Jonathon Stokes(sr, RB) and North Lawndale came up with one of its biggest wins in program history with a 45-13 win over Hubbard. The win is NLCP's first win as an Illini conference participant and after this win they seem to be on good footing on staying in the Illini.
So much to talk about after an exciting 2nd week of conference play for the Chicago Conference and opening week of conference play for Illini conference. Here is my take on just some of the big wins (and devastating losses).
Bogan 20 Harlan 7
Previously winless Bogan did not score more than 6 points in all of its games so far this year. Their 20 points were more than enough to beat a Harlan team that is suddenly struggling.
Roosevelt 46 Foreman 7
Surprisingly large margin of victory from a previously winless Roosevelt team that I picked in the pre-season to finish near the bottom of the Chicago Big Shoulders.
Lincoln Park 28 Schurz 7
This maybe the most eye opening result of the entire week. Schurz was my pre-season Big Shoulder favorite and came into this game undefeated with three straight shutouts. Meanwhile, Lincoln Park lost 42-0 to Curie in week 2. This may be Lincoln Park's biggest win in years and puts them tied with Taft for first place in conference.
Solorio 46 Agriculture Science 6
I did not expect this running clock win over previously undefeated Agriculture Science.
Bowen 38 TEAM Englewood 0
The Bowen turnaround continues. Bowen is undefeated and already has more wins this year (4) than the past 3 seasons combined (3 wins total the last 3 years). Bowen and Solorio lead the Chicago Great Lakes conference but won't play until against each other until their last conference games.
CVS 20 Whitney Young 7
This is the win that may keep CVS in the Illini Red Bird. Meanwhile, Whitney Young's status in the Red Bird seems very tenuous as they still have to play Simeon, Dunbar, Curie, and Lane. A potentially devasting loss to a Whitney Young program that was hoping to make some noise this year.