Schurz football was a pleasant surprise as they finished this fall with a rare state playoff appearance and a 2nd place finish in the Chicago Big Shoulders conference ahead of Taft and Steinmetz.(Wells Park Bulldog photo).
I can't help but notice the 5-1 start of the Schurz basketball team. The Bulldogs are led by balanced scoring from Charles Bates(6-1,155lbs, G, Sr), Chazz Jackson(5-11, 190lbs, F, Sr) and Deven Weathers(5-7,160lbs, G, sr). Weathers played on the Schurz football team where he led the team with 655 receiving yards.
Current White-North Boys Basketball Standings
1. Northside Prep 4-0
2. Schurz 5-1
3. Mather 2-2
4. Prosser 2-3
5. Amundsen 0-0
6. Lake View 0-2
We will know if Schurz will be a major player in the White-North (the basketball equivalent of the Chicago Big Shoulders in football) in the next two games. They open conference play against an improved Mather team next Friday. Mather has super sophomore Travon Bell(so, 6-1, 156lbs) and have already beaten Fenton. The following week Schurz faces off against conference leader Northside Prep and high scoring guard Spencer Foley(jr, 36 ppg).