Davion Belk(sr- center) and Whitney Young will be part of the Pre-Season Prep Bowl at Soldier Field for the first time. They will be playing neighborhood rival St. Ignatius. I love this game. Both are college prep schools, both are within one mile apart in the near west side of Chicago, and both are fierce rivals in almost every sport. The two face each other in so many sports for the road downstate. This is the first time - as far as I know - the two will be facing each other off in football. Whitney Young will always be a basketball school, but their football program has hung in there and has managed to stay in the competitive Illini- conference. St. Ignatius has a building football program that is still relatively new, having only introduced football as a sport at St. Ignatius only a few years ago.
The Pre-Season Prep-Bowl will be held opening day of the high school football season on Friday, August 26, 2011. The game pits Catholic League powers against Public League powers. Below is the schedule
Game 1: 2:30pm - Simeon vs Mt Carmel
Game 2: 5:15pm - Morgan Park vs. Providence
Game 3: 8:00pm - Whitney Young vs. St. Ignatius
The IHSA will release official football schedules this Wednesday.