Pregame: York Takes On Willowbrook at Home Friday
If rankings are any indication, York (0-2) is favored to beat Willowbrook (1-1).
York High School is headed into the third week of the football season tonight without a win—not an enviable position. The Dukes lost their home opener to Rolling Meadows 42-0, and were defeated in Darien by Hinsdale South the following week, 49-21.
Willowbrook High School (Villa Park) won't have the comfort of its home turf Friday, Sept. 7, but it starts Week 3 with a 1-1 record. The Warriors defeated Glenbard East in a nail-biter 42-41 in their first game Aug. 24, but lost to Glenbard West the following week 49-7.
This week, the Duke's are hoping the third time's a charm, especially with home field advantage in this non-conference game. The Dukes' state ranking is higher than Willowbrook's, according to MaxPreps, which has them at #178 and #342, respectively. York slipped 93 points since the season began, according to MaxPreps.
Friday's game will begin at 7:30 p.m. at York's Clarence D. East Field, southwest corner of St. Charles and Spring Road in Elmhurst.
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On Sept. 14, York takes on Oak Park-River Forest (2-0) in Oak Park for its first conference game this season. We'll have an embedded live-stream broadcast of that game courtesy of High School Cube, so be sure to check back here next week.
Here's a look at the rest of York's season:
|Sept. 14||7:30||A||Oak Park-River Forest High School|
|Sept. 21||7:30||H||Proviso West High School (Hillside)|
|Sept. 28||7:30||H||Downers Grove North High School|
|Oct. 6||7:30||A||Lyons Township High School (La Grange)|
|Oct. 12||7:30||H||Glenbard West High School (Glen Ellyn)|
|Oct. 19||7:30||A||Hinsdale Central High School|