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2007 Schedule

8/26 7:00 N
Chicago (Simeon)
@ Soldier Field
8/31 7:30 @
Chicago (DeLaSalle)
9/7 7:30 H
Chicago (Leo)
9/14 7:00 @
*Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
@ Gately Stadium Stadium
9/21 7:30 H
*New Lenox (Providence)
9/28 7:30 H
*Wilmette (Loyola Academy)
10/5 7:30 H
Oak Park (Fenwick)
10/12 7:30 @
*Chicago (Brother Rice)
10/20 1:00 @
Chicago (St. Francis de Sales)
@ Bishop Noll High School

#### = Football Enrollment
*Conference Game
Doyle Stadium

Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
BHS
7
7
0
6
20
SR
0
0
7
0
7

6A Semi Finals vs.Bloomington (HS)(13-0)
11/22/2003


Wade Weyer gets a Bloomington defender turned around on this play.

Northern Exposure

Chicago (Doyle Stadium) - The Purple Raiders of Bloomington made a trip up north on Saturday night and while it might not make up for last seasons State Finals loss, it no doubt gave the message that the Raiders can play with not only the teams from Chicagoland, but the Catholic Metro powerhouses as well.

While the Raiders didn't dominate the Mustangs like they did some of their Big 12 opponents, they still won a decisive victory. Which give them the right to play in Champaign against x-Catholic Metro conference team Mundelein (Carmel) in the 6A State Finals.

Both teams played strong on defense as the offensive unit on the field was forced to scratch for every yard they got. Only two play would get more than 20 yards the whole game. One of which was a 55 yard sprint by James Wade (sr. RB 5'8 175) to help put Bloomington up 14-0 with 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter.

Wade would help energize the Raider offense as he carried the ball 23 times for 198 yards and 2 TDs. The first TD was a 3 yard run on an option that was fumbled by Wade in the back field, before he had it bounce back in to his arms and broke a couple of tackles to get the score.

St. Rita's go to guy Wade Weyer (jr. RB 5'10 180) had 33 carries for 132 yards, but would only get into the endzone after being put in at punt return late in the third quarter and returning it for a 40 yard TD.

Rita may have helped beat themselves as late in the game several penalties, fumbles and 3 interception, one by back up QB Michael Kafka (jr. 6'3 185) was picked off at the 4 yard line of Bloomington by Donald Brown (jr. DB 5'7 151), started to add up. Had Rita been able to score on that possession, the game would have been tied at 14.

Defensive back Adrian Arrington (jr. 6' 170) had what could be the play of the game. As the clock was winding down at 2:38 left in the game the Mustangs went for it on 4th & 4 from their own 11, only to have Arrington jump over the indented receiver and knock the ball down.

Justin Harrison (sr. RB/LB 5'10 205) would give the Raiders some insurance that was better than State Farm with a 6 yard TD run a few plays later to put Bloomington up for good, 20-7.

by Vincent Johnson

 

 

 

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Team Accomplishments

State Champs
2006 7A, 1978 5A

Runner up
None

Semifinals
2006 7A, 2003 6A, 2001 7A, 1978 5A

Prep Bowl
1977 Champs
1976 Runner-up
1971 Champs
1970 Champs
1963 Champs

Conference Champs
Chicago Catholic (Blue)
2006*, 2003, 2002*

*co-champs

School Facts

Enrollment:
2491.50

Conference:
Chicago Catholic (Blue)

Class:
7A

Colors:
Red/White

Nickname:
Mustangs

Head Coach:
Tod Kuska

Last Season's Record:
13-1

First Varsity Season:
1969

Past Player Watch
-Ahmad Merritt
-Dennis Lick (1972)
-Tony Simmons
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School Related Links:
-St. Rita HS (Official)

2006 Schedule

8/26 7:00 H
Chicago (Hubbard) 1675.00
@ Soldier Field
9/1 7:30 H
Chicago (St. Ignatius) 2245.65
@ St. Rita
9/9 1:30 @
*Oak Park (Fenwick) 1907.40
@ Morton H.S.
9/15 7:30 H
*Chicago (DeLaSalle) 1867.80
9/22 7:30 @
*New Lenox (Providence) 1775.40
9/29 7:30 H
*Chicago (Brother Rice) 3923.70
10/7 1:30 @
*Wilmette (Loyola Academy) 2554.20
10/13 7:30 H
*Chicago (Mt. Carmel) 2442.00
10/21 1:00 @
River Grove (Guerin) 1140.15

2005 Schedule

8/26 7:30 H
Burbank (St. Laurence) 2115.30
9/3 3:00 @
Chicago (St. Ignatius) 2209.35
9/9 7:30 H
*Oak Park (Fenwick) 1900.80
9/17 1:30 @
*Chicago (DeLaSalle) 1897.50
9/23 7:30 H
*New Lenox (Providence) 1786.95
9/30 7:30 @
*Chicago (Brother Rice) 3798.30
10/7 7:30 H
*Wilmette (Loyola Academy) 3403.95
10/15 7:00 @
*Chicago (Mt. Carmel) 2458.50
@ Gately Stadium
10/21 7:30 H
River Grove (Guerin) 1242.45

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