Frankfort (IL) Lincoln-Way North at New Lenox (IL) Lincoln-Way
There's a Lincoln-Way for every direction, but this
week it's Central hosting undefeated Lincoln-Way North and athlete Julian Hylton (Illinois commitment). Central stands at 2-3, but despite that
record, this could be a very tough test for North. Central's losses have
been close games, and they have a stout defense. Hylton has been nothing
short of electric so far this season, averaging close to 200 yards rushing
per game in impressive fashion. A win in this one would prove that the
Phoenix are for real.
Saturday - Memphis (TN) Whitehaven at Springfield (IL) Sacred Heart
One of Tennessee's most talented teams takes on one of
Illinois' most successful programs. Both teams have playmakers that can
change the game. Sacred Heart Griffin carries one loss into this game (4-1
on the season) with the one loss being a narrow defeat at the hands of
Rochester. Otherwise, the Cyclones have left their opponents in ruins.
Averaging just over 63 points per game in their 4 wins (33 in the loss),
it's clear that they can put points on the board. And they may need that
this week in a challenging matchup.
Sacred Heart Griffin senior receiver Malik Turner returned this year from a
knee injury that sidelined him all of last year and has been turning heads
left and right. Quarterback Gabe Green and offensive tackle Quinn Oseland,
both juniors, round out a talented offensive trio. For Whitehaven, who
enters the game a perfect 6-0, it all starts with junior linebacker Joshua McMillon, who holds several BCS offers from the SEC, ACC, and other major
conferences. He'll have to go sideline to sideline to keep the SHG offense