Thursday, August 23, 2012

I know it's only Thursday, but... are the big games for Week 1 in Illinois high school football (Chicago area). Last year's records are in parentheses.


Batavia (13-1) at Glenbard North (9-4);

Carmel (7-4) at Lincoln-Way East (10-1);

Glenbard South (7-4) at Prairie Ridge (13-1) The Wolves crushed Glenbard South twice last year, 55-12, in the opener, and, 55-7, in the playoffs.

Joliet Catholic (12-3) at Providence (6-4);

Naperville Central (9-4) at Waubonsie Valley (8-2). The Red Hawks lost to Waubonsie Valley, 21-7, to open the 2011 season.

Wheaton North (8-3) vs. Bartlett (7-3) at Streamwood. The Falcons defeated Bartlett in the first game of the season last year, 26-24.

The Game of the Night: Montini (12-2) at Palatine (9-2). The Broncos beat Palatine in last year's opener, 26-21.


Marist (7-3) vs. St. Rita (10-3) at Soldier Field;

Simeon (10-3) at Loyola (13-1);

And the Game of the Week: Wheaton Warrenville South (10-4) at Glenbard West (10-1). The Tigers will try to avenge last year's opening season loss to Glenbard West, 21-7.

Go to a game near you!

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