Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Notre Dame 21 - Rochester 23 | (12-0)
Rochester's defense stepped up in a big way forcing 5 turnovers including an interception that was returned for what turned out to be the game winning score. McMinn played a part in the big interception. The kid who made the interception, Mike Gunter, said "I think Riley (McMinn) got a hand on it and swatted it. I was like, 'Is he seriously going to throw it?' And he actually did." The Rockets with the win move to 12-0 and the year and move on to the semifinals.
Next Game: vs. Metamora - 11/20 (Playoffs, Semifinals)
Playoffs, Semifinals: W Burke 7 - Millard North 10 | (10-2)
Millard North scored on a 76-yard double reverse to go up by 3 with a little over a minute left in the game, then finished off Burke with an interception on the ensuing drive. The win puts Millard North into the title game for a rematch against rival school Millard South, who they beat back in September 21-16.
Next Game: vs. Millard South - 11/22 (Playoffs, Nebraska Class A Championship)
Playoffs, Quarterfinals: L Wheaton-Warrenville South 40 - Glenbard West 20 | (10-2)
Glenbard West hung close, but was playing from behind the whole game. Three times in the game the Hilltoppers were within one score from taking the lead, but then had a rough 4th quarter which spelled the end of their season.
Playoffs, Semifinals: L West 30 - Bradford 15 | (11-2)
Bradford once again put on an offense show outgaining West 401 to 241 yards of offense. The big yards didn't translate into big points however, as Bradford turned the ball over 5 times and ended up losing just one game away from the title game. Gordon rushed the ball 18 times for 165 yards and a touchdown.
W Gulf Coast 7 - Barron Collier 28 | (8-3)
Barron Collier ran for 335 yards, over 200 of which were by the quarterback, and won the 13th annual Catfish Bowl. With the win, the Cougars finished 2nd place in their division and now move onto the playoffs.
Next Game: vs. South Fort Myers - 11/19 (Playoffs, Regional Quarterfinal)
W St. Thomas Aquinas 60 - Cypress Bay 14 | (10-0)
Aquinas came out with guns blazing last Friday. By the end of the first half, Rudock had already thrown 5 touchdown passes and the Raiders led 37-7. Rudock finished the game 12/18 for 207 yards with the 5 first half TDs and no interceptions. The game resulted in a perfect regular season for Aquinas and a good last tune up for the playoffs.
Next Game: vs. Coconut Creek - 11/19 (Playoffs, Regional Quarterfinal)
Playoffs, Bidistrict: W Bryan 28 - DeSoto 68 | (9-2)
DeSoto rebounded from its loss last week by pouring it on against Bryan. They scored had touchdowns rushing, passing, on special teams, and on defense that resulted in a 40-point victory. Vincent, who I am guessing is still nursing a foot injury, did not play.
Next Game: vs. Skyline - 11/19 (Playoffs, Area)
Playoffs, Bidistrict: W Allen 49 - Northwest 37 | (9-1)
Allen's offense was nearly unstoppable as they scored 35 points the first half. The Eagles added a couple of scores in the second half before pulling their starters. In all, Allen scored a touchdown on each of its first 7 possessions.
Next Game: vs. Trinity - 11/19 (Playoffs, Area)
Mike Orloff and Marcus Grant
W Buckingham Browne & Nichols 7 - Lawrence Academy 36 | (7-0)
Lawrence Academy returned to form after a sloppy win last week and dominated BBN. Orloff and Grant were again a force to be reckoned with in the passing game. Orloff went 13 of 19 for 285 yards and 2 TDs. Over half of those completions went to Grant who had 7 receptions for 185 yards and both TD receptions. The win made Lawrence Academy the Independent School League Champions.
Next Game: at Salisbury School - 11/20
Did not play:
- Jake Duzey - Season Over
- Ray Hamilton - Season Over
- Henry Krieger-Coble - Season Over
- Austin Blythe - Season Over
- John Raymon - Season Over
- Nicholas Law - Season Over
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