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Bremen quarterback Tyler Banovich | File photo

Bremen quarterback Tyler Banovich | File photo

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Updated: October 1, 2013 6:29AM



St. Laurence at Reavis

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Outlook: Not only is this a battle for bragging rights of Burbank, but a battle of returning QBs in the Vikings’ Bob Kelly and the Rams’ Jose Romero. St. Laurence’s spread offense boasts eight returning starters, led by Kelly and RBs Frank Miller, Bill Novak and Julian Gonzales. Romero has a prime target at receiver in Tyler Wetzel and an experienced backfield mate in David Solus. However, keep an eye on Rams RB Travis Liszewski, a sophomore with immense talent.

Crete-Monee at T.F. South

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Outlook: Nyles Morgan, one of top linebackers in the nation, leads a Crete-Monee defense that returns nine starters. T.F. South must somehow try to keep a savvy and skilled Warriors defense guessing. Rebels QB Cody Petrich has multiple targets at receiver in Efe Ovie, Ricky Ramirez, Torian Lewis and Rafael Canty. On the ground, T.F. South will spread the wealth between Kendall McCaskill, Trenton Gilbert and Javaughn Hunter. Crete-Monee will rotate QBs Luke Hommes and Frank Douglas. RB Deshaun Smith will be the primary ballcarrier for the Warriors.

Brother Rice at Shepard

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Crusaders’ spread offense is loaded with big-play potential, beginning with QB Alex Alarcon. He has a pair of prime-time targets in WRs Chris Rozell and Luke Mueller. The ground attack features explosive RB Marcus Jones. With a beefy O-line, the Astros would prefer to keep the chains moving by way of a ground attack. QB Shane Javorski will hand the ball off to RBs Jabari Jones and Kyle Dye. Dye is also a threat to catch the ball. While Astros WRs Chris Bailey, Dylan Vitiello, Ramzi Berryhill and Raphael Williams are not household names, they warrant the Crusaders’ attention.

Bremen at Andrew

When: 7:15 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Braves have the versatility on offense to keep the Thunderbolts defense on its heels. QB Tyler Banovich is a three-year starter. He’ll look to WRs Joe Taylor, Sean Grant and Kyle Ramos when it’s time to go to the air. Bremen’s 1-2 punch of RBs D’arious Tolbert and Dijon Holmes is capable of the big play. Andrew’s offense is explosive, with QB Jacob Platt, RB Jarvion Franklin and WR Danny Ball capable of major fireworks. Platt is a dual threat, capable of carving a defense with his arm and legs.

St. Rita vs. Marist

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Soldier Field

Outlook: QB Tommy Mister makes his much-anticipated debut for the Mustangs. When he’s not trying to move the chains himself, he’ll get the ball to RBs Tyre Lee and Derrick Miles and WRs Julian Crum and Malik Space. Marist’s attack-style offense features D-I WRs Nic Weishar and Flynn Nagel and strong-armed QB Jack Donegan. RB Peter Andreotti will keep St. Rita’s defense honest. The difference likely will come down to which defense executes best down the stretch.

Compiled by Pat Disabato



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