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  1. Football picks: State semifinals

    Mike Grimala

    State football playoffs Semifinal picks Class LL Xavier (11-0) vs. Norwalk (9-1) Saturday, 2 p.m., at West Haven If Norwalk scores two touchdowns, I would be a bit surprised. That's how well Xavier's defense is playing right now. XAVIER 32,...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  2. 2011 final football rankings: Bolingbrook rules

    Mike Grimala

    After a playoff run that saw the top two teams lose in the early rounds, Bolingbrook emerged as the undisputed No. 1 football team in Illinois. The Raiders used one of the best defenses in recent memory, along with star quarterback Aaron Bailey, t...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  3. Football preview: Sectional semis

    Mike Grimala

    The Game: No. 2 Carmel (9-1) at No. 10 Lawrence Central (9-1) Friday, 7 p.m. The Players: Carmel - The Lawrence Central defense has no choice but to load up against Carmel RB Jalen Duncan, but that should leave opportunities for Greyhounds' QB ...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  4. Week 8 football: Mount Carmel vs. St. Rita

    Mike Grimala

    The best game of the week looks to be Mount Carmel vs. St. Rita, as the squads renew one of the state's most entertaining rivalries. Both are defense-first teams that like to control the ball with the running game, and this figures to be a smashmouth...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  5. Week 9 football: Carmel vs. Ben Davis

    Mike Grimala

    No. 2 Carmel and No. 3 Ben Davis have a lot in common. Both feature explosive offenses that lean toward favoring the run, both teams have athletic defenses that thrive on the big play, and both teams are 7-1 (with each of the losses coming at the han...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  6. Week 4 rankings: Big plays on D fuel No. 1 Everett

    Mike Grimala

    Quarterback Jonathan DiBiaso threw four touchdown passes, but it was the Everett defense that keyed the Crimson Tide's 34-21 win over Barnstable on Saturday. The No. 1 Tide forced a pair of red-zone turnovers in sealing the win. First, junior Jal...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  7. Nick LaSpada breaks down film

    Mike Grimala

    Billerica senior QB Nick LaSpada was nice enough to sit down with ESPNHS over the summer and watch game footage from the 2010 season as part of our Film Room series. He pointed out some of the subtleties that go into reading defenses and making good ...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  8. Got Game: Karl Sery

    Mike Grimala

    Player: Karl Sery School: Hudson Sport: Football The Word: Sery might be the best running back outside of Eastern Mass, and he's even better on defense. Last year, the 5-foot-10 185-pounder ran for 1,430 yards and 18 touchdowns while leading Hudso...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  9. Got Game: Karl Sery

    Mike Grimala

    Name: Karl Sery School: Hudson Sport: Football The Word: Sery might be the best running back outside of Eastern Mass, and he's even better on defense. Last year, the 5-foot-10, 185-pounder ran for 1,430 yards and 18 touchdowns while leading Hudson...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  10. Got Game: Vontrell Williams & Derrick Bryant

    Mike Grimala

    Name: Vontrell Williams & Derrick Bryant School: Mount Carmel Sport: Football The Word: Mount Carmel is relying on its defense to win games this season, and Williams and Bryant combine to make that a good plan. Williams, a 6-foot-2 270-pound d...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  11. Griffey proves he's hard to stop

    Mike Grimala

    Push him around all you want - no defense can stop Lafayette's Tyler Griffey from putting up big numbers

    Story | Conversation | October 16, 2008
  12. Beard is Mr. Do Everything for Schaumburg

    Mike Grimala

    Schaumburg will rely on senior Josh Beard for scoring, defense and leadership this season, but the do-it-all star is used to the role by now

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2008
  13. Underclassmen All-America Lacrosse Classic

    Mike Grimala

    Baltimore girls ride defense to underclassmen championship.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2008
  14. Chicago's Drummond has all the tools

    Mike Grimala

    With speed, size and smarts, Morgan Park defensive end Craig Drummond has all the tools at his disposal -- and all the schools knocking down his door.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2008