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Coach Big Pete's IHSA Games Of The Week For Week 7 2023 Also Scouting Notes & Playoff Outlook

We are now with 1/3 season left. 3 games left that could make and break a season for teams that were dreaming of chasing a title in summer days of camp. Alot of 2-win teams that need to win out and get a shot at the playoffs with playoff points. Alot of scoreboard watching and IHSAFOOTBALL.COM visiting for score watching these coming weeks. Edwardsville vs Belleville East is the big matchup in the Southern Illinois for Week 7. Boylan taking on Harlem along with Blevidere North vs Hononegah are the big games up in the Northern Illinois in that NIC-10 Conference. Coal City takes on Wilmington in somewhat seen as the championship game in the ICE. Du-Pec tries to recoup against a tough NUIC opponent in Fulton. Wethersfield takes on undefeated Farmington that could be a challenge for the Farmers. ICCP tries to seek a win against a legendary giant in Loyola Academy after an upset loss to St. Francis. Lincoln Way West challenges Bradley Bourbonnais trying to catch up to juggernaut East. Murphysboro is still shining and undefeated taking a tough Harrisburg team and their punishing running attack. St. Francis riding high after an upset of ICCP takes on a dominating trench team in St. Rita. Washington challenges an undefeated Dunlap that looks to keep the streak going. York with zero losses takes on Glenbard West team that found their groove back and looking to pull the shocker. In Chicago we have an epic battle of rivals between Kenwood with Lightfoot back taking on a title chasing Morgan Park squad.

Again, IHSA Football players make sure I have your game film - send VIA DM on Twitter or email Also make sure every Friday night after the game I get your stats (I'm looking for the IHSA Player of the Night). Please Coaches and Players make sure that I have your game film from that week so I can send it out.




Mount Carmel, Seneca, Loyola Academy, Lincoln Way East, Rochester, Johnston City, Camp Point Central, Lena-Winslow, Edwardsville, Maroa-Forsyth, Normal Community, Geneva, Sesser-Valier, Prairie Ridge, Lincoln Park, Kankakee, Farmington, Morris, Barrington, Payton, Central Catholic, Hononeogah, Casey-Westfield, Dixon, York, DuQuoin, Forreston, Roxana, Hersey, Knoxville, LeRoy, Morton, Shelbyville, Maine West, Morris, Quincy, Stark County, Momence, Sullivan, Morrison, Glenbard South, Antioch Right Now 6-0

Teams That Have Sparked My Curiosity For Week 7

ICCP, Coal City, Harlem, Morgan Park, Maine West, St. Francis, Sterling, Shelbyville, Belleville East, Fulton, Dwight, St. Rita, Casey-Westfield, Peotone, Hersey, Antioch


Coach Big Pete's Top 5 Recruit Risers For Week 6 2023

(Talking With College Coaches/Scouts)

1. Keylan LaGrant LB/ER East St. Louis ER/LB Class Of 2025

2. Vontae Clark RB Glenbard South Class Of 2025

3. Jacob Witt WR Huntley Class Of 2024

4. Daryle Jones ATH Centralia Class Of 2024

5. Gage Dunker ATH Lena-Winslow Class Of 2024

Coach Big Pete Class Of 2025 Top 5 Spotlight Names Most Impressive Growth

Charlie Cruse Downers Grove North Athlete 6'1 185 - Charlie has been a present surprise wherever he is need. His defensive skills are quite impressive and ability to read plays on the fly are what made be more of believer in Charlie for this season on the defensive side of the ball. He stays in his assignment reads the QB eyes and makes a quick reaction. Improved route and running and ability to sell his route are what make Charlie special on the offensive side of the ball.

Tyler Fortis Maine South Defensive Tackle 6'3 268 - Tyler has been one of the top performing defensive tackles in the state of Illinois. Even when asked to perform duties on 3-man front, Tyler has performed well at his end spot. Overall grasp on his responsibilities and ability to close gaps is what makes him more special than others. His bump and rush technique are what set him apart.

Garrett Reese Nazareth Athlete 6'3 175 - Garrett has been on fire lately and his coverage skills have improved the most. Overall hip tracing has great and makes the plays with no hesitation. Hands on the offensive side of the ball have improved. Top 10 most improved recruit for 2025 and just overall growth. I have never seen recruit grow in pure natural talent like Garrett in my 7 years of covering Illinois recruits.

Myles Green De La Salle DB 6'1 180 - Quick feet and natural knack for getting the ball is what makes Mr. Green a can't miss recruit. Overall ability to make plays on the fly and on-filed IQ is what set him apart. Route running on the offensive side of the ball have improved.

Donovan Robinson Loyola Academy DB 6'3 200 - One of the fastest rising recruits in the state of Illinois that you need to know about. Ability to box out opposing WRs in their routes is what makes Donovan a national recruit. He doesn't guess like most young safeties; he anticipates and reads the plays. One of the fast-rising recruits in the Midwest.

Teams That Need To Win This Week For Week 7

Streator, Nazareth, Christ The King, Arcola, Addison Trail, Aurora East, Bolingbrook, Cahokia, Chester, Salem, Galena, Macomb, Wheaton North, Hillsboro, Bartlett, Lockport, Taylorville, Reed Custer, Simeon, Neuqua Valley, Hall

This Weekend Will Be Rocking In The Chicago Public League

Morgan Park vs Kenwood

Simeon vs Phillips

Westinghouse vs Lane Tech

Taft vs Amundsen

IHSA 2023 Playoff Outlook For Week 7


Wins are the most important playoff selection criterion. Opponents' wins are used to break ties.

* indicates a school that has either chosen to play up or has been moved up by the success adjustment.

"Bid" indicates teams that have already clinched a playoff spot (but remember, the team's final class is not determined until the end of the season).

Bids: R = conference representative/champion; C = clinched playoff berth (6+ wins)

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