Prep Football | Batavia wins double OT thriller over St. Charles North
Jacob Hohmann had only seven carries all season entering the final week of the regular season. He only needed one to make his mark in the most critical of situations. Hohmann, Batavia's senior running back, gutted a 2-yard touchdown in double overtime and Batavia's defense then forced a turnover on downs to push Batavia over St. Charles North 36-29 in a DuKane Conference thriller and regular season finale.
Prep Football | Heartstopping win for Warren over Lake ForestIn hindsight, it was worth the wait. Friday's North Suburban Conference football tilt between Lake Forest and Warren was literally two seasons in the making. But now no one, after a frenetic barn burner that saw Warren pull out an 18-14 victory in the final seconds, is regretting having to show patience to watch it.
Prep Football | Palatine rolls past Hoffman to share MSL West crownIt was all about the finish for Palatine. The Pirates, who came into Friday's game with Hoffman Estates needing a win to gain a share of the Mid-Suburban West title, put the pedal down and blew past the Hawks 43-13 in Palatine.
Prep Football | Crystal Lake South tops Huntley for 5th winThe message was very simple at practice this week for Crystal Lake South; win or go home. Entering Friday night's game with a 4-4 record, the Gators needed a win over Huntley to advance to the post-season -- and the mission was accomplished in a 28-14 win over the Red Raiders. In earning the vital fifth win of the season, the Gators used a balanced offense and stingy defense to secure their spot in the playoffs.
Prep Football | Buffalo Grove nips Hersey to tie for MSL East titleThe similarities were striking heading in to the final game of the regular season. Both Hersey and Buffalo Grove came into Friday night's contest at Grant Blaney Stadium with 7-1 overall records, 3-1 in the Mid-Suburban East; each team had suffered their only loss of the season in heartbreaking fashion to Prospect; and both squads knew that there was a possibility to share the division championship if the Knights lost.
Prep Football | Criter sparks St. Francis to win over IC Catholic PrepAdam Criter was in do-it-all mode Friday night. Throughout the season, the St. Francis senior running back/defensive back/punter/punt returner has been a jack-of-all-trades player for his team.
Prep Football | Rolling Meadows upsets Prospect, becomes playoff eligibleRolling Meadows upset Prospect 26-24 Friday night and became playoff eligible in the process.
Prep Sports | Girls tennis: Fremd, Barrington doubles teams still alive at stateAll day Friday, Fremd seniors Gracie Ha and Sonal Matta thought, "Saturday, Saturday, Saturday." It worked. Splendidly. The Vikings' top doubles team won a trio of back-draw matches Friday to secure a consolation-semifinal berth Saturday at the Class 2A girls tennis state tournament.
Prep Football | WW South gets crucial fifth victory, edging Glenbard NorthNeeding a victory on Senior Night to reach the postseason, Wheaton Warrenville South added yet another thrilling chapter to its storied history. A 16-yard touchdown pass from Kellen Brown to Lance Kottke with 2:28 left gave the Tigers a 10-7 win over Glenbard North on Friday.
Prep Football | Naperville North upsets Neuqua Valley on final play of DVC BowlNaperville North won the league title with a 34-32 victory over previously undefeated Neuqua Valley on an 18-yard touchdown run as time expired by junior quarterback Aidan Gray.
Prep Football | Here's how to watch the IHSA football pairings show on TVThe road to the IHSA Football Playoffs is always a test of stamina over the course of the nine-week regular-season, but high school football fans in Illinois have never endured a wait like this. On Saturday the IHSA Playoff Pairing Television Show will reveal the 2021 football playoff field during a live telecast on the IHSA TV Network that will air statewide from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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