FVC rivals: The top 5 Prairie Ridge vs. Cary-Grove games of all-time
Purdue guard Shane Evans should have been in a celebratory mood on the afternoon of Nov. 4, 2017, since the Boilermakers had just beaten Illinois, 29-10. But the text from his father, Matt, who was attending the Class 6A second-round playoff game between Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove, was disconcerting. “It said, ‘Cary-Grove up,’ – whatever the score was – ’50 seconds left,’ ” said Evans, a 2014 Prairie Ridge graduate. “I looked at my phone and threw it in my locker. You can imagine what I said.” Evans went to shower, figuring the Wolves’ 24-game winning streak and shot at back-to-back Class 6A state titles was about to end at the hands of their rival. He could hardly believe what he saw when he returned to his locker.