Week 6 High School Football Capsule Previews
October 3, 2013 8:58PM
Homewood-Flossmoor quarterback Isaac Cutara (10) celebrates with tight end James Sheehan, (12) after Sheehan's touchdown reception vs. Lincoln-Way East. | Vincent D. Johnson/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: November 5, 2013 6:16AM
Bremen (4-1) at Oak Forest (4-1)
When: 7 p.m. Friday
Outlook: The Braves are riding a four-game winning streak. QB Tyler Banovich (524 yards passing; 276 yards rushing) has provided a nice dual threat for the Braves. He’ll need help from RBs Drequan Ross-Brown (67 carries, 505 yards, 6 TDs) and D’Arious Tolbert (36, 359, 4). If Banovich can find success through the air, the Braves will be in position to pull the upset. The Bengals heavily rely on their running attack, led by RB Matt Barry (81, 441, 3) and QB Nick Ciufia (74, 495, 10). WR Connor Rago is a difference-maker when Oak Forest decides to go airborne.
St. Rita (4-1) at Providence (3-2)
When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, High School Cube
Outlook: The Mustangs are looking to rebound after Friday’s loss to No. 1 Mount Carmel. While QB Tommy Mister (586 yards rushing; 580 yards passing) has been outstanding, St. Rita can’t rely mostly on him to move the chains against Catholic League Blue competition. RB Tyre Lee and WRs Julian Crum (12 catches, 230 yards) and Malik Space must be utilized. The Celtics’ balanced attack on offense will be a challenge for the Mustangs defense to stop. QB Justin Hunniford (84-of-134, 939 yards, 7 TDs) can damage opposing secondaries with the help of WR Miles Boykin (26, 391, 7) and Luc Quaranta (23, 225). RB Dominic Lagone (96, 773, 12) is one of the area’s best.
Homewood-Flossmoor (5-0) at Sandburg (4-1)
When: 7:15 p.m. Friday, High School Cube
Outlook: The Vikings are flying high after upending Lincoln-Way East on Friday. The three-headed monster in the backfield of Vashon Nutt and twin brothers DeVante and Dante Harley-Hampton is lethal. QB Isaac Cutrara has a strong arm and dangerous receivers, led by James Sheehan. Sandburg’s defense will have its hands full. Offensively, the Eagles are led by RBs Brian Langowski (78, 458, 4) and Lavelle Johnson. QB Sean Leland (41-of-83, 693, 12) must be able to keep the Vikings defense honest by way of a passing attack. WR Rasheed Carney (10, 200, 3) is a favorite target.
Mount Carmel (5-0) at Loyola (5-0)
When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday
Outlook: The Caravan will do what it does best: allow QB Marko Boricich and RBs Matt Domer (49, 435, 7) and Jimmy Mickens (61, 403, 3) to chew clock by way of a devastating option-attack ground assault. Loyola, however, may have the muscle and discipline to force the Caravan out of its comfort zone and into the air. Loyola QB Jack Penn will test Mount Carmel’s secondary, with Joe Joyce and Owen Buscaglia favorite targets. RB Julius Holley could be a factor for the Ramblers.
Evergreen Park (5-0) at Argo (5-0)
When: 1 p.m. Saturday
Outlook: Before the season, who would have ever predicted that this Week 6 tussle would be for first-place in the South Suburban Red? Evergreen Park, a Class 4A semifinalist in 2012, is coming off a big win over Richards. WR Jacquet McClendon (34, 437, 4) will give the Argonauts secondary all it can handle. QB Sean Ryan takes over for starter John O’Brien, who was injured in the first half of the Richards game. RB Keyshawn Carpenter is the focal point to the Mustangs offense. The Argonauts will go as far as QB Jason Noel (912 yards passing; 219 yards rushing) will take them, though RB D’Ken Jones (94, 496, 8) and WRs Diamonte Mallory (12, 266, 3) and Drake Wallace (8, 216, 2) are playmakers.