2007 Schedule

8/24 7:00 @
Lockport (Twp.)
8/30 7:00 H
Chicago (King)
@ Gately Stadium
9/7 7:30 @
Chicago (Lane Tech)
@ Lane Stadium
9/15 3:00 H
*Chicago (Morgan Park)
@ Gately Stadium
9/21 3:30 @
*Chicago (Hyde Park)
@ Gately Stadium
9/29 3:00 H
*Chicago (Hubbard)
@ Gately Stadium
10/4 7:00 H
*Chicago (Dunbar)
@ Gately Stadium
10/12 3:30 @
*Chicago (Simeon)
@ Gately Stadium

#### - Enrollment
*Conference Game
Eckersall Stadium
Gateley Stadium
Hanson Stadium
Lane Stadium
Rochne Stadium
Stagg Stadium
Winnemac Park


Week #7 Chicago (Lane Tech) (5-2)


Lane Squeaks Past CVS

If there was an ESPN Classic for high school football, this game would absolutely be a candidate. In a pulse pounding, gut wrenching game in a chilly Saturday afternoon in Gately Stadium on the South Side of Chicago, seven time Chicago Public League Champion Lane Tech barely survived over nine time Public League champion CVS 45-44.

This classic game, billed by the Public Address Announcer as the "Rumble of the Red-Bird (Conference)", was finally decided in the waning seconds of the game when the Lane Tech defense stopped CVS star, University of Illinois bound Quarterback Isaiah Williams on a two point conversion that would have put the Cavaliers of CVS ahead.

The shootout began when Lane star Xavier Torres returned the opening kickoff 76 yards to the CVS 7 yard line. On the next play Lane quarterback Matt Richard connected with receiver Brian Sullivan for a 7 yard touchdown. CVS answered back immediately on their first possession when receiver Kareem Chambers threw a 57 yard touchdown bomb to Isaiah Williams on a reverse option pass. The made two point conversion made the score 8-7 CVS.

Then after a Lane Tech punt, CVS had the ball on their own 40 yard line. After being helped by a 15 yard late hit penalty by Lane Offensive lineman Ed Cortez and after making it on to fourth down conversion attempts, CVS got to the Lane 34 yard line. The very next play, Williams found Larry Moore for a CVS touchdown that made the score 14-7 CVS with 9:04 remaining in the first half. Lane knotted the score on 14-14 when Matt Richard scored on a 1 yard quarterback sneak with 1:50 remaining in the half. CVS then threatened to break the 14-14 deadlock when CVS quickly marched down to the Lane Tech 5 yard line with seven seconds remaining in the first half, helped by a 15 yard defensive pass interference play and a 25 yard pass gave CVS possession on the Lane Tech 5 yard line. But a CVS delay of game penalty pushed CVS back to their 10 yard line and the Lane defense held to keep the score knotted at 14 at the half.

Lane started the fireworks in the second half, when Lane running back William Moorehead (18 carries 109 yards, 2 TD's) ran right up the middle of the field to score on a 21 yard run with 7:56 remaining in the third quarter. CVS went ahead 22-21 when Willie Ward (2 TD's) caught an 18 yard pass from Williams with 2:36 remaining in the third quarter.

Lane was first to strike in the fourth quarter when Richards made a startling 14 yard pass reception up the middle to Fuad Salami (3 receptions, 83 yards, 2 TD's). After a made two point conversion, Lane was ahead 29-22. That lead lasted only until the next play when Williams found receiver Brian Piscascio streaking the sidelines and connect a touchdown bomb to him for a 59 yard reception that put CVS ahead 30-29 with 10:36 remaining in the game. But Lane answered back when Richard found Salami again for a 35 yard touch down reception. This was very surprising because Salami is a receiver that is rarely thrown to and thus both receptions (3) and touchdowns (2) are season highs for him. Lane thought they had the game in the bag after Lane Defensive lineman Steve Samovsky recovered a fumble on the CVS 11 yard line and William Moorehead plunged into the end zone for a 6 yard touchdown run that put the Indians ahead 45-30 with 2:00 remaining in the game. At that point, the Lane cheerleaders, dancing squad, and the father of Lane linebacker Brandon Carter, began singing the "Na Na Na" good bye song.

The Lane side felt the game was over. But their singing quickly ended on the next CVS possession. That is when Isaiah Williams flexed his muscles and showed why he is one of the top Quarterbacks in the state if not the nation when he connected with Piscascio for a 51 yard bomb that pulled CVS with 7 with 1:30 left in the game. Then after recovering an onside kick. Williams found Willie Ward for a 41 yard touchdown pass with 1:26 left in the game. CVS decided to go for the 2 point conversion to win the game. They decided to put the ball in the hand of the star, Isaiah Williams. He went for the run himself but was stopped just short of the goal line by a swarm on Lane defenders to seal the victory for Lane 45-44.

Next week, Lane(5-2) will play the Curie Condors at Rockne stadium to decide the champion of the Public league Illini-Redbird Conference,

by Neil Hernandez


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School Facts

Football Enrollment:

Chicago Public, Illini (Prairie State)


School Colors:
Navy Blue/Gold


Head Coach:
Charles Chambers

Last Season's Record:

First Varsity Season:

Past Player Watch
-Dick Butkus
-Chris Zorich

School Related Links:
-CVS (official)

2006 Schedule

8/25 7:00 H
Chicago (Hyde Park) 2007.00
@ Gately Stadium
9/2 3:00 H
Chicago (Carver) 1029.60
@ Gately Stadium
9/10 12:00 H
Chicago (Hope) 1433.85
@ Gately Stadium
9/16 7:00 @
*Chicago (Morgan Park) 2112.00
@ Gately Stadium
9/21 7:00 H
*Chicago (Julian) 1959.00
@ Gately Stadium
9/30 3:00 @
*Chicago (Dunbar) 1627.00
@ Gately Stadium
10/7 3:00 @
*Chicago (Hubbard) 1675.00
@ Stagg Stadium
10/13 7:00 H
*Chicago (Simeon) 1638.00
@ Gately Stadium

2005 Schedule

8/26 12:00 H
Chicago (Agricultural Science) 970.20
@ Gately Stadium
9/1 7:00 H
Chicago (Simeon) 1572.00
@ Gately Stadium
9/11 3:00 @
Chicago (Robeson) 1253.00
@ Stagg Field
9/17 3:00 @
*Chicago (Steinmetz) 2345.00
@ Hanson Stadium
9/24 3:00 @
*Chicago (Curie) 5022.60
@ Rockne Stadium
9/30 3:30 H
*Chicago (Mather) 2023.00
@ Gately Stadium
10/8 3:00 H
*Chicago (Lane Tech) 7279.80
@ Gately Stadium
10/14 3:30 @
*Chicago (Young) 3103.65
@ Hanson Stadium

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