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The "Big 30"

Rankings 2005
After Week #7

Teams are displayed by;
rank #, (previous week rank) , Team name, 2005 record, last game results, team notes & upcoming game.

1. (1)Joliet (Catholic)8-0, 48-45 over .Chicago (St. Patrick) 6-2, Hilltoppers coem back from being 18 points down.
2. (2)Frankfort (Lincoln-Way East) 8-0, 38-13 overFlossmoor (Homewood-F.)5-3. Anthony Kropp passes for over 200 yards & 4 TDs as Griffins remain undefeated.
3. (3)Lincolnshire (Stevenson)8-0, 34-0 overLake Zurich 4-4. Patriots shut out the Bears, as they played their first ever conference game against new comer Lake Zurich.
4. (4) Gurnee (Warren) 8-0, 35-7 over Libertyville 5-3. Blue Devils dispspense last years 7A state champs & set up a big week 9 match up against #3Lincolnshire (Stevenson)8-0
5.(5)Wheaton (W. Warrenville South)8-0. 48-17 overCarol Stream (Glenbard North)4-4, Tigers crush any ideas North had about an upset.
6. (6) Morris 8-0, 45-14 over Oswego (HS) 5-3. John Dergo keeps running, as he racks up alomst 1800 yards so far this year.
7. (7)Chicago (Mt. Carmel)8-0, overChicago (St. Rita)6-2, Never a dull moment is this rivalry
8. (8) Springfield (S.H.G.) 8-0, 28-21 over Taylorville 6-2, The Tornados give the Cyclone their closest game of the year so far.
9. (9)Park Ridge (Maine South)7-1, 56-31 overSkokie (Niles West) 2-6,
10. (10)Chicago (Morgan Park) 7-1, 52-0 overChicago (Hyde Park)2-6. Morgan Park gets it second shut out of the year, over the state's oldest football program.
11. (11) Oak Lawn (Richards) 6-2, 17-7 loss to #27 Lansing (Thornton Fractional South)8-0. Bulldogs fall, as T.F. South takes the SICA (Orange) title.
12. (12)Cary (C.-Grove)8-0, 28-20 over #28Crystal Lake (South)7-1, Trojans rally helps them stay undefeated & poised to win the Fox Valley title outright.
13. (13)Edwardsville (H.S.)8-0,42-8 over Belleville (West)2-6. Tigers roar back after dismal 2004 season.
14 (14)Downers Grove (North)7-1, 34-0 overLaGrange (Lyons) 5-3, North shuts out & shuts down Lyons.
15. (15)Palatine (Fremd)8-0, 35-6 overBarrington5-3. The Vikings almost score more points the Broncos had given up all year (37).
16. (16)Chicago (Brother Rice)7-1, 34-10 overNew Lenox (Providence)4-4, Crusdaers make it three in a row versus the 2004 6A State Champs.
17. (18)Belvidere 8-0, 55-39 overMachesney Park (Harlem)5-3, Harlem scores more points on the Bucs than anybody else this year as Buc still come out on top.
18. (20)Darien (Hinsdale South)7-1, 42-21 overAddison (Addison Trail)3-5.
19. (17)New Lenox (Lincoln Way Central)7-1, 34-13 over Lockport (Twp.) 3-5. Last years SICA Blue champs are easily dispatched by the Knights.
20. (21)Mt. Vernon8-0 ,57-21 overCentralia1-7. Rams are the lone South Seven Champs.
21. (23) Maple Park (Kaneland) 7-1, 45-23 loss to Geneva 5-3. Which Geneva team is going to show up for the game has been a question this year, this game looked like the Geneva of 2004.
22. (26)Bloomington (HS)7-1, 35-6 overDecatur (Eisenhower) 1-7.
23. (NR)Naperville (North)6-2, 42-20 overAurora (West Aurora)2-6. West Aurora was back on the upset warpath, but fell short as the Huskies pull though at the end.
24. (25)Sterling (H.S.) 8-0, 42-8 overLaSalle (L.-Peru)3-5, Golden Warriors surpass last years win total with victory over LP.
25. (28) Metamora 7-1, 52-14 over Morton 6-2, Metamora answered all questions about their dominace in the Mid-Illini
26. (24)Bolingbrook6-2, 42-0 overChicago Heights (Bloom Twp.)2-6. The Brook flexes it's potent offense.
27. (29)Lansing (Thornton Fractional South)8-0, 17-7 over #11 Oak Lawn (Richards) 6-2. Rebels win as underdogs & become the champs.
28. (30)Crystal Lake (South)7-1, 28-20 loss to #12 Cary (C.-Grove)8-0. Cary-Grove shows that they're hear to stay.
29. (NR) Moline 6-2, 23-12 loss toRock Island (Alleman)7-1,
30. (NR)Naperville (Neuqua Valley)7-1, 21-19 over St. Charles (East) 6-2, Wildcats battle it out in last second thirller that game down to a 2 point conversion. Alan Smith scores on runs of 68 & 44 yards.


On the verge
Maroa (M.-Forsyth)7-0, Yes. The 2A team & their star QB Luke Hockaday, are that good.
Normal (Community) 6-1, The Ironmen have beat #22 Bloomington (HS)6-1 and formerly rankedNormal (Community West)5-2.
Addison (Driscoll)7-0, Highlanders beat arch rivals Montini to help set up a possible conference championship.

Out for now
#19Naperville Central 4-3, 32-29 loss toNaperville (North)5-2,
#22Arlington Heights (St. Viator)6-1, 42-28 loss to #1Joliet (Catholic)7-0,
#27East St. Louis (Sr.)4-3, 41-24 loss to #13 Edwardsville (H.S.)7-0

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