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Simeon 47, Mount Carmel 41

Simeon's Robert Gregory had 528 yards of total offense and five touchdowns as the Wolverines downed the Caravan, 47-41, at Soldier Field.

Providence 14, Morgan Park 16

Dae'Shaun Hurley had a 35-yard touchdown run, and Devone Williams scored from one yard out as Morgan Park stunned  Providence, 16-14, at Soldier Field.



Brooks 40, Lindblom 14
Brooks running back Jonathan Stelly rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries.

Gordon Tech 28, Leo 24
Gordon Tech quarterback Julian Russell rushed for two touchdowns and added one scoring pass � a 42-yard touchdown to Habeeb Durojaive.

St. Laurence 32, Hales 20
St. Laurence's Steve Fiorella scored four touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving, 90-yard kickoff return).

Thornridge 26, Rich South 0
Senior Derrick Martin, Thornridge quarterback threw three touchdown and accumulated 212 passing yards as the host Falcons ripped Rich South 26-0 Saturday afternoon.

“Derrick had a really good two last days of practice this week,” Thornridge coach Mike Morrissey said. “We talked with him about you play like you practice.

“He stepped in there and made some really good throws with guys in his face.”

Thornton 55, Hillcrest 0
Looking to strengthen a young, inexperienced defense, Thornton coach Bill Mosel made a gutsy decision this summer.

Returning quarterback Dimitrius Hardwick and his 1,895 passing yards and 790 rushing yards would switch to cornerback while maintaining a role in the offense and star receiver Charles Knowles would take the QB reins.

The early returns? More than positive.

In Thornton's opener, Knowles threw for 159 yards and four touchdowns - Hardwick catching two of them - in the first half as the Wildcats trounced Hillcrest 55-0 in Harvey.

Knowles had never played quarterback in a game before Saturday.

"I was just trying to relax," Knowles said with a smile. "I've been practicing all summer. If it helps the team, I'm all for it. My line was blocking, and we've been working on routes all summer. I went through my reads and found who was open."

The final result was almost never in doubt. Thornton scored just three minutes into the game when Knowles hooked up with Hardwick for a 27-yard touchdown pass.

Defensively, Thornton held Hillcrest to just five first downs and sacked quarterback Breyonte Brewer seven times.

Rich Central 31, Bremen 7
After a slow start, the Olympians picked up the pace of their game play in the second half.

The Bremen Braves jumped out first with a 87 yard opening kick-off return by David Smith. But after that, the Braves were not able to score including a late drive into the red zone late in the second half. They were able to get the ball down to the Olympains 13 yard line but after a penalty and 4 stops, they were held off.

But junior quarterback Devonte Black kept the game plan in perspective. In the second half he threw for over 170 yards and three touchdowns.

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"Our emotions were building up, and it messed us up a lot," said Black, who threw for 254 yards on the night. "I was frustrated a lot because we could have easily put points on the board in the first half. But we just pulled it together in the second half."

Black threw TD passes of 7 yards to Michael Rule, 40 yards to Shawn Mitchell and 29 yards to Darnell Fletcher. Darelle Black also scored on a 3-yard run for the Olympians.

Overall, the Olympians won but they were made lots of mistakes. In fact, they committed 15 penalties worth over 100 yards.

"Growing pains," Rich Central coach Oliver Speller said. "Every game we'll try to get better. Every practice we'll try to work on those things. We had a little overenthusiasm, with guys not trusting their skills and their abilities to do the fundamentals. We were kind of doing some bad things, but we'll correct them."

Bishop McNamara 35, St. Ignatius 18
Bishop McNamara's Maurice Shoemaker scored four touchdowns including a 52-yard run and a 90-yard kickoff return.

De La Salle 44, St. Joseph 13
De La Salle's Juwan Martin ran for two touchdowns and threw two more. Brandon Wright had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. St. Laurence at Hales, late

Bolingbrook 28, Downers Grove South 21
Bolingbrook sophomore quarterback Aaron Bailey ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns and tossed another score.

Homewood-Flossmoor 33, Marian Catholic 14

Yes, there is a new "Buzz" at Homewood-Flossmoor. Craig Buzea's coaching debut was a big hit Friday night, as the Vikings exploded for 26 second-half points to roll to a 33-14 win over Marian Catholic in front of a capacity crowd estimated at 4,000 in Flossmoor. "It's better than the other side of the coin," Buzea said. "You never know what to expect. You think you've got something pretty positive, but you are talking about a 1-8 team against a Marian team that was in the playoffs last year."

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The Vikings Timothy Williams was 9-for-12 for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Malik Norman ran for 154 yards and a score.

Joliet Catholic 21, Montini 7
Joliet Catholic quarterback Breshion Tucker threw for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Ty Isaac had 159 yards rushing in the win.

Lemont 52, Little Village 0
Seven different players scored for Lemont in the win.

Lincoln-Way North 31, Lincoln-Way Central 13

Lincoln-Way West 40, Joliet Central 0
Lincoln-Way West's Justin Butterfield was 11-for-17 for 153 yards and four touchdowns. Nick Bellamy ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Sandburg 23, Andrew 16
Sandburg's Cody Miller threw for 98 yards and ran for 94 more and scored the game-winning touchdown.

Andrew came into Friday night's SouthWest Suburban crossover against Sandburg wanting to honor senior wide receiver Jonathan Branham, who died Aug. 15 in an auto accident, with a win. The Eagles spoiled the Thunderbolts' plans following a 23-16 win in Tinley Park.

T.F. North 36, Stagg 12
T.F. North's Devonte Stevenson ran for 180 yards and a score and quarterback Calvin Lindsey ran for two touchdowns and threw one.

T.F. South 19, Crete-Monee 17
After losing to five 8-1 teams last season in missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons, the Rebels had all the offseason motivation they needed.

T.F. South's Giovanni Canty ran for 91 yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Kevin Hallberg had 65 yards passing and a touchdown.


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