Sunday, November 25, 2012
It was a defensive battle in the Class 7A state football championship, with Glenbard West defeating Lincoln-Way East, 10-8. Check out the video highlights for the top plays of the game.
There wasn't much scoring in the Class 7A state championship game Saturday night, but there was no shortage of exciting plays as Glenbard West topped Lincoln-Way East, 10-8. Check out the video highlights above and read more of Patch's coverage from the game: STATE CHAMPS! Glenbard West 'D' Stops L-W East Cold VIDEO: Hayden Carlson's Big Hit on Lincoln-Way QB Helps Nab Championship Win 7A Football: L-W East's Corbett Shines in Title-Game Setback Dream Matchup: Glenbard West vs. Lincoln-Way East See a full box score for statistics and drive summaries on IHSA.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Glenbard West 10, Lincoln-Way East 8: Henry Haeffner's first-half passing helped the Hilltoppers build an early lead and their defense stopped the Griffins time and again in the second half.
The 7A state football championship came down to the final second, but it ended like it started for Lincoln-Way East and quarterback Tom Fuessel. He was battered by the tough Glenbard West defense to end the game. His counterpart—Henry Haeffner—completed 10-of-13 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown in Glenbard West’s 10-8 victory over Lincoln-Way East. Haeffner stole the offensive spotlight in the title game at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Haeffner threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Nathan Marcus with 2:30 left in the first quarter. Hayden Lekacz added a 27-yard field goal as the Hilltoppers (14-0) extended their lead to 10-0 at halftime. See a full box score for statistics and drive summaries on IHSA. Glenbard West turned to its defense…
Friday, November 23, 2012
If you can't make the trip to Champaign this weekend, here's where to watch the game and find live updates.
Lincoln-Way East and Glenbard West battle Saturday in the Class 7A Illinois state football championship game. Whether you can make it to the game or not, here's the information you need to cheer on your team. 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Tickets are $10. Driving directions From Frankfort: I-57 south to I-74 east From Glen Ellyn: I-355 south to I-80 east to I-57 south to I-74 east Can't make the drive to Champaign on Saturday? The game will be broadcast on TV, Internet and radio. Television: Comcast will air the game live (find your channel). Internet: The game will be live-streamed on IHSA.tv and ESPN3.com. Radio: You can also listen live on WJOL-1340 AM in Joliet or hear the station's online broadcast. It…
The Class 7A Illinois football championship is a game two years in the making. After Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East were upset as favorites in 2011, they found their way back in 2012.
I could have written this column last year. After all, Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East were destined to meet in the Class 7A state championship game. They were both 9-0 heading into the playoffs, were ranked Nos. 2 and 4 in state by The Chicago Tribune and were on opposite sides of the 7A bracket, ensuring a likely showdown between the Hilltoppers and the Griffins. Then, in the second round of the 2011 playoffs, the offenses (which both averaged 38 points per game heading into that round) sputtered. Lake Zurich topped Glenbard West, 10-3, while Wheaton-Warrenville South blanked East 7-0. Keep talking about the game on Facebook: Frankfort Patch / Glen Ellyn Patch / Mokena Patch While there were many upsets last season, "Even more …