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Connor Campbell Lincoln-Way Central delivers pass against Sandburg Carl Sandburg High School Friday August 29th 2014 OrlPark. | Gary Middendorf/for

Connor Campbell, of Lincoln-Way Central, delivers a pass against Sandburg at Carl Sandburg High School, Friday, August 29th, 2014, in Orland Park. | Gary Middendorf/for Sun-Times Media

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WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Washington at Reavis, 5 p.m.

Kenwood at Rich Central, 6:30 p.m.

Dunbar at St. Rita, 7 p.m.

Lake Park at Lockport, 7 p.m.

Lincoln-Way North at Hillcrest, 7 p.m.

Little Village at Evergreen Park, 7 p.m.

Marian Catholic at Shepard, 7 p.m.

St. Ignatius at Tinley Park, 7 p.m.

Stagg at Oak Lawn, 7 p.m.

Stevenson at Homewood-Flossmoor, 7 p.m.

T.F. North at Thornridge, 7 p.m.

Thornwood at Oak Forest, 7 p.m.

Urban Prep-Englewood at T.F. South, 7 p.m.

Sandburg at Andrew, 7:15 p.m.

Bloom at Lincoln-Way West, 7:30 p.m.

Crete-Monee at Evanston, 7:30 p.m.

Danville at Lemont, 7:30 p.m.

De La Salle at Round Lake, 7:30 p.m.

Geneseo at Eisenhower, 7:30 p.m.

Hope at Chicago Christian, 7:30 p.m.

Joliet Catholic at Wheaton North, 7:30 p.m.

Lincoln-Way East at Lincoln-Way Central, 7:30 p.m.

Marist at Brother Rice, 7:30 p.m.

Minooka at Providence, 7:30 p.m.

Mount Carmel vs. Morgan Park (at Gately), 7:30 p.m.

Naperville North at Thornton, 7:30 p.m.

Richards at Geneva, 7:30 p.m.

Taft at Argo, 7:30 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES

Payton vs. Ag. Science (at Gately), 9:30 a.m.

Bremen vs. Perspectives co-op (at Stagg Stadium), 11:30 a.m.

Joliet Central at Rich South, noon

Solorio at Rich East, noon

Leo at Guerin, 1 p.m.

St. Laurence vs. Vocational (at Gately), 4 p.m.

Updated: October 6, 2014 11:03AM



Stevenson (1-0) at Homewood-Flossmoor (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Vikings look to extend their winning streak against Stevenson to three. A tough task for sure. The Patriots mirror the Vikings in many ways, particularly on offense. QB Willie Bourbon, a three-year starter, has a strong, accurate arm. He boasts two explosive receivers in Jack Sorenson and Cameron Green. The Patriots prefer attacking opponents through the air, but when they travel by ground, Jack Joseph is their guy. H-F has a big-play offense, led by twins Deante and Devonte Harley-Hampton. QB Bryce Gray has a couple of super options at WR in James Sheehan and Kendric Pryor.

Sandburg (0-1) at Andrew (1-0)

When: 7:15 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Eagles boast a 9-1 advantage in this District 230 rivalry. The Thunderbolts success largely will hinge on the production of RB Ben DeVries, who is coming off a 243-yard performance against Bremen. Sandburg likely will be focused on containing DeVries and forcing the Thunderbolts to the air. If Andrew QB Bobby Kman can establish a consistent passing attack, Andrew will have a shot. Sandburg’s offense sputtered during its season-opening 14-7 loss to Lincoln-Way Central, producing just three first downs all night. The Eagles used Zak Zavod and Avery Verble at QB, without much success. Sandburg K Jonathan Milazzo might be the difference in this one.

Lincoln-Way East (0-1) at Lincoln-Way Central (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Griffins are coming off a 49-34 loss to Oak Park-River Forest. While the Knights offense doesn’t boast the same firepower, it does have a workhorse in Sean Studer, who carried the ball 30 times for 105 yards vs. Sandburg in Week 1. The Knights would prefer a similar performance from Studer. Why? It would keep the Griffins’ high-powered offense on the sideline. East QB Mike Weller was a major force vs. Oak Park-River Forest, passing for 333 yards and three touchdowns. However, he was picked off twice, something he must avoid against a savvy Central secondary. The Knights would benefit from a solid performance by QB Connor Campbell.

Marist (1-0) at Brother Rice (0-1)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The RedHawks have recorded two straight victories in this rivalry, aptly dubbed the Pulaski Road Super Bowl. Not only has Marist defeated its archrival two straight years, it’s put up 104 points in the process. Rice was not pleased at the 55-14 pasting it absorbed from Marist last season. Expect the Crusaders to come out flying, with QB Alex Alarcon and RB Marcus Jones leading the attack. Alarcon has the ability to inflict harm with his legs and strong arm. There aren’t many familiar faces from last season at Marist — with the exception of Jawill Aldridge, who is coming off a four-TD performance vs. DuSable in Week 1. If Rice jumps ahead, don’t expect it to take its foot off the pedal until the final horn sounds.

Bloom (1-0) at Lincoln-Way West (1-0)

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Outlook: The Blazing Trojans are coming off an impressive 21-0 win over Thornwood. However, this is a major step up in competition, which will provide an accurate gauge to Bloom’s legitimacy. QB Jordan Benavides is a playmaker, whether he flinging the pigskin or carrying it. He has a dangerous backfield mate in Emmanuel Williams, who rushed for one touchdown and caught another for a score. West is coming off an impressive 14-13 win over Sycamore. The Warriors needed a 99-yard kickoff return from Kurtis Flondor to pull off the win. The Warriors offense, which struggled against Sycamore, won’t find the going much easier against a Kyle Pugh led Bloom defense.

Compiled by Pat Disabato



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