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2005 Team of the Week

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Underdog victories?
Stone-cold defenses?

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Week
Team
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For the first time ever, we're nominating a losing team for team of the week. The Flyers of East St. Louis played against nationally ranked & 2 time defending Indiana State Champs, Warren Central. The Flyers, who are ranked #18 in Illinois, were big underdogs, but a speedy offense managed to put up 50 points against the Warriors in a barn burner of a game, that they lost 70-50.
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The Caravan ranked 9th at the time came out and dominated then ranked 20thNew Lenox (Providence)in the first half, jumping out to a 27-3 lead before winning 46-27. The Caravan defense held Providence & it's star running back Jordan Farrell to 291 yards of total offense, while Mt. Carmel's running back Dominic Sulo racked up 298 yards rushing by himself.
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The Braves beat SICA (Green) favorite & 5A rankedCountry Club Hills (Hillcrest)with their highly regarded running back Darius Gates 27-26, to put themselves in contention to win the conference. Speedy wide receiver Anthony Seay had 2 kick returns for TDs as well as a TD reception. Bremen's head coach John Casson said it was "probably the biggest win ever" for the school's football team.
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The Golden Warriors did something they hadn't done in a long time, at least not in the last 10 years, they beat conference power house Geneseo 28-7. Geneseo was ranked ranked 11th at the time in our Big 30.
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The Patriots shut down last years North Suburban (Lake) & 7A State champs Libertyville, 31-0.
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The #27 Rebels beat #11 Oak Lawn (Richards) 17-7, to win the SICA (Orange) conference. South came in underrated & undersized and pulled off an upset, beating Richards for the 2 time in 6 years.
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The Ramblers had 2 big problems for their football program coming into week 9. First they needed to win to have a chance of making the playoffs & second they needed to beat #15Chicago (Brother Rice). A Thomas Harvey field goal followed by a Connor Detjen 67 yard TD run helped the Ramblers put up 9 points in the 4th quarter to break a 14-14 tie, winning 23-14.
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The 5A Playoff bracket had quite a few upsets in round one, but none as surprising as the Hubs clamping down on defense & beating undefeatedSterling (H.S.) (9-1) by a score of 9-6. The Hubs finished 3rd in their conference that they've dominated for a decade and lost 38-0 to Geneseo in week 9, a team Sterling knocked off 28-7. The Hubs were the most improbable long shot of all the upset in round 1 and are our team of the week.
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The Highlanders are on a quest for their 5th straight state title and they've shut out 6 teams so far this season. Hampshire 8-2, was their latest victims in the 2nd Round of the 4A Playoffs. The Highlanders had 5 sacks & 3 interceptions as they kept Whip-purs out of the endzone for the entire game in a 27-0 win
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The Redskins played in front of 8,600 people at their home field and beat playoff & area rivalJoliet (Catholic)for the first time in the modern era. The Hilltoppers where the state's #1 ranked team by many media outlets including IHSFW & were placed as high as 4th in the USA Today national rankings. Morris was helped mainly by the Player of the Week, John Dergo, who had a career day rushing as well as 2 key interceptions.
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