On paper, I thought the Raby vs Morris football game was going to be a complete Morris blowout. After all, Morris has one of the most storied football programs in the area. Raby, on the other hand is a relatively new CPS school. After Raby's close 19-6 loss to Morris in the first round, I'm starting to believe that Raby is for real.
Raby kept the game close despite turning the ball over 4 times and having some crazy things happen like a 7 yard punt.
I know Raby did not win the game, but they made the Morris team earn this victory. Many, myself included thought it was going to be a running clock game.
This game definitely changed my look on Al Raby football. Raby, is now a program not to take lightly anymore. Schools like Morgan Park, Hubbard, Simeon, and Robeson have already risen their football profile. This year, due to the state playoff performances of King and now Al Raby, those schools may soon be joining their ranks.
"I know they have won a state championship. We see them up at Bolingbrook during the summer. We have played 7-on-7 against them. But the thing that puts us behind the 8-ball is the fact we only have 560 kids," he said. "But since we are a non-boundary school, the state has put us in with a 1.5 multiplier, so our enrollment is counted as 833. We really should be in Class 2A or 3A." - said Raby coach D'Angelo Dereef.