Nazareth coach Tim Racki knew early on that Logan Malachuk was the future of his football program. And the junior quarterback has delivered on that promise – and now has led the Roadrunners to their second consecutive state championship game.
Jake Vrankovich scored 25 points and had 15 rebounds to help St. Charles East to a victory in Rob Klemm's first game as head coach.
Quarterback Logan Malachuk ran for two touchdowns, one in each half, Nazareth rushed for 227 yards as a team, and the Roadrunners built a 17-point lead and held off St. Francis 38-31 in a Class 5A semifinal to continue its improbable playoff ride and return to the state finals.
Luke Mailander had 10 catches for 204 yards as York held off Edwardsville 36-29 in the Class 8A quarterfinals Saturday afternoon.
Friday Night Drive reporter Chris Casey has live updates and scores from Saturday’s Edwardsville vs. York football game in the quarterfinals of the IHSA Class 8A playoffs
Logan Malachuk threw two touchdown passes and ran in a third as Nazareth dominated Glenbard South 41-0 in 5A's second round Saturday afternoon.
Friday Night Drive reporter Chris Casey has live updates and scores from Saturday’s Glenbard South vs. Nazareth football game in the second round of the IHSA Class 5A playoffs
Downers Grove North senior Noah Battle scored four touchdowns Friday and the Trojans forced five Kenwood turnovers in a dominant 42-13 win in a Class 7A playoff opener.
Alessio Milivojevic threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns, and St. Francis scored on its first four second-half possessions and went on to beat Nazareth 35-17, potentially keeping the defending Class 5A state champions out of the playoffs.
Wheaton Warrenville South recovers a fumble on the game’s first play from scrimmage as part of four forced turnovers, holds off Wheaton North 20-17 for their first win in the rivalry since 2019.
In his third at-bat of the day, RJ Bohr sliced the first pitch down the right field line for an RBI triple, fueling a 4-3 Batavia victory to win the Class 4A Geneva Regional championship.
Bailey Abbott scored an early goal Friday to help the Benet girls soccer team to a 4-0 win over Lemont in the Class 2A Nazareth Sectional championship.
Mackenzie Loomis provided the spark St. Charles East needed with a tying header off a corner kick midway through the second half, and the top-seeded Saints went on to rally past Schaumburg 2-1 in the Class 3A Conant Regional final.
Drew Surges' game-winning 2-point conversion run out of the wildcat in double overtime gave St. Charles North a dramatic 32-31 win over Batavia and the DuKane Conference championship.
Geneva held St. Rita to just three first half points led by a stellar defensive effort, but St. Rita used a couple of big plays in the second half for a 28-7 victory in a Class 7A second-round game.