East St. Louis @ Simeon- Saturday
Phillips vs Fenwick
These are games which will have media from all over and high school football fans will be keeping a big eye on.
Simeon vs East St Louis. Both of these programs have storied histories. But East St. Louis has been much more successful statewide over the years. I know East St. Louis has some studs on their team and has a history and all that, but I love the momentum going on at Simeon. I am going on a limb and say right now that I would not be surprised if Simeon wins this game by 14 points.
Phillips is state ranked. The Tribune has them ranked ahead of St. Rita, Joliet Catholic, and Maine South. Fenwick is not ranked. I don't care. Last year, I saw catholic school Carmel go into Phillips field and hand Phillips their only regular season loss. Much hype has been on the fact that Quayvon Skanes(sr, WR) will be the starting QB for Phillips. I am sure he will do well running the ball and handing it off. But Fenwick has a defense that is capable of stopping a running game and Fenwick did beat Carmel last year where Phillips could not. Still, I like Phillips in this game but I don't see it a runaway game.