2003 8A Playoff Central
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All 2003 8A Qualifiers
Brackets & Scores
1A / 2A
/ 3A / 4A
/ 5A / 6A
/ 7A / 8A
Last Years Champ; Lockport (Twp.)
Porters (13-1) Runner-up; Lincolnshire
2003 Title Game Date & Time; Nov. 29th 7pm
Favorites to win the title; Naperville
(Maine South)&Chicago (Brother Rice)
Other Title Threats; Hinsdale (Central),Barrington,Carol Stream
(Glenbard North)& Lockport (Twp.)
Sleeper teams: Palatine
Favorites to win the title;
- Coach Larry McKeon is no stranger to the state finals & taking
a team through the DuPage Valley
Conference undefeated is no easy task. The Huskies are a balanced team.
They have a good offense & a good defense, they don't win with blow
outs or shut outs, they just win.
- This team has been lead all season by junior QB Sean Price. They have
been absolutely destroying teams on both sides of the ball. Which is
why they have been out scoring opponents by an average of 31.9 points
Chicago (Brother Rice)- The Crusaders are going to be one of the lead supporters of calling
theChicago Catholic (Blue)the toughest conference in the state. Behind their defense which is
second best in class 8A, they'll looking to claim the 8A title while
the other schools in their conference, you might have heard of themChicago (Mt. Carmel),Chicago (St. Rita),New Lenox (Providence)&Wilmette (Loyola Academy),
will be looking for gold in 7 & 6A.
Other Title Threats;
- Last years 8A semi finals wasn't expected to repeat it's performance
as it all it's key players to graduation, but the Red Devils are back
and will defiantly make some noise deep into the playoffs.
Barrington- Barrington was on a roll looking to go undefeated for the regular
season, but their plans were spoiled by Palatine
The Broncos may have gotten a wake up call with that loss.
(Glenbard North)- Defense, defense, defense. That's how you win game if you're the Panthers.
While it's doubtful they'll be sneaking up on anyone this year like
they did in 2000. It doesn't matter as much when you've already faced
5 playoff teams & still have only allowed an average of 5.8 points
- They are the defending champs. And inspite of dropping a two games
in a tough conference, they are still a team to watch out for. Although
the Porters are 1-2 versus playoff teams.
- The Vikings are 4-2 versus playoff teams. One of those victories came
last week against top rankedBarrington.
Fremd's first round match up against Roselle
will be one of the best games in week 10. A win there may put some more
momentum their way.
- At 6-3 Homewood is a true sleeper team. Best reason why they could
shock the state. The Vikings lost by a touchdown to Naperville North
& have beaten Lockport (Twp.).