Playoffs, Quarterfinals: L Williamsburg 0 - Solon 19 | (10-2)
Williamsburg only lost twice this year...both times were to Solon. This loss was more painful than the first as it ended the Raiders season. Solon completely shut down Williamsburg's offense as the Raiders gained on 169 yards, had just 5 first downs, and didn't score a single point. Blythe was quoted speaking about Solon: "There's no shame losing to these guys. They are good, and I'll be rooting for them."
Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Effingham 2 - Rochester 53 | (11-0)
I hardly seemed like a playoff game as Rochester rolled up 32 points in the first quarter and finished the first half with a 53-0 lead. Rochester's runningback had a record 6 rushing TDs. The entire second half was played with a running clock and Effingham's only points were scored on a safety very late in the game. No mentions of McMinn were found.
Next Game: vs. Notre Dame - 11/12 (Playoffs, Quarterfinals)
Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Lincoln Northeast 0 - Millard North 24 | (9-2)
Millard North for the second week in a row started off slowly. The Mustangs only had 38 yards of offense in the first half, but led 3-0. The start of the 3rd quarter saw a quick shift however as Millard North had a 72 yard TD run followed by a punt return of a touchdown that expanded their lead to 17. The Mustangs added another score and won 24-0. No mentions of Fisher were found.
Next Game: vs. Burke - 11/13 (Playoffs, Semifinals)
Playoffs, 2nd Round: W Lincoln-Way East 28 - Glenbard West 42 | (10-1)
It was a two man show that led Glenbard West to a playoff victory as the QB, Daver Glawe, and receiver, Miark Hiben, connected 12 times for 319 yards and 4 TDs. No mentions of Walsh were found.
Next Game: vs. Wheaton-Warrenville South - 11/12 (Playoffs, Quarterfinals)
Playoffs, Quarterfinals: W Tremper 14 - Bradford 28 | (11-1)
Bradford had 3 first half touchdown, all runs by Gordon, and used a 20-play, 95-yard, 8-minute scoring drive in the second half to chew up block and put the game out of reach. Gordon had 16 carries for 88 yards and the 3 aforementioned rushing TDs.
Next Game: vs. West - 11/12 (Playoffs, Semifinals)
W Lely 10 - Barron Collier 49 | (7-3)
Barron Collier only completed 4 passes (none were to Campbell) but was able to run all over Lely to a victory. Most of the Cougars yardage came from their quarterback, Julio Gomez, rushing the ball. Gomez had a 58 TD run and a game high 165 rushing yards. No mentions of Campbell were found.
Next Game: vs. Gulf Coast - 11/12
W St. Thomas Aquinas 56 - South Broward 0 | (9-0)
Aquinas put in another dominating effort and cruised to an easy victory. The game wasn't close from the start as the Raiders scored 28 first quarter point and added 21 in the second quarter for a 49-0 halftime lead. The win clinched their district for the 14th consecutive time. Rudock had a big game throwing for 251 yards and 5 TDs on 13/23 passing. Rudock's 5 TD passes set a school record for career passing touchdowns. Here are the highlights from the game.
Next Game: at Cypress Bay - 11/12
L Council Rock North 25 - Council Rock South 27 | (1-9)
Council Rock North ended a disappointing year in a disappointing fashion, losing to their rivals by just 2 points. Raymon had a touchdown late in the game that put CRN within a score as they were clawing its way back into the game. CRN would add another TD that made the margin just 2 points pending the PAT...CRN went for two and had a pass picked off in the endzone. The missed conversion would be the difference in the game.
L Longview 38 - DeSoto 35 | (8-2)
DeSoto ended the regular season on a sour note getting upset at home. The Eagles came out sluggish and found themselves behind 17-0 at halftime. Longview widened the margin in the 3rd quarter before a comeback by DeSoto. DeSoto rallied in the 4th quarter and outscored Longview 20-0. It was too little, too late though. The good news, however, is that the Eagles still won their district and move on to the playoffs. No mentions of Vincent were found.
Next Game: vs. Bryan - 11/13 (Playoffs, Bidistrict)
W Allen 70 - Flower Mound 37 | (9-1)
Allen amassed 758 of offense and scored 70 points a week after their surprising loss to Hebron. The win on Friday secured Allen's spot as district champions. The Eagles came out sharp and made some plays on defense that kept Flower Mound off the board until midway through the 2nd quarter. At that point is was already 28-0. From there on it was an offensive show as both teams poured on the yards and points. The early margin was too much for Flower Mound to overcome though. No mentions of Spears were found.
Next Game: vs. Northwest - 11/12 (Playoffs, Bidistrict)
Mike Orloff and Marcus Grant
W Belmont Hill 6 - Lawrence Academy 7 | (6-0)
Lawrence Academy was not its usual dominant self in a game that came down to the final play (a failed Hail Mary). Lawrence Academy scored early on a broken play that went 45 yards for a TD. Belmont Hill responded, but missed the PAT...which turned out to be the deciding factor in the game. From there on, the game got sloppy. Both teams moved the ball okay, but turnovers stopped either team from scoring. The two teams combine for 10 turnovers. Orloff had an okay day passing the ball going 7/10 of 112 yards and a TD. He added 69 yards on the ground on 6 carries. Orloff had a big problem holding onto the ball, though, and fumbled it 7 times (someplace else I read only 4, so I'm not sure which is correct...either way is not good). Grant had 3 receptions for 40 yards.
Next Game: vs. Buckingham Browne & Nichols - 11/12
L Bishop McNamara 6 - DeMatha 48 | (0-10)
McNamara ended the season winless losing to Marcus Coker's old high school, DeMatha. I couldn't find much on this game and found no mentions of Law.
Did not play:
- Jake Duzey - Season Over
- Ray Hamilton - Season Over
- Henry Krieger-Coble - Season Over
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