Football: Three things learned from Week 5
October 1, 2013 8:28PM
Updated: November 3, 2013 6:17AM
1. Evergreen Park is for real. Richards coach Tony Sheehan has said more than once that this was the season his coaching staff has been greatly anticipating in terms of talent. What does it say about an Evergreen Park team that strolled into Gary Korhonen Field on Friday and walked away with a thrilling 35-34 win over previously unbeaten Richards? It says the Mustangs again are contenders for the Class 4A state championship.
2. James Coleman is a beast. Bloom’s 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end was all over the field Saturday, rushing the passer and chasing down ballcarriers during a 12-10 loss to Rich Central. Long thought of as a basketball player at the next level, Coleman is an emerging football prospect. Bloom coach Tony Palombi referred to Coleman as a “sleeper” among Division I college prospects. One look at Coleman on the field, though, should change his status from “sleeper” to “keeper.”
3. Bremen can’t be ignored. The Braves are 4-1 overall and 3-0 in the South Suburban Blue after disposing of T.F. South 22-13 on Friday. Up next: archrival Oak Forest, also 4-1, 3-0. The Braves were somewhat dismissed after opening the season with a 54-23 loss to Andrew. Since then, they’ve won four straight. If they can upend the Bengals, they’ll be sitting alone atop the conference standings.