5 THINGS TO WATCH FOR TONIGHT
No. 3 Lincoln- Way East at No. 1 Maine South, 7 p. m. Friday
These teams are coming off statement wins in Week 1. Maine South destroyed Glenbard West 62- 34, and Lincoln- Way East beat Crete- Monee 27- 7. The Hawks’ high- powered offense looked unstoppable with senior quarterback John O’Sullivan leading the way. Maine South running back Fotis Kokosioulis scored four touchdowns. Lincoln- Way East first- year quarterback Brendan Morrissey put on a show against Crete- Monee, accounting for four touchdowns. The Griffins’ staunch defense is spearheaded by top defensive end prospect Devin O’Rourke. It will be put to the test against the top- ranked team.
No. 2 Prairie Ridge at No. 14 Huntley, 7 p. m. Friday
Prairie Ridge’s offense didn’t show as much firepower as expected in Week 1 in a 7- 6 victory against conference rival Cary Grove. The Wolves’ defense, though, came to make a statement, and its discipline proved to be the difference. Huntley senior quarterback Eric Mooney was instrumental in a 30- 27 win against Jacobs, demonstrating his big- play capability at quarterback and potential on special teams. Although its margin of victory was slim, Huntley has the pieces all over the field to make it interesting against Prairie Ridge.
No. 4 Phillips at No. 23 Richards, 7 p. m. Friday
With a program- changing victory against Loyola, Phillips looks to continue rolling against another Super 25 opponent. Senior quarterback J’Bore Gibbs, an athletic prospect, made an impact in the passing game and the running game against the Ramblers. Running back Craig Elmore is an athlete to watch, especially against a fast, athletic Richards team. The Bulldogs beat Carmel 3521. Richards quarterback Sebastian Castro led an offense with multiple weapons. The Bulldogs’ physical style disrupted the Corsairs and could do the same this week.
No. 24 Montini at No. 13 Lake Zurich, 7: 30 p. m. Friday
Lake Zurich’s defense was rocksolid in Week 1, led by one of the top defensive players in the area, linebacker Jack Sanborn. The Bears beat Fremd 21- 3, showcasing several weapons, including senior quarterback Evan Lewandowski. Montini beat Hyde Park 51- 8 last week, a solid debut for new coach Mike Bukovsky. The offense was dynamic, with Blake Fedanzo scoring two touchdowns.
No. 21 Neuqua Valley at No. 16 Naperville Central, 7: 30 p. m. Friday
One of the biggest questions for Naperville Central was how trans- fer quarterback Payton Thorne would respond in a game situation. That question was answered emphatically. Thorne and his receivers, especially Tommy Coyne and Cade McDonald, took down Glenbard North 37- 7. Fellow DuPage Valley power Neuqua Valley stormed into the Super 25 with a 35- 7 conference victory against Metea Valley. Led by the line and Matt Quinn, the Wildcats’ defense was stellar.
Fotis Kokosioulis, who had four TDs against Glenbard West, faces a staunch Lincoln- Way East defense. | ALLEN CUNNINGHAM/ FOR THE SUN- TIMES