thursday at 4 p.m. Here is what fans need to do to vote:

— Follow @CSNPreps on Twitter.
— Note the "pinned Tweet" atop the @CSNPreps feed. Vote for the game you want us to cover.
— Spread the word! 

We will make an announcement on @CSNPreps just after 4 p.m. Thursday with the official results of which game will be covered. And as a reminder, be sure to follow @CSNPreps for updates on the "Viewers' Choice Game of the week," along with other high school sports news, scores and highlights this season.

41 Days to Kickoff: Walter Payton College Prep


41 Days to Kickoff: Walter Payton College Prep 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 Jul. 31, we’ll unveil the @CSNPreps Top 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 25.

School: Payton Prep

Head coach: George Klupchak

How they fared in 2016: 8-3 (5-0, CPL Illini Heartland Conference), made the 2016 Class 5A playoff field and lost to Marian Central Catholic in opening-round action.

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2017 regular season schedule:

Aug. 25 – vs. Whitney Young (Lane Stadium)

Sept. 1 – @ Lincoln Park (Lane Stadium)

Sept. 8 – vs. Kenwood (Lane Stadium)

Sept. 15- vs. Marshall (Lane Stadium)

Sept. 22 - @ Linblom (Linblom Park)

Sept. 29 – @ Robeson (Stagg)

Oct. 6 - @ Clark (Rockne)

Oct. 14 - vs. Uplift (Stagg)

Oct. 20 - CPL Playoffs

Biggest storyline: Can Payton Prep get back into the state playoffs and advance in 2017?

Names to watch this season: senior WR/LB Eli Geleerd, senior OL/DL Ben Lohman

Biggest holes to fill: Who will play quarterback for the Grizzlies this fall?

EDGY's early take: Payton Prep welcomes back 14 starters (seven offense, seven defense) from last year's playoff team. Look for the Grizzlies to rely on its running game and offensive line as they break in a new quarterback. Payton Prep should have a great shot at a second straight conference title and a state playoff bid in 2017.