Football: Three things learned from Week 5
October 1, 2013 7:52PM
Updated: November 3, 2013 6:16AM
1. The race for playoff berths for Southwest Prairie adversaries got even more scrambled, if that’s possible. Among area schools in contention for postseason invitations, Plainfield East is 4-1 overall, Romeoville and Plainfield South are 3-2 and Minooka and Plainfield North 2-3. All five may qualify if they can finish 5-4. Romeoville (0-9 in 2012) and Plainfield East (2-7) are battling for this season’s biggest positive turnaround in the area.
2. Wilmington remains king of the Interstate Eight Small. The Wildcats (5-0, 3-0) got past previously unbeaten Seneca (4-1, 2-1) 14-6 on Friday. Wilmington is bidding for its sixth straight I-8 Small title, and that game seemed to be the one that potentially could halt the streak. The Wildcats may not be the offensive juggernaut of years past, but the defense is excellent, allowing 25 points all season.
3. Lincoln-Way West is the real deal. The Warriors entered Friday’s game against Andrew having outscored its previous three foes 104-6. The caliber of competition had something to do with that. But if you were not convinced how strong the Warriors are, the 42-14 spanking they administered to the Thunderbolts should have done the trick. With Bradley, Lincoln-Way North, Thornton and Lincoln-Way Central remaining on the schedule, every week will be a fresh challenge.