It's the age of specialization in sports, and Lincoln-Way East demonstrated Saturday night why that can be a good thing. Max Cesario blocked a Maine South field goal try less than two minutes into the game and Kwaku Appiah scooped up the loose ball and was off to the races. That 60-yard touchdown return jump-started the Griffins on a frigid evening and they went on to knock off defending champ Maine South 24-14 in a Class 8A semifinal in Frankfort.
The Chicago Tribune suburban sports department has teamed up with The Cube to present the rankings of the top 20 high school football teams in the Chicago area. See last week's rankings here. Up next: vs. No. 2 Maine South (8A). Up next: at No. 1 Lincoln-Way East (8A). Up next: at Hoffman Estates (6A). Up next: at Edwardsville (8A). Up next: at Sterling (5A). Up next: vs. No. 13 Mount Carmel (7A). Up next: vs. No. 14 Benet at Benedictine (7A). Up next: at No. 11 Providence (6A). Up next: vs. No.
John O'Sullivan was too caught up in the moment to consider the bigger picture, that his time had come to add to Maine South's playoff legacy. "That doesn't really creep into your mind when you're in the game," the Maine South quarterback said. "It's definitely stuff you think about (afterward). You just stay the course." That wasn't easy to do on a cold Saturday afternoon in Park Ridge, when the Hawks and Naperville Central were locked in an epic Class 8A quarterfinal.
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