Previewing Week 2’s top high school football games – My Blog
No. 2 LincolnManner East at No. 3 Batavia, 7 p.m. Friday
An argument could possibly be made that no group scheduled two more difficult street video games to start out the season than LincolnManner East (10), which opened with a dominant 5212 victory in opposition to Kenwood at Gately Stadium. Caden O’Rourke, a fast 65 lineman, leads the Griffins’ protection. Braden Tischer is an skilled quarterback who handed for 170 yards and three touchdowns in opposition to Kenwood, and senior Nuri Muhammad ran for 3 touchdowns. Iowa commit Josh Janowski anchors the offensive line. Batavia additionally opened with a victory in opposition to a Public League energy, beating Phillips 4220. The Bulldogs (10) even have a confirmed quarterback in Ryan Boe, who handed for 307 yards and three touchdowns and likewise ran for a rating. Ben Fiegel, who had 4 tackles for loss, and Kyle Porter, who had an interception, paced the protection.
No. 23 Morgan Park at No. 1 Mount Carmel, 7:30 p.m. Friday
The highestranked Caravan (10) are on a 15game successful streak. Junior quarterback Jack Elliott had a profitable debut because the successor to state champ Blainey Dowling, ending with 285 complete yards and two touchdowns in a 3633 victory final week in opposition to East St. Louis. Wisconsin commit Darrion Dupree, Navy commit Alonzo Manning II and Maurice Densmore are different playmakers for Mount Carmel’s dynamic offense. Morgan Park (10) opened some eyes with a 420 shutout final week of south suburban energy Richards. Multitalented Illinois commit Tysean Griffin leads a gaggle of influence gamers for the Mustangs that additionally consists of quarterback Marcus Thaxton, receiver Chris Durr and defensive again Jovan Clark.
No. 4 Loyola at No. 19 Naperville North, 7 p.m. Friday
The Ramblers (10) received Beau Desherow’s headcoaching debut 457 at Grand Rapids (Michigan) Catholic Central. Quarterback Ryan Fitzgerald handed for 98 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 42 yards and one other rating as Loyola opened a 280 halftime lead. Linebacker Colin Scheid paced a robust defensive effort. 4star Purdue commit Luke Williams has been a standout since he was solely the third freshman to play on the Huskies’ varsity. He may depart Naperville North (10) with all the college’s main receiving data. The Huskies rode a 210 third quarter to a 3521 victory final week in opposition to HomewoodFlossmoor.
No. 11 Nazareth at No. 5 York, 7:30 p.m. Friday
Nazareth (01) gave up two lengthy landing runs on Kankakee’s first three offensive performs final week, finally rallied to tie the rating however fell 3326. Junior Gabe Kaminski, a fourstar prospect as an edge rusher, confirmed his offensive chops by catching a 50yard move within the loss. Thirdyear beginning quarterback Logan Malachuk is one other playmaker. York (10) opened with a 3517 victory in opposition to Glenbrook South. Sean Winton handed for 277 yards and three touchdowns, Luke Mailander had seven catches for 221 yards and a rating and Jake Melion ran for 165 yards. Cole Ostendorf, who had 3.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks, paces the Dukes’ protection.
No. 16 Windfall vs. No. 20 Joliet Catholic, 7:30 p.m. Friday at Joliet Memorial Stadium
This braggingrights recreation seldom disappoints. Final 12 months, Joliet Catholic prevailed 4941 within the common season earlier than Windfall flipped the script with a 2414 victory within the second spherical of the Class 4A playoffs. Each groups opened with victories out of state. Windfall (10) knocked off Lake Central (Indiana) 2821, and Joliet Catholic (10) rolled 4813 at Iowa Metropolis. Wisconsin commit Dillan Johnson anchors the Hilltoppers’ defensive position, and HJ Grigsby ran for 3 touchdowns within the opener.