Football: Three things learned from Week 2
September 10, 2013 10:10PM
Updated: October 12, 2013 6:14AM
1. The offenses at Joliet Catholic and Providence are that good. When the Hilltoppers beat the Celtics 42-35 in the season opener, both teams demonstrated they have the potential to move the ball and score points. In Week 2, Joliet Catholic clocked St. Thomas (Minn.) 49-7 with its second straight game of 500-plus total yards. Providence led Minooka 38-7 early in the third quarter of a 38-21 victory and finished with more than 400 yards despite playing reserves most of the second half. Watch for big numbers to continue for the two programs that have 22 state titles between them.
2. Lincoln-Way Central can be a factor in its first season in the SouthWest Suburban Red. Lincoln-Way West, Andrew, Lincoln-Way North and Thornton will be difficult to nudge from the first division. However, in Week 1, Central rallied from a 21-6 halftime deficit to beat Sandburg 26-21. In Week 2, the Knights threw a scare into mighty Lincoln-Way East before falling 17-12. Both results were sure to raise eyebrows around the Red.
3. Zachry Zamora will be a concern for Southwest Prairie defensive coordinators. The Minooka senior wide receiver can fly. He caught eight passes for 112 yards against Providence, all in the first half. One was a 60-yard touchdown strike from Shane Briscoe on a long pass down the middle.