Carlos Curry refitting in at Joliet Central football
By Tina Akouris email@example.com September 4, 2012 7:22PM
Updated: October 6, 2012 1:47PM
Carlos Curry, Joliet Central’s senior quarterback, told first-year coach Brett Boyter a week before practice began in August that he was moving to Iowa.
But Boyter said Curry nixed the move and returned to the team Aug. 11. Boyter thinks Curry may have returned because of transfer rules in Iowa that would have forced Curry to sit out his final season of high school football.
In any case, Curry is guiding the Steelmen as they attempt to get Boyter’s first win and Joliet Central’s first victory since 2008, when Central’s program was combined with Joliet West.
So far, Curry is 28-of-38 passing for 181 yards and a touchdown with one interception. His first TD pass of the season was a 20-yard score to Luis Zepeda in a 7-6 loss Friday to Reavis. Curry also has 105 yards on 29 carries.
“He only missed three days of practice and picked up right where he left off,” Boyter said.
They’ve got their number
Only two teams from the Interstate Eight Small beat an Interstate Eight Large team in Week 2: Wilmington, which defeated Sandwich 27-0 and improved its record to 1-1; and Lisle, which beat Herscher 27-17 and is 1-1.
The Interstate Eight Large schools dominated the second week by a combined score of 159-94, and every team in that league is 2-0 with the exceptions of Sandwich and Herscher at 1-1.
And the bands played on
Two state university bands will be playing at area high schools in the coming two weeks.
Plainfield Central will host Illinois State’s Big Red Marching Machine when the Wildcats play Romeoville at 7 p.m. Friday. The band will perform pregame, at halftime and during the game.
On Sept. 14, Wilmington will host the University of Illinois’ Marching Illini. The band will perform between the sophomore and varsity games and also at halftime of the varsity contest vs. Dwight.
“I have seen this done at other schools, and it was a big success,” Wilmington coach Jeff Reents said. “I gave the idea to band director Ellen Gorgeff, and she made the connections. I give a lot of credit to Ellen, (Wilmington band booster) Wes Smith and our music boosters.”