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Football Focus Week Two
See a preview of the week in high school football. Host Joe Aguilar visits Fenton for week two as he and DuPage County football writer Kevin Schmit discuss DuPage County teams.
H-F, Stevenson eager for championship sequel
A big Class 8A clash is set for Friday in Lincolnshire as Stevenson welcomes Homewood-Flossmoor to town. Stevenson defeated H-F twice last season, including in the Class 8A state championship game.
Veteran coaches to meet again
The teams have changed but the respect is strong as ever for Lisle football coach Paul Parpet Sr. and ACC's John Belskis
Bartlett, St. Charles North will beat heat with earlier start
St. Charles North and Bartlett will try to beat the heat on Saturday. The Upstate Eight schools were originally scheduled to play their crossover football game on the artificial turf at Millennium Field in Streamwood at 2 p.m.However, with the temperature predicted to approach 90 degrees in sunny, humid conditions, the schools agreed Wednesday to move up the varsity kickoff to 11:30 a.m. to avoid the building, late-afternoon heat.
Daily Herald football chat scores at Coach's Corner
With the Bears preparing for their Sept. 13 opener, the college football season kicking off this week and the high school season already underway, more than 125 Daily Herald subscribers were treated to a football feast Tuesday night at Coach's Corner Pizzeria & Sports Grill in Elk Grove Village.
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Some Week 1 highlights, and looking ahead to Week 2
Another opening weekend of the high school football season has come and gone. While some teams celebrated season-opening victories, others attempted to pick up the pieces following tough-luck defeats. As teams prepare for the second week of the 2015 gridiron campaign, one thing is certain -- head coaches throughout the area spent several hours showing game films to their players.
Hoffman Estates blanks Streamwood
It can be tough to start a high school football season on the road. Long drive. Unfamiliar locker room. Hostile fans in the stands. None of that seemed to matter much for Hoffman Estates Friday night, as it leveraged a pair of touchdown passes from new starting quarterback Keegan Pierce en route to a 34-0 defeat of Streamwood at Millennium Field.
Tuesday morning quarterback
St. Francis' Kevin Killian is this week's offensive lineman interview, and Lake Park's Mike Panasiuk is the top recruit to know.
South Elgin wears down, beats St. Charles East
New offensive and defensive schemes helped St. Charles East keep it close until late in the season opener at South Elgin on Saturday, but the bigger, faster Storm wore down the Saints late in a 28-6 nonconference victory.
Considering all options
Eyes on Five: As much as Duchon Field needs a break, it won't be getting one any time soon.
Orris' crew makes show of support
Bill Orris had a memorable start to his 37th year as a high school football official last Friday night in Algonquin with Jacobs' dramatic 26-24 comeback victory over Prospect. It was also a chance for Orris and his crew to publicly remember Orris' son Billy, a Palatine High School graduate who was killed Aug. 7 in a motorcycle accident in Hoffman Estates.
Naperville Central slips past Glenbard North
Many times football teams are judged on how well they can make adjustments. The right adjustment can lead to victory.
Barrington impresses against Glenbrook South
Barrington's loss to Palatine last Oct. 17 prevented the Broncos from winning the conference title, and a defeat to Glenbard West on Nov. 15 that ended their season in the Class 8A state quarterfinals for the second consecutive year, has left the Broncos wanting more. The Broncos started their 2015 season with a 50-23 victory at Glenbrook South.
Conant bends but doesn't break against Bartlett
Visiting Bartlett spent all night putting in cracks in Conant's defense, as the Hawks came up with 381 yards of offense. But they were unable to break it completely, and the host Cougars came with ways to seal enough of those cracks with some big plays of their own in a 25-22 win at Feutz Field on Friday evening in the season opener for both teams.
Glenbard West steps up against Bolingbrook
In a muddy mess in Glen Ellyn, Glenbard West opened its football season with Saturday's 28-7 victory over Bolingbrook.
Images: Geneva over West Aurora, 28-14 in football
Geneva High School hosted and won 28-14 over West Aurora for football action on Friday, Aug. 28 in Geneva.
Images: Bolingbrook vs. Glenbard West football
The Glenbard West High School football team hosted Bolingbrook High School for the opening week of high school football.
Football: Scouting Week 1, Lake County
Previewing Lake County's Week 1 high school football games
Wheeling drops opener at Glenbrook North
Wheeling's football team started its season with a 40-34 at Glenbrook North on Friday in nonconference play.
O'Connell, Stevenson answer the challenge at Palatine
Backup quarterback Aidan O'Connell answered the bell for Stevenson and helped the Patriots rally for a 26-24 victory over host Palatine in the teams' football season opener Friday.
Images: South Elgin vs. St. Charles East, football
South Elgin High School hosted St. Charles East for football action on Saturday, Aug. 29 in South Elgin.
Scouting Week 1 in the Fox Valley
Scouting the Fox Valley's Week 1 high school football games
Neuqua Valley celebrates win over Metea Valley
NeuquaValley earns its first DuPage Valley Conference victory 38-14 over district rival Metea Valley
Experienced talent favors Conant in MSL West
Conant is looking like the team to beat the Mid-Suburban West football race this fall.
Football: Rolling Meadows hoping to extend East streak
Rolling Meadows is working on a dynasty in Mid-Suburban East football. The Mustangs have won or shared the East title the past three years. And it looks like they'll at least be in the discussion to make it four straight.
Scouting this weekend's DuPage County football games
Scouting DuPage County's Week 1 High Five prep football games
Football: Week 1 scouting, Northwest
Here's what to expect from the Week 1 football matchups featuring teams from the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator, Maine West, Leyden and Christian Liberty.
Hersey holds on to topple Highland Park
In a game with lots of momentum swings, Hersey outlasted Highland Park to come away with a football win in its home opener 41-34.
Glenbard East defeats rival Willowbrook
There were times on Friday when Glenbard East and Willowbrook seemed to be playing Arena Football, with all the passes, total yards and points scored.
West Chicago Wildcats building stronger future
After last season a West Chicago student told coach Ted Monken how much fun it had been to watch the Wildcats. Instilling excitement and ownership, on and off the field, was why Monken took the job in the first place.
Hersey looks to maintain lofty position this football season
The Hersey Huskies are coming off winning the Mid-Suburban East title last season outright for the first time since 2009 after sharing it with Rolling Meadows and Elk Grove in 2013. Now the goal is bring the title home again for the third consecutive year.
New league, same old results
Three of five Chicago Catholic League Green football teams reached at least a 2014 state quarterfinal. How do they fare entering 2015?
New-look UEC is wide open
Upstate Eight Conference football is maybe even more intriguing now.
West Chicago falls to Oswego East
Moving the chains at critical times proved to be the difference in West Chicago's 2015 season opener against Oswego East.
Geneva handles West Aurora
With the smile of a con man who knows something nobody else knows, Geneva coach Rob Wicinski said he has been hiding quarterback Sean Chambers in "my back pocket. " After Chambers coolly directed the host Vikings to a 28-14 Upstate Eight crossover victory against West Aurora on Friday night to open the 2015 season, Wicinski has nothing more to hide. The word will spread quickly that Geneva has a good quarterback again.
WW South wins in double OT
Chan Vong walked onto Red Grange Field to play his first high school football game Friday night. He walked off a hero after kicking a 21-yard field goal in double overtime to help Wheaton Warrenville South beat Wheaton North 10-7.
The start of something big in DuPage County
Did someone say prep football? With practice kicking off on Monday, you'll want to check out the five things you must know about DuPage County football heading into this season.
Montini Broncos charging toward another state title
Reaching the Class 6A championship would give Montini seven straight title-game appearances to join only former nemesis Driscoll. A DeKalb road trip is the one goal that really matters for the five-time state champion.
Glenbard North Panthers doesn't want to repeat last year
Glenbard North coach Ryan Wilkens' emphasis this year is putting teams away. He has his reasons. Three of the Panthers' five losses last season were by 5 points or less. Despite outscoring and outgaining opponents, an 11-year playoff run came to an end.
Sky's the limit for St. Viator football
This could be a season of firsts for St. Viator. The Lions bring back a group that could end some long-standing streaks, like never winning two postseason games in a season or beating Joliet Catholic.
Conant Cougars have a healthy chance at a special fall
The Cougars are loaded with experience on both sides of the ball. But according to Conant football coach Bill Modelski, who returns 15 starters and has 20 players returning that saw action, it can still come down to having good health.
Naperville North sees positives despite loss
Even after coming up short in Friday's season opener, Naperville North senior running back Jalen Lockhart and his teammates walked away with several reasons to smile.
Fast start lifts St. Charles North past Schaumburg
The big question fans had on their minds leaving North Stars Stadium after watching St. Charles North's 30-15 season-opening, nonconference football victory over Schaumburg Friday night -- which team is which?
Cervantes, Buffalo Grove prevail against Niles W.
Buffalo Grove made quite a statement in its season opener against visiting Niles West. The Bison dug themselves out of a hole on three separate occasions, including on their final possession when senior quarterback Trey Cervantes completed a shovel pass to junior Eddie Walker for a 2-yard score with 9.4 seconds remaining, lifting BG to a thrilling 45-41 victory at Grant Blaney Stadium.
Barrington's Ivanauskas to attend Brewster Academy
For the second consecutive year, one of the northwest suburbs' top incoming senior basketball players has decided to transfer to an out-of-state prep school. Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas, who was the Daily Herald's player of the year last year as a junior, has opted to take his 6-foot-9 frame to play at Brewster Academy in New Hampshire for his senior season.
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