Updated: October 19, 2013 6:59PM
1. Andrew’s defense needs to improve. The Thunderbolts have scored 125 points in three games which, in most instances, would equate to a 3-0 start. However, the Thunderbolts have allowed a whopping 108, which is why they’re 1-2. A 54-23 Week 1 win over Bremen was followed by a 42-35 loss to Sandburg in Week 2 and a 43-36 double-overtime loss Friday to Lincoln-Way North. The offense has lived up to the hype. Any type of defense and Andrew is sitting 3-0.
2. Don’t count out Lemont. The Indians are 1-2 after a 28-14 loss Friday to Richards. The offensive line doesn’t boast a Pocic or a McAuliffe for the first time in years, and there are six sophomores on varsity. The defense, though, is legit. There’s one other major factor: Coach Eric Michaelsen and his staff are among the best in the business.
3. Can Mount Carmel be stopped? No matter if it’s in Class 8A or 7A, the Caravan has to be the favorite. Mount Carmel has outscored its first three foes 131-8. However, it feels like coach Frank Lenti’s club is just waiting for the competition to improve before unleashing its full onslaught. Brother Rice arrives Friday at Gately Stadium. However, the first major test comes Sept. 27 with a trip to rival St. Rita.