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2003 6A Playoff Central

Throughout the playoffs this page will be updated with the most recent information and playoff out looks. Follow scores and rankings at Playoff Central & The Big 30.

All 2003 6A Qualifiers listed below

Brackets & Scores
1A / 2A / 3A / 4A / 5A / 6A / 7A / 8A

Last Years Champ; Chicago (Mt. Carmel)Caravan (13-1) Runner-up; Bloomington (HS)Purple Raiders (13-1)

2003 Title Game Date & Time; Nov. 29th 1pm

Favorites to win the title; Mundelein (Carmel),Chicago (St. Rita)&New Lenox (Providence)
Other Title Threats; Oak Forest, Freeport (H.S.), &Bloomington (HS)
Sleeper teams: Minooka,Chicago (Mt. Carmel)& Oak Lawn (Richards)

Favorites to win the title;
Mundelein (Carmel) - The East Suburban Catholic Champs just got finished handingJoliet (Catholic)a 41-14 loss in week 9 to claim that title. The returning Prep Bowl champs are looking for another title, a state title and the banner on the press box at Carmel's field says it all "Unfinished Business". Coach Andy Bitto explained that the teams goal was to get where they've been so close to the last two years. With two year starting QB Mark Venegoni at the helm for the Corsairs, you might be hearing "Taking care of business" played a lot in Champaign Thanksgiving weekend.

Chicago (St. Rita)- It's really hard to walk out of theChicago Catholic (Blue)conference unscarred. It's kind of like the Big 10 of high school conferences. And that's exactly what happened to the Mustangs. They were looking at finishing their season meeting Brother Rice both 8-0, but they bumped into Providence on the way the week before and fell by 5 points, dashing their hopes of an undefeated season. They do however still have a hope to win a 6A title and that hope is backed up by a strong defense & the running of junior Wade Weyer.

New Lenox (Providence)- The 5A champs move up a class. While they may not be defending the same title you still have to give the Celtics credit. With 24 playoff appearances, 13 consecutive a 57-15 record in the post season and a 8-2 record in the finals, coach Matt Senffner's team is no slouch at 7-2.


Other Title Threats;
Bloomington (HS)- The Purple Raiders are back once again enter the season undefeated. Actually for those who were paying attention during the regular season you may remember that they lost a game to Decatur (MacArthur), due to eligibility rules though, that loss was overturned & hence Bloomington is 9-0. Although if you take the fact the Raiders could be 8-1 not 9-0 plus add in that they've only played two playoff teams, you can see why they are listed as a title threat and not a favorite.

Oak Forest - The Bengals are this seasons shot in the dark. Nobody seen it coming basically, but at 9-0 you have to give them their dues & that which is due is a spot on the Title Threats list. With a killer defense who didn't bolster it's numbers by just shutting out the non playoff teams & playing a close game with a winning squad, the Bengals have yet to allow more than 13 points in a game. Add to that several scores in 40's & 50's and you'll see why they're out scoring teams by 30 points a game. Hopefully your coaches weren't to busy scouting the usual suspects this year.

Freeport (H.S.) - The Pretzels finished undefeated & claimed the Northern Illinois (NIC-9) title for the second year in a row. The who have always been a big defensive team, bring back the same intensity as last year, in the two games where they allowed more than 7 points they were up by more than 2 TDs and 14 & 12 points is still respectable. Of course so is the 6 points allowed average they has as a team. Lowest in 6A.


Sleeper teams:
Minooka - Minooka is 6A's Jekyl & Hyde. Sometimes they come out gunning, like when they blanked Riverside (R.-Brookfield) 54-0. Sometimes they come out sluggish, like when they fall to Morris 17-14, who just lost two weeks prior to R-B 44-27.

Chicago (Mt. Carmel)- As a coach you're happy to play any team in the playoffs that's 5-4, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there would be a slew of coaches who might opt for a trade if they were in Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South) 's shoes. While the Caravan having an off season, you know that coach Frank Lenti & the rest of the staff over there on S. Dante Av will have the group of mostly juniors ready for the playoffs. Although while MC may make it out of the first round, a possible second round games againstChicago (St. Rita)could stop them from repeating as 6A Champs. The Caravan are in luck though as they fall on the lesser of the two brackets.

Oak Lawn (Richards) - Many fans of the Bulldogs are scratching their heads this season as the group of highly touted junior & sophomores they've had for the last two seasons were suppose to take over & speed down that road to Champaign. Something happened that was out of coach Gary Korhonen control, there were a bunch of other good teams ion the schedule. Still with players like RB Dion Foster & QB Sean Lewis, this team can still make some noise towards a title shot.

 

Team
Wins
Losses
PP
OPP
FB Enroll
Oak Forest
9
0
38
38
1458.43
Freeport (H.S.)
9
0
36
36
1634.5
Mundelein (Carmel)
9
0
36
36
1346
Bloomington (HS)
9
0
34
34
1599
Chicago (Harper)
9
0
33
33
1417.5
Chicago (St. Rita)
8
1
48
41
1643.86
Rockford (Boylan)
8
1
38
29
1589.5
Normal (Community)
8
1
36
27
1455
Minooka
7
2
47
32
1525.29
Lansing (Thornton Fractional South)
7
2
44
29
1513
New Lenox (Providence)
7
2
41
27
1312.86
Crystal Lake (South)
7
2
38
24
1665.64
Chicago Heights (Marian Catholic)
7
2
38
21
1664
Peoria (Richwoods)
7
2
37
23
1255
Rock Island (H.S.)
7
2
35
24
1666
Vernon Hills
7
2
34
23
1429
Oak Lawn (Richards)
6
3
43
19
1562.93
Bensenville (Fenton)
6
3
42
21
1523
Calumet City (Thornton Fractional N.)
6
3
39
18
1355
Glen Ellyn (Glenbard South)
6
3
38
19
1411.43
Mt. Vernon
6
3
38
18
1453
Cahokia
6
3
37
18
1391.07
Chicago (Westinghouse)
6
2
36
19
1390
North Chicago
6
3
36
15
1444
Champaign (Centennial)
6
3
36
13
1433
Burbank (Reavis)
6
3
34
14
1626.14
Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
5
4
53
24
1570.14
Chicago (Simeon)
5
4
52
23
1615.57
Niles (Notre Dame)
5
4
40
12
1536
Oak Lawn (Community)
5
4
40
12
1634
Lisle (Benet Academy)
5
4
40
11
1315.57
Kankakee (Sr.)
5
4
36
10
1263

 

 

 

 

 

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