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Prep Destination of the Week

Matt Rodewald's Football Round-up

Updated 1:53 PM CDT, Fri, Jan 13, 2012


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Saturday, November 27

Marmion Academy Cadets (12-1) vs. Rockford Boylan Titans (13-0)

Class 6A Championship 

Location: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL

Directions: I-57 South, Neil St. Exit, South to Kirby, East to Stadium

Time: 1pm

Landmarks: University of Illinois

Friday, November 19

#6 Montini Broncos (10-2) @ #1 Kaneland Knights (12-0), Sat 5pm

47W326 Keslinger Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151

Directions: I-88, US 30, Rt. 47, Keslinger Rd

Parking: Southeast of the field, plenty of it

Gas: Rt. 47 & Nebraska, 4 miles away (Mobil) 

KHS: biggest home game in school history


Friday, November 12

 #4 Homewood-Flossmoor (9-2) @ #9 Naperville North (8-3)

899 N. Mill St. Naperville, IL 60563

Directions: 1-88, Naperville Rd., Ogden Ave, Mill St.

Parking: North and East of the field

Gas: Ogden Ave. and River Rd. (Mobile)

Rematch! '94 6A State Final, '07 8A Semifinals

Vikings were just 1-9 in '09, worst season in 40 years

Friday, November 5

#7 Sandburg Eagles (8-2) @ #2 Lyons Lions (9-1)

4900 Willow Springs Rd, Western Springs, IL 

Directions: I-294, Ogden Ave., Gilbert Ave.

Parking: NE of the school, huge parking lot

Gas: 47th & Willow Springs (Shell)

Note: Lyons Township is looking for first quarterfinal appearance in 27 years

Friday, October 29

#10 Fremd Vikings (5-4) at #7 Evanston Wildkits (6-3)

1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston, IL

Directions: NW Hwy, Dempster St., Dodge Ave.

Parking is at a premium. South of field, small lot east of the school

Gas: Golf & McCormick (Citgo)

Notes: Wildkits first playoff game since 2003. Vikings have won five straight 1st road games

Friday, October 22 

Wilmington (8-0) at Sandwich (8-0)

515 E. Lions Rd, Sandwich, IL

Directions: Route 47, US 34, Dayton St., Lions Rd

Parking: East of the field, lot and practice fields

Gas: Church (US 34) and Green (Mobil)

Best season in Sandwich school history

Friday, October 15

Lake Forest (5-2) at #15 Vernon Hills (7-0)

145 N. Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL

Directions: Townline Rd, south at Fairway Dr.

Parking: School lot, north of the field

Gas: Townline Rd west of Fairway (Mobil)

Cougars outscored opponents 310-0.

Friday, October 8

#3 Glenbard West (6-0) at #16 York (6-0)

355 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst, IL

Directions: Crescent Blvd. St. Charles Rd. (6 miles)

Parking: School lot, north of field

Gas: St. Charles and Villa (Shell)

Dukes 6-0 (first time since 1942)

Friday, October 1

#18 Stevenson (5-0) at #4 Lake Zurich (5-0)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

300 Church St., Lake Zurich, IL

Directions: Half Day Rd, Main St., Church St.

Parking: North and west, limited space

Gas: Rand and Ela (Mobil)

"The Cannon" rivalry trophy 1964-1982


Friday, September 24

#24 Minooka (4-0) at Plainfield South (4-0)
Time: 7 p.m.

7800 W. Caton Farm Rd, Plainfield, IL 60544

Directions: I-55, RT 59, Caton Farm

Parking: North of the field, plenty of room

Gas: Rt 59 & Caton Farm (BP)

Note: "cat-related" mascots in Plainfield


Friday, September 17

Marist Redhawks (3-0) at Mishawaka Cavemen (4-0)

Time: 6 p.m.

1202 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Toll Rd, IN - 331 (Exit 83), South to Lincolnway

Parking: west of school, two block walk

Gas: north of Toll Rd interchange

Notes: It's a 2 hour drive from Marist To Mishawaka ($2.50 with I-Pass).


 Friday, September 10

DeKalb (2-0) vs. Sycamore (2-0) at NIU

Time: 7:30 PM

1364 N. Stadium Dr., DeKalb, IL 60115

Parking: plenty

Gas: Annie Glidden Rd & Route 38

Stat: DHS: just one 3-win season since 1989


Friday, September 3

Game #1

Time: 4 p.m.

#23 Maine South @ #1 W-W South

1993 Tiger Trail, Wheaton, IL 60189

Parking: neighborhood to the east

Gas: Route 56 & Route 53

Game #2

Time: 7:30 p.m.

#6 Lincoln-Way East @ Wheaton North

1 Falcon Way, Wheaton, IL 60187

Parking: northeast of the school

Gas: Gary Ave & Geneva Rd

Establishment: Wheaton Bowl


Friday, August 27

IHSA: #22 Cary-Grove @ Crystal Lake Central

45 W. Franklin St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Parking: north and east

Gas: US 14 & McHenry

Establishment: Brink Street


Friday, August 20

Indiana Class 5A: #5 Merrillville @ #1 Warren Central

9500 E. 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46229-2099

Parking lot: east and west of the field

Gas: 21st St. & Post Rd

Landmark: Monument Circle




Friday, November 12

First Published: Aug 23, 2010 6:57 AM CDT

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