Week 3 High School Football Capsule Previews
By Pat Disabato email@example.com September 6, 2012 7:24PM
The 2011 SouthtownStar rivals trophy was given to the winner of the Oak Forest vs Bremen high school football game.
Updated: October 9, 2012 2:23PM
NO. 9 OAK FOREST (2-0)
at BREMEN (2-0)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Last week: Oak Forest 28, Rich Central 7; Bremen 35, Perspectives/Leadership 14
The breakdown: Oak Forest QB Tom Zale and FB Matt Barry were knocked out of Friday’s win over Rich Central. Barry is expected to return, while Zale is not. Backup Nick Ciufia stepped in and led the Bengals to three scores. Bremen will need a big game out of QB Tyler Banovich and RB Devonta Wilson to pull off a second straight win over its archrival.
ARGO (2-0) AT REAVIS (2-0)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Last week: Argo 40, Ridgewood 7; Reavis 7, Joliet Central 6
The breakdown: Argo QB Jason Noel has the arm and legs to demand serious attention, and a stable of receivers that will test Reavis’ secondary. Much of the Rams’ success revolves around QB Jose Romero, who has two fine targets in Kyle Wetzel and Kenny Castillo. The team that does a better job of hanging on to the football likely prevails.
NO. 10 RICHARDS (1-1)
at EVERGREEN PARK (2-0)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Last week: Morris 15, Richards 13; Evergreen Park 52, TEAM Englewood 0
The breakdown: Evergreen Park took Richards to the woodshed last season, registering a 33-0 win on the Bulldogs’ field. Richards remembers that beat-down well. The Bulldogs could be without QB Tommy Mister, who injured his ankle in Week 2. If the junior can’t go, Hasan Muhammad likely will take the snaps. Evergreen Park must get big-time performances from QB Brandon White and WR Jaquet McClendon. The Mustangs would help their cause tremendously by establishing a ground attack, which will be easier said than done against an aggressive Richards defense.
NO. 8 PROVIDENCE (2-0)
at ST. LAURENCE (1-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday
Last week: Providence 28, Minooka 10
The breakdown: Providence QB Dominic Lagone has provided a huge boost to the Celtics offense, which would benefit from the return of RB Brandon Price and WR Miles Boykin. Both sat out a Week 2 win with ankle injuries. WR Cody Kirby is a top target for Lagone. St. Laurence has to be able to run the ball to pull off the upset. Meaning, RB Mike Fowler will be expected to duplicate his 119-yard effort from Week 2. Vikings QB Bob Kelly will need to keep the Celtics defense honest by establishing some semblance of a passing attack.
NO. 2 MOUNT CARMEL (2-0)
at DE LA SALLE (2-0)
When: 6 p.m. Friday
Last week: Mount Carmel 45, Morgan Park 15; De La Salle 34, Gordon Tech 0
The breakdown: If De La Salle wants to be recognized as one of the top programs, it must do more than just show up Friday. It must put up a major fight against a prolific Caravan program. In RB Mikale Wilbon, the Meteors boast of one the state’s elite ball carriers. Mount Carmel will do its best to keep Wilbon on the sidelines. If the Caravan, behind QB Don Butkus and RBs Draco Smith and Michael Domer, is allowed to methodically drive the ball and eat clock, De La Salle is in trouble.
N0. 1 MARIST (2-0)
at NAZARETH (2-0)
When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Last week: Marist 49, Brother Rice 35; Nazareth 48, Julian 12
The breakdown: The RedHawks face a third straight road test. Despite scoring 84 points in two games, Marist would like to smooth out the edges on its inconsistent passing game. Marist RB Peter Andreotti has been dynamite. The RedHawks defense will need to step it up against a Roadrunners offense led by RBs Rudy Romagnano and Joshua Moore. Romagnano rushed for three TDs and also returned an interception for a touchdown against Julian. Marist likely will try to force Nazareth to the air and has the front four to execute that strategy.
NO. 4 ST. RITA (1-1) vs. FENWICK (2-0)
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday (at Morton West)
Last week: St. Rita 49, Danville 7; Fenwick 16, Marmion Academy 6
The breakdown: The Mustangs got their house in order on defense in Week 2, after allowing 35 points to Marist in the opener. The three-headed RB beast Guerby Ministre, Tim Lombard and Tom McCormick will pose major problems for a Fenwick defense that is riding high after posting two straight wins. However, St. Rita presents a major upgrade in talent, which the Friars will likely find out in a hurry.
Compiled by Pat Disabato