Monday, November 26, 2012
The Griffins participated in a parade and ceremony after competing in the Class 7A state championship game.
Every game has a winner and a loser. It's a part of football, and it's a part of life. While the Lincoln-Way East High School Griffins did not win the Class 7A state championship title, they can hardly be called losers. They stepped out on that Memorial Stadium field as conference champions. They stepped out on that field 13-0. They gave all they had to give and then some more. They are definitely champions. After such a difficult loss, a parade may have been the last thing on the Griffins' minds. But the Lincoln-Way community was not going to let them hang their heads and sit at home. Local residents lined the streets with signs and cheered, giving their team a reason to smile. The team paraded down the streets of both Mokena and …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Lincoln-Way East didn't win the state championship game, but it was a great season regardless. The fans packed Memorial Stadium on Saturday night to cheer on the Griffins. Check out our photos and share your own.
Although Lincoln-Way East came up just short in the Class 7A state championship game, they fought until the final seconds and had a huge crowd of proud fans cheering them on. Check out our photos from the game, and share your own by clicking the "Add Photos & Video" button under our gallery. Want more photos? View our season-in-review gallery: PHOTOS: Relive L-W East's Winning Season 7A Championship: Lincoln-Way East Football Stopped by Glenbard D Video Highlights: Glenbard West Tops Lincoln-Way East for State Title 7A Football: L-W East's Corbett Shines in Title-Game Setback Dream Matchup: Glenbard West vs. Lincoln-Way East
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Every day this week Patch will profile a member of the Lincoln-Way East Griffins football team in honor of their upcoming participation in the State Championship.
Name: Brent Luchene Jersey: #41 Position: RB Grade: 12 What is the greatest strength of this year’s football team? Our defense is definitely the strongest part of our team, they lift up the offense whenever we make mistakes. What has been the highlight of this season so far? What is your best memory of the season? The best part of the season thus far was being on the field for the victory formation against Benet. What is the greatest challenge the team has faced this season? Mentally preparing for our next opponent and not looking ahead, as well as maintaining physical strength throughout the season. What would winning the state championship mean to you? It would be a dream come true for all of us, it’s the only way to end our four …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 37, Benet 13. The Griffins continue to roll in the playoffs and have a shot at a state championship next week.
A showdown for the ages is set for the Class 7A state championship. Lincoln-Way East (13-0) blew past Benet Academy 37-13 in the state semifinals and will face undefeated Glenbard West next week in the title game. Glenbard beat Lake Zurich earlier in the day, winning 19-13. The Griffin defense picked off Benet quarterback Jack Beneventi three times and held him to 9-of-28 passing. According to the Chicago Tribune, running back Nick Colangelo had 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Lincoln-Way East. Benet finishes the season 11-2, with its only other loss coming to St. Patrick. Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East will battle for the state championship at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. …
The Griffins (12-0) hit the road to play Benet (11-1). The game begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.
In Class 7A Lincoln-Way East (12-0) travel to Lisle to take on Benet Academy (11-1) in the semifinal playoff game. The game begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Benet Academy. Watch the game live with the embedded video above. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 40, Edwardsville 10. The Griffins remain undefeated and head to Benet for a semifinal game.
Lincoln-Way East football just keeps on rolling. The Griffins (12-0) won 40-10 over the No. 2 seed Edwardsville, continuing its dominant season. It was the Griffins' largest win of the playoffs this season, having previously won 47-22 against Plainfield Central and 24-14 over Providence Catholic. Next week, Lincoln-Way East will play its first game of the playoffs on the road. The Griffins travel to play Benet, which won Saturday on a last-second touchdown pass over Downers Grove North. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Griffins 24, Celtics 14. Lincoln-Way East continues its undefeated season in an area battle.
In the highly touted matchup between area powerhouses Lincoln-Way East and Providence Catholic, the Griffins defense dominated another game to push East to the Class 7A quarterfinals with a 24-14 win. East jumped out to an early lead and seemed to put the game away until Providence scored a couple of times late. Still, it wasn't enough to knock off the undefeated Griffins, who forced two safeties. Providence finishes the season at 8-3. Lincoln-Way East is 11-0 and will have another home game next week against No. 2 Edwardsville. If you missed the game, you can catch the replay on Comcast's CN100 Game of the Week. Read our Local Voices section for more information. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Friday, October 19, 2012
If you're a fan of the Griffins, this is the place to talk about your team and get the latest schedule and results.