Footbll: Three Things Learned from Week 1
By Dick Goss firstname.lastname@example.org September 3, 2013 10:40PM
Updated: October 5, 2013 6:24AM
1. The Southwest Prairie race, which begins in Week 3, will be even crazier than first suspected.
Romeoville beat Hinsdale South on Saturday, Minooka won at Morris, Plainfield South won at Lemont and Oswego lost to Geneva. Hmm.
Meanwhile, Plainfield East, Plainfield North and Oswego East trumped lesser foes and Plainfield Central made too many mistakes in losing to a good Marmion team. The words of Romeoville coach Jeff Kuna ring true: “There are a lot of good teams and no bad teams in this league.”
If you can correctly predict the order of finish in the SPC, you belong in Las Vegas.
2. Lincoln-Way Central may be among our area’s surprise teams under coach Hud Venerable, the athletic director who previously had been a successful coach in his career.
The Knights, who move from the SouthWest Suburban Blue to the Red this season, rallied from a 21-6 deficit and beat former Blue rival Sandburg 26-21 on Saturday.
We may know soon how much of a surprise Central is — the Knights visit Lincoln-Way East on Friday.
3. Wilmington, a 22-0 winner at Coal City, no longer is flying solo when it comes to defending the honor of the Interstate Eight Small.
Anyone who can win 34-21 at I-8 Large contender Sandwich, which Seneca did, is a good football team.