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UPDATE 2: Loyola Completes Undefeated Season With State Football Title [VIDEO]

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November 30, 2015
Loyola Academy Dara Laja during an on-field presser reacts to cheers from his team. Photo by Patrick Boylan

DEKALB, ILL.— Mission accomplished by Loyola. The Ramblers (14-0) finally won its second state football championship by beating Marist (9-5) 41-0 last Saturday night at NIU in DeKalb. Loyola had lost twice in the state championship game in 2011 and 2013. Last season, the Ramblers were beaten in the second round by eventual state...
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UPDATE 2: Mt Carmel Wins Prep Bowl [VIDEO]

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November 30, 2015
Anthony Watson of Curie. Photo by Patrick Boylan

What a difference one week makes. Mt. Carmel struggled to beat St. Rita 7-6 in the Catholic League football playoff championship while Curie easily beat Simeon 38-8 in the Public League football title game. Mt. Carmel (10-3) shook off its recent offensive woes by beating Curie (11-3) 49-15 in the Prep Bowl at Gately...
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DePaul Prep Wins Hoops Opener

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November 24, 2015
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CHICAGO— Rebuilding a team in high school basketball is never easy especially when you lose five starters from a 22-9 team. Rebuilding this team is little easier when you have an impact player like DePaul Prep freshman Perry Cowan. Cowan will certainly be a player to watch over the next four years after scoring...
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Mt Carmel Wins Catholic League Title 7-6 Over St Rita

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November 24, 2015
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CHICAGO— Mt. Carmel (9-3) won a offensive struggle over St. Rita (10-2) 7-6 to win the Chicago Catholic League football playoff championship Friday evening at Gately Stadium. The Caravan (7A bracket #16) was coming off a heartbreaking 7-0 loss to Glenbard West (13-0, 7A bracket #1) in the state championships second playoff round on...
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Marist Defeats ND for 2nd Time; Advances

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November 3, 2015
Marist watches play anxiously at Notre Dame Prep October 30, 2015. Photo by Patrick Boylan

Marist, proving tough in the clutch, won an 8A first round contest against Notre Dame (Niles) Friday, scoring a last minute game winning field goal and a final seconds touchdown in the first half. It was hard to lose in one game Notre Dame Coach Michael Hennessey said after the game. Notre Dame (#10, 8-2)...
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Deerfield Crushes Kenwood 6A Hopes [video]

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November 3, 2015
John Fisher, Deerfield High School 10/31/2015 Photo by Patrick Boylan

The Deerfield High School (#17, 6-3) Warriors dominated a confused Broncos, crushing the post season hopes of Kenwood (#4, 7-2) in a 49-6 beating. The home loss at Gately Stadium was the first for the Broncos this season. The Warriors got off to a fast start, scoring on a 64 yard drive that culminated in...
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UPDATE 1: Mt Carmel Drowns Glenbard North in Rainy 1st Round [video]

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November 2, 2015
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It is difficult to defeat Mount Carmel (#16, 8-2) at home where they are 6-0 this season. It would be a long and humbling ride home for the Glenbard North Panthers (#17, 7-3) who were soundly defeated on a drizzly day on the industrial South Side 42-15. In the 7A First Round Match the...
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DePaul Football Loses in Playoff 1st Round

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November 2, 2015
Tim Green (L) and an unidentified DePaul fan in Elmwood, Ill. on October 31, 2015. Photo by John Lydon.

ELMWOOD, ILL.— It was a landslide loss in football. DePaul Prep (#11, 6-4) lost in the opening round of the Class 3A state football playoffs 40-0 to Elmwood-Brimfield (#6, 9-1) last Saturday. The Rams couldn’t overcome six turnovers as EBHS Trojans rushed for 385 yards while attempting only five passes in the win. The rain...
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8 City teams Remain in Football Playoffs

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November 1, 2015
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It was a harsh weekend, with many Chicago high school teams falling. Among the victors, Brother Rice (#5) defeated Bartlett (#28) 49-21. Brother Rice faces South Elgin (#12) in the second round 8A playoffs at home. Another city team, Marist (#23) had a hard fought win over Notre Dame- Niles (#10) Friday evening, winning...
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St Bens, Francis de Sales in Volleyball Sectional Semifinals

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November 1, 2015
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St Francis de Sales High School (#1) sent Seton Academy (#3) and College Prep- Lombard (#9) home to reach the Sectional Semifinals. Played at Harvest Christian Academy, it will be a tiring drive for the South Siders. They face Schaumburg Christian High School (#4) at 6P. St Benedict High School (#2) defeated Providence- St....
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