Monday, September 26, 2016
I guess Week Five...
The game I watched, though, Loyola at Fenwick, turned out pretty much as expected as the Ramblers rambled, 52-21.** I actually thought it would be a closer contest. But to paraphrase former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, Loyola's a gosh-darn steamroller. Big game this week as St. Rita rolls into Wilmette fresh on the heels of its upset over Mount Carmel, 31-28. Will that be my Game of the Week?
The other upsets around the Chicago area began hitting the IHSA Twitter page Friday night and kept right on coming through Saturday:
Naperville North 21, Glenbard North 13
St. Charles East 28, Batavia 7
Bradley-Bourbonnais 22, Bolingbrook 21
Lyons 21, Glenbard West 7
And (if you believe the IHSA):
Lincoln-Way West 27, Homewood-Flossmoor, 11***
Did I miss any?
Naperville North (above) is now undefeated and will host Neuqua Valley (5-0) this Friday. That's my Game of the Week.
By the way, did you realize that Glenbrook North, De La Salle, Lemont, Bradley-Bourbonnais, Rolling Meadows and West Aurora are all 5-0?
And Glenbrook South, Elk Grove Village, Wheaton Warrenville South, Joliet Catholic, Conant and Proviso West are all still looking for their first victory?
Who woulda thunk it?
Check back tomorrow for this week's rankings (Mike Helfgot is lollygagging again).
* Including Notre Dame (the university, not the high school), where I was on Saturday. The Irish -- 21 point favorites -- got off to a quick 14-0 lead over visiting Duke before losing, 38-35. ND is now 1-3 on the season, its worst start since 2010, Brian Kelly's first year. Wow.
** An earlier draft had the score, 52-14. Darn that @IHSAScoreZone page! (Shoulda just relied on my own memory.)
*** I think it was the other way around.