Football: Three things learned from Week 7
October 15, 2013 8:24PM
Little benefit to CCL crossovers. The results from Week 7 crossovers between the Catholic League Blue and White divisions were not pretty. That is, unless you see beauty in a 10-car pile-up. St. Rita 51, St. Ignatius 13; Mount Carmel 55, St. Laurence 0; Loyola 48, De La Salle 0. Granted, Brother Rice beating Bishop McNamara 38-28 and Providence edging Fenwick 21-13 were more respectable. But, really, what purpose do these crossovers serve? Other than the reserves gaining some playing time.
Bloom is legit. The record, 4-3, doesn’t necessarily support it. But the Blazing Trojans are a few plays from being 6-1. They lost to Lincoln-Way West 21-0, Rich Central 12-10 and Crete-Monee 12-7. Those three opponents are a combined 19-2. Bloom will qualify for the postseason with five wins. A victory Friday against 1-6 Rich East will do the trick.
Tough times at Lemont. The Indians have lost as many games the first seven weeks of this season (4) than they have the past three seasons combined (34-4). This marks the first time since 2003, when it finished 4-5, that Lemont has lost more than three games in a season. It was also the last time the Indians failed to qualify for the postseason. At 3-4, Lemont needs to beat Bremen and T.F. South to have any chance at qualifying.