Football: Three things learned from Week 6
October 8, 2013 9:28PM
Updated: November 10, 2013 6:17AM
1. Lincoln-Way Central officially is the area’s no-luck team. The Knights (2-4, 1-3 SouthWest Suburban Red) lost 22-21 to undefeated Lincoln-Way North (6-0, 4-0) when a bad snap late in the game produced the decisive safety, erasing their 21-20 lead. They have played one sub.-500 team and also have lost games 17-12, 27-14 after being tied 14-14 early in the fourth quarter, and 14-7. They must beat Thornton and Lincoln-Way West to be a playoff team.
2. Oswego is the class of the Southwest Prairie. Five area schools in the league — Minooka, Romeoville, Plainfield South, Plainfield East and Plainfield — along with Oswego East, help produce at least a couple of competitive, unpredictable match-ups every week. But Oswego (4-2, 4-0) has turned up the defense in conference play to such a degree, with Plainfield East the latest victim, that everyone else appears to be playing for second place and a playoff berth.
3. The tailback position at Plainfield North is extraordinarily deep. And it’s a good thing, too, because juniors Quintin Hoosman and Chris Dunning and senior Robert Baker, quality backs in their own right, have had injury issues. Sophomore Marcus Edwards, a brother of former North All-Stater Kapri Bibbs, has completed a grand slam of sorts at the position, rushing for 406 yards in the Tigers’ 31-19 win over Romeoville.