The gymnasium at Downers Grove South High School burst with energy Friday morning as students celebrated their win in Prep Destination of the week.
NBC 5 News Today visited Downers Grove South to feature their IHSA football game against Brother Rice Friday night, after Facebook fans voted for them on our Prep Destination poll. Downers Grove South held a special pep assembly early Friday morning featuring a staff vs. student basketball game, and many other activities for the broadcast.
Brother Rice will travel to Downers Grove South on Friday night in IHSA Class 8A 2nd Round action. The Crusaders will be trying for its first appearance in the quarterfinals in three years, while the Mustangs are hoping to return to the 3rd round after a year absence.
This seasons' match up features a pair of dynamic running backs. Central Michigan recruit Martez Walker rushed for 183 yards and 3 touchdowns in Brother Rice's 35-14 win over Sandburg to become the school's single-season touchdown leader (19). Josh Williams collected 158 yards and a touchdown in a 37-24 win over Naperville North. For the season, he has picked up more than 2,000 yards on the ground.
After the game, look for highlights from Downers Grove on "High School Lites" on Comcast SportsNet. Also, check out the broadcast of Crystal Lake South at Carmel on Saturday at 12PM on CN 100.