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  • Counting down to Saturday’s big event Oct 21, 2014 9:27 PM
    Welcome to the week before THE week. For those still hoping to play football in Week 10, it all comes down to what happens in Week 9.

     
  • Addison Trail has something to prove against Glenbard West Oct 14, 2014 8:16 PM
    Outside of Blackhawk Nation, please stand up if you predicted West Aurora’s overtime victory over Waubonsie Valley. Yeah, didn’t think so. If you’re not yet convinced that 2014 is a football season to expect the unexpected, it’s time to wake up to the truth.

     
  • A scary playoff scenario in the DuPage Valley Oct 7, 2014 10:01 PM
    The possible scenarios in the DuPage Valley Conference are endless, and most of them are not pretty. Here’s the darkest possibility...only one playoff qualifier — Naperville Central (5-1) — from the six-team league.

     
  • Statistics can be tricky things, and the new eye in the sky Sep 30, 2014 6:32 PM
    By every measure, St. Francis senior defensive lineman Quinn Calcagno put in a career performance against Hales Franciscan in last weekend’s 29-0 victory. The team’s stats listed him with 12 total tackles including 5.5 sacks. Those are the “official” stats, which is where things get a little tricky. There was an additional play that required a difficult judgment call.

     
  • Wheaton teams in a tough spot Sep 23, 2014 8:26 PM
    Did you feel that? That was the sense of urgency kicking in. We head into Week 5 with a slightly better view of how the football season’s rounding into shape. For some, the shape ain’t pretty.

     
  • Nonconference schedule leaves DVC in tough spot Sep 16, 2014 8:33 PM
    Three weeks in and already we’re in must-win territory. Well, at least some of us are there. Eyes on Five looks at trouble in the DuPage Valley Conference and other issues on the mind.

     
  • Still looking for a dominant team Sep 9, 2014 8:13 PM
    It’s among the oldest clichés in the playbook, but is it true? Do prep football teams truly make their biggest improvements between Week 1 and Week 2?

     
  • Week 1 showed why high school football is so much fun Sep 2, 2014 9:47 PM
    Yes, folks, that big blast of craziness was only Week 1. The question is, can Eyes on Five handle eight more of these things? It sure will be fun finding out!

     
  • 5 things to watch for in Week 1 of prep football season Aug 28, 2014 8:21 PM
    The butterflies. Whether you play, coach, watch — or even write about — prep football, there's no avoiding those butterflies rolling through the stomach. And whether it's your first season-opener or, in my case, 24th, the anticipation never changes. Eyes on Five returns this school year, starting with a quick look at what makes this particular Week 1 special.

     
  • Benet wins one for the alums Mar 19, 2014 7:39 AM
    There's a theory that you can't argue with history. Not only did Benet's boys basketball team argue with it Tuesday night, the Redwings grabbed it, threw it to the ground and tossed it out the gymnasium door at Hinsdale Central.

     
  • Will fans pack stands in DeKalb? Nov 29, 2013 5:26 PM
    Quick favor to ask...could someone please remind me to drive to DeKalb instead of Champaign on Saturday? It’s again time for eight football champions to be crowned, but for the first time in 30 years the games take place well within driving distance of eight million people. How many will show up this weekend? Eyes on Five takes a look at that and some other tidbits as we say goodbye to football season for another year.

     
  • Conference craziness works back into football season Nov 21, 2013 10:39 PM
    Wouldn’t you know it? Here we were enjoying a fantastic football postseason when conference craziness again forced its way into our sporting lives. The tug of war drones on between the DuPage Valley Conference and the Upstate Eight Conference and — even with state football title berths on the line this weekend — Eyes on Five can’t help but look at what’s on the horizon.

     
  • Plenty of reasons to show up Nov 14, 2013 9:24 PM
    Where is everybody? Two weeks into the football playoffs and I have yet to see a packed house. This edition of Eyes on Five looks at disappointing crowd sizes. Hopefully it gets better this week.

     
  • A rivalry that doesn’t get enough recognition Nov 7, 2013 9:54 PM
    When it comes to top football rivalries, how come there isn’t more mention of Montini and Marian Central Catholic?

     
  • Planting the seeds of playoff change Oct 31, 2013 8:29 PM
    The power of change is a funny thing. There it is, right in the palm of your hand. Only you can’t see it. This week’s Eyes on Five looks at the power of change sitting in a bunch of palms right now.

     
  • Life on the bubble can be complicated Oct 24, 2013 8:28 PM
    Many football teams already know they’ll be in the playoffs while many more teams know they won’t. What about the tweeners? What about the teams stuck in the middle that won’t know where they stand until the IHSA announces the pairings Saturday night? Eyes on Five this week looks at some of the teams sweating it out as we head into the final week of the regular season.

     
  • The safety issue can’t be masked Oct 17, 2013 9:57 PM
    When dealing with athlete safety, nothing should be off the table. Before scattering the field again, “Eyes on Five” first looks outside the box in taking on the task of reducing the number of football player concussions.

     
  • ‘Eyes on Five’ has ... eyes on next year? Oct 10, 2013 6:54 PM
    “Eyes on Five” is about to break the golden rule of high school football. We’re looking past the game in front of us. I know, I know. Crazy stuff, right? Sorry...can’t help it. Not with some interesting stuff looming on the horizon after this season. If only for a moment, let’s look ahead. Just don’t tell the coaches.

     
  • Just kickin’ it at the halfway point Oct 3, 2013 9:12 PM
    Halfway home means different things to different teams. For football teams with glowing potential, you definitely don’t want to be halfway home after Week 5. Save that for after Week 7 and a trip to the state title games Thanksgiving weekend in DeKalb. “Eyes on Five” grinds through another week in hopes of also making it to that 14th game in DeKalb.

     
  • Eyes on Five has eyes on Fitz Sep 26, 2013 8:31 PM
    Football teams spend an entire week preparing for anything and everything from an opponent. Then, sure enough, the unpreparable comes along. This week’s “Eyes on Five” scatters its thoughts again, including thoughts on something for which no team could have prepared.

     
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