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How SBLive Illinois' Power 25 teams fared in Week 10: Maine South beats Bolingbrook in Power 25 matchup

Top 10 schools all earned first-round playoff victories

By Mike Carpinelli and Max Baker

Here’s a look at the Week 10 results for the teams in the SBLive Illinois Power 25.

1. East St. Louis (7-2) plays Richards Saturday

2. Mount Carmel (10-0) defeated Buffalo Grove 49-3

It was a slow start for the Caravan offense on Saturday but the defense had a stellar performance all game. After scoring seven points in the first quarter, the Caravan offense got going and took a 21-3 lead into the half. They kept the momentum in the 3rd quarter with 21 more points and finished the game with a 46-point win.

3. Loyola Academy (9-1) defeated Plainfield South 42-7

After a tough loss against No. 2 Mount Carmel last week, Loyola's offense came strong early as they put up 35 first quarter points and took a 42-0 lead into the half. With the clock running in the second half, Plainfield South got on the board in the fourth quarter to make it a 42-7 final.

4. Lincoln-Way East (10-0) defeated Conant 42-7

Lincoln-Way East got off to a quick 42-0 lead and held Conant to 25 total yards in the first half en route to a 42-7 win. The Griffin rushing attack was dominant all night as they punched in five of their six total touchdowns on the ground. Lincoln-Way East will square off against No. 23 ranked Neuqua Valley in the second round of the 8A playoffs next week.

5. Wheaton North (9-1) defeated Willowbrook 35-14

Wheaton North got off to a hot start and took a 21-0 lead into the half while allowing just 8 total yards of offense. Senior defensive back Karsten Libby picked off a Willowbrook pass on the first play of the second half and returned it for a touchdown to keep the momentum as Wheaton North went on to win by 21 points. The Falcons move on to play Lake Zurich in the second round of 7A playoff play. 

6. Lemont (10-0) defeated Blue Island Eisenhower 55-14

Lemont got it done in all three phases of the game Friday night as they had an impressive offensive charge with over 400 total yards, returned a punt and a kickoff for touchdowns, and held the Eisenhower offense in check as they rolled to a 55-14 victory. Lemont will take on Quincy next week in the 6A playoffs. 

7. Sacred Heart-Griffin (10-0) defeated Hall/Putnam County 55-6

Sacred Heart-Griffin scored on just five plays to open the scoring and tacked on another touchdown on the first play of its second drive. Hall/Putnam County didn’t prove to be much of a test all night.

8. Simeon (10-0) defeated Oak Forest 45-8

The IHSA 6A State Playoffs got off to a bang for Simeon with a 4-yard touchdown run by Andre Crews. Oak Forest responded right back and took an 8-7 lead, but it was all Simeon from that point on. Crews had four touchdowns in the offensive explosion.

9. York (10-0) defeated Oswego East 31-10

Oswego East couldn’t hand York its first loss of the season. York opened up a 14-3 first quarter lead before pushing it to 21-3 at the break. The Dukes move on to Round 2 where they will look to stay unbeaten.

10. Glenbard West (9-1) defeated Lockport 38-7

It was all Glenbard West from the start in this contest as they scored on their first possession and intercepted Lockport on its first play from scrimmage. Quarterback Korey Tai threw three touchdown passes and added a rushing score to help the Hilltoppers to a 38-7 victory. They will play against Glenbrook South next Saturday in the second round of the 7A playoffs.

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11. Hersey (10-0) defeated Argo 49-14

Hersey returned the opening kickoff of this contest for a touchdown and did not look back from there. They took a 49-0 lead into half and rolled to a 49-14 victory. Prospect will take on St. Rita next week in a very good 7A second round matchup. 

12. Warren Township (9-1) defeated Stevenson 26-14

Warren’s defense continued to perform at a high level while senior running back Charley Thompson led the offensive charge to help lead Warren to a 12-point victory over Stevenson. Warren will take on 24th ranked Andrew next week in Round 2 of the 8A bracket.

13. Prospect (9-1) defeated Reavis 62-13

The Prospect offense came out on fire Friday night as they scored 34 unanswered points to take a 49-7 lead into the half and start the running clock in second half. The defense was able to force multiple turnovers to hold Reavis in check. They will face off against No. 19 St. Rita in a highly-anticipated Round 2 matchup. 

14. O’Fallon (8-1) plays No. 17 Edwardsville Saturday

A rematch with Edwardsville will be one of the top games to watch in Illinois this weekend.

15. Prairie Ridge (9-1) defeated Crystal Lake South 63-55

It was expected that this would be a high-scoring rematch after Prairie Ridge won their first bout with Crystal Lake South by a score of 48-41, but after the first quarter the score was tied at 7. Both offenses found their stride in the second quarter as Prairie Ridge led 35-28 by halftime. The scoring did not slow down in the second half and Prairie Ridge was able to seal the victory with 21 points in the fourth quarter. Tyler Vasey had another dominant performance with 384 rushing yards and six touchdowns along with a passing touchdown.

16. Maine South (8-2) defeated No. 25 Bolingbrook 24-0

Maine South took a 17-0 lead into the half and held on for the win. Their defense was tough to beat as they pitched a shutout against a high powered Bolingbrook offense that came into this contest scoring over 42 points per game. Maine South will take on No. 22 South Elgin next week in the second round of the 8A playoffs. Bolingbrook finished the season with a 6-4 record.

17. Edwardsville (6-3) plays No. 14 O’Fallon Saturday

The Tigers will seek revenge on O’Fallon after blowing a 13-point fourth quarter lead earlier this year.

18. Chicago Marist (7-3) defeated Naperville North 42-28

Both defenses had trouble getting stops late in the second half as the game finished with six straight possessions resulting in touchdowns. But it was Marist’s offense (537 total yards) that did enough to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

19. St. Rita (8-2) defeated Geneva 27-14

St. Rita’s defense set the tone early as the Mustangs had a pick-six and a fumble to go along with a blocked field goal on special teams all in the Mustangs’ first three defensive possessions. St. Rita opened up a 24-0 lead in the second quarter and that was enough to hold off Geneva.

20. Crete-Monee (8-2) defeated Centennial 53-13

Crete-Monee came out firing on both sides of the ball on Saturday. Lynel Billups-Williams caught three first-half touchdown passes and the defense forced a turnover that led to a score two plays later as the Warriors took a 33-6 into the half. The Warriors scored three more times in the second half to win by 40 and will face off against No. 8 Simeon in the second round in the 6A class playoffs next week.

21. St. Charles North (9-1) defeated Maine West 47-10

St. Charles North scored on their first four possessions and had a 26-0 lead after one quarter of play. The North Star defense forced multiple turnovers and the offense was able to capitalize en route to a 37-point victory in their 7A playoff opener. 

22. South Elgin (10-0) defeated Belleville East 28-20

South Elgin escaped the first round of the playoffs with an eight-point win against Belleville East. The Storm offense showcased a balanced offensive effort with nearly 400 total yards to keep their undefeated season alive. South Elgin moves on to square off against Maine South. Belleville East finished the season 5-5.

23. Neuqua Valley (8-2) defeated Lane Tech 37-0

The Wildcat defense was tough all night as they pitched a shutout and held Lane Tech to just 34 yards of offense and contributed a touchdown. Senior running back Jaden McGee had 3 scores to lead the offense as Neuqua Valley moved on with a 37-0 victory. The Wildcats will have tough competition in round 2 of the 8A playoffs with a matchup against 4th ranked Lincoln-Way East.

24. Andrew (7-3) defeated Huntley 28-18

Quarterback Andrew Skarzynski had a touchdown pass and a rushing touchdown while running back Mike Barberi had two rushing scores to help Andrew to a 28-18 win over Huntley. Andrew will move on to a big second round contest against No. 12 Warren next week. Huntley ended their season with an 8-2 record.

25. Bolingbrook (6-4) lost to No. 16 Maine South 24-0

The Bolingbrook offense could not get anything going against a stout Maine South defense as they were shut out for the first time all season. The Raiders finished their season with a 6-4 record.

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