Football: Three things learned from Week 6
October 8, 2013 9:48PM
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:17AM
1. Argo is playoff-worthy. That was evident during Saturday’s 45-44 loss to Evergreen Park. The Argonauts boast multiple playmakers, including quarterback Jason Noel, receivers Diamonte Mallory and Drake Walker and running backs D’Ken Jones and Hector Vasquez. Each is capable of turning the average play into the extraordinary. The concern here, however, is that with at least a half-dozen players playing both ways, the Argonauts are equally susceptible to giving up big plays, especially in the second half when two-way players are gassed.
2. Homewood-Flossmoor is scary good. If they desired, the Vikings could have defeated Sandburg by a much larger margin than Friday’s 48-10 result. Coach Craig Buzea called off the dogs midway through the third quarter. When’s the last time anyone has run a single-wing attack like H-F’s? It’s a juggernaut, with RBs Deante Hampton, Devonte Hampton and Vashon Nutt benefiting from the confusion it causes the opposing defense. The fireworks are not limited to the ground attack. QB Isaac Cutrara and WRs James Sheehan, Aaron Gooch and Nicholas Atoyebi have big-play potential. The defense is big and lightning quick.
3. Providence is in a pickle. The nine-time state champion needs to win two of its final three games to finish 5-4 to qualify for the playoffs. That’s easier said than done with Fenwick (6-0), Mount Carmel (5-1) and Brother Rice (2-4) remaining.