This is a difficult time in the football season for teams saddled with a fifth loss last week, in Week 7. They have two more games to play knowing the playoffs no longer are possible. Teams with 3-4 records at this time, or that are 4-3 with limited playoff points (opponent victories), have the mindset that their playoffs have begun early. If they lose either of the next two weeks, their season will be over after Week 9. Joliet Catholic fell to 2-5 last week with a 17-14 loss to Benet.
A power outage caused by a car crash forced the postponement of Joliet Catholic Academy's varsity football matchup with Benet Academy, said Head Coach Jake Jaworski. JCA and Benet were scheduled to face off at Memorial Stadium Friday night. But a car crashed into electrical equipment near the corner fo Essington Road and Jefferson Street not long before the 7: 30 p.m. kickoff, leaving the stadium without lights, Jaworski said. JCA and Benet will play at 9 a.m., Jaworski said.
So, what did we learn from Week 1 of the high school football season? In general, our area teams confirmed what we anticipated. We have many good teams in this area. Ranking 10 large schools and three small schools each week gets more than half of our teams on our list. Even so, that means some deserving teams are left out. This week, the competition for the large-school No. 10 spot is among Joliet West, Lockport and Plainfield South.
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