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Week 8 high school football capsules

Updated: November 13, 2012 6:13AM



ST. RITA (4-3, 0-2) VS. NO. 3 MOUNT CARMEL (6-1, 1-1) AT GATELY STADIUM

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Last week: St. Rita 35, Bishop McNamara 7; Mount Carmel 52, St. Laurence 0

The breakdown: The granddaddy of all rivalries. St. Rita has won four straight vs. Mount Carmel. The Mustangs will try to keep an aggressive Mount Carmel defense guessing with a mix of running and passing. Quarterback John Kelley (51-of-101, 791, 7 TDs) will likely target WR Malik Space often. Mount Carmel will do what it does best: run the ball. QB Don Butkus and running backs Matt Domer (60 carries, 825 yards, 14 TDs) carry the load. RB Draco Smith, another game-breaker, is banged up but should play.

TINLEY PARK (4-3, 2-3) AT NO. 8 OAK FOREST (6-1, 3-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Last week: Evergreen Park 26, Tinley Park 14; Oak Forest 49, T.F. North 6

The breakdown: Tinley Park is banged up. QB Christian Plummer (knee) was sidelined during Friday’s game against Evergreen Park and RB Preston Thompson (leg) was extremely limited. Without that duo, the Titans could be in for a long night. Oak Forest QB Tom Zale regained his health and threw for a pair of touchdowns and ran for another against T.F. North. If the Bengals prevail, a Week 9 showdown for a piece of the South Suburban Blue championship looms against first-place T.F. South.

EVERGREEN PARK (5-2, 3-2) AT SHEPARD (4-3, 3-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Last week: Evergreen Park 26, Tinley Park 14; Richards 44, Shepard 8

The breakdown: Evergreen Park QB Brandon White (50-of-107, 881, 12) has been on fire passing the football. Expect the Mustangs to continue to ride his hot hand. Evergreen Park’s defense, led by Kyle Venhuizen and DaQua Gatewood, must prevent the Astros from recording the big play. Shepard’s offensive line must provide QB Jimmy McClinton (928 yards passing; 421 rushing) and RB Lorenzo Lashley time to do their thing or it could spell trouble.

LINCOLN-WAY NORTH (4-3, 3-2) AT ANDREW (5-2, 4-1)

When: 7 p.m., Friday

Last week: Lincoln-Way North 42, Thornridge 6; Bradley 31, Andrew 21

The breakdown: The Phoenix will try to establish its ground attack, led by Julian Hylton (108-836, 12), Tyler Gaynor (68-453, 6) and Mike Irace. If North can eat clock and keep the Thunderbolts offense on the sidelines, the better its chance at registering the road win. Andrew has a two-way threat in QB Jacob Platt (971 passing, 421 rushing yards) and a pair of game-breaking backs in Jarvion Franklin (92-775, 11) and Dennis Vilimek (19 catches, 452 yards). The Thunderbolts would benefit from allowing Platt to throw the ball more and keep the Phoenix ‘D’ guessing.

NO. 1 MARIST (7-0, 5-0) VS. BENET (6-1, 3-1) AT BENEDICTINE UNIVERSITY

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday

Last week: Marist 21, Notre Dame 14; Benet 49, Nazareth 0

The breakdown: The RedHawks are facing a Benet squad that has registered consecutive shutouts. Marist can’t afford another lackluster effort like Friday’s against Notre Dame. QB Ian Woodworth (159-of-260, 1,647, 11), WRs Nic Weishar (58-660, 5), Bryan Polak (37-337, 2) and Flynn Nagel (36-340, 2) need to bring their ‘A’ games. RB Peter Andreotti (144-907, 10) has been a constant threat all season. The Redwings have similar firepower offensively in sophomore QB Jake Beneventi and WRs Jack Toner and Jack Euritt.

BLOOM (4-2, 2-1) AT RICH EAST (5-2, 3-0)

When: Noon, Saturday

Last week: Bloom 28, Kankakee 6; Rich East 48, Rich South 20

The breakdown: The Blazing Trojans will have to mix it up offensively to keep an aggressive and skilled Rockets ‘D’ from stacking eight in the box. Bloom QB Kendall McGinnis has the potential to do just that. Rich East will likely try to smash the ball down Bloom’s throat. The Rockets have plenty of options in RBs Jawaun Ward, Carleto Jackson, Berwin Causey and Nick Horne. QB Malcolm Miller is a threat with his legs as well.



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