Cary-Grove Trojans football team on Saturday afternoon beat rivals Crystal Lake Central Tigers in a close quarterfinals game, 7-0.
The Cary-Grove Trojans will be advancing in the Illinois High School Association's varsity football playoffs. In a very close game on Saturday afternoon in Cary, the Trojans beat cross-district rival, the Crystal Lake Central Tigers, 7-0. Fans from both schools packed the spectator stands, and many onlookers watched from outside the field. The Trojans and Tigers were neck and neck most of the game. A couple turnovers in the fourth quarter presented the Tigers with an opportunity to tie it up, but they were unable to advance the ball. The Trojans will play next weekend in Lake Forest for a semifinal game. Congratulations to the Trojans, and congratulations to the Tigers on a great season!
It was standing-room only Friday night as the CLS Gators welcomed cross-town rivals, the CL Tigers to their field.
The weather was warm, the moon was full (although partly hidden behind the clouds), and the stands were packed with fans eager for a good Friday night football game. The evening began with the sophomore squads from Crystal Lake South and Crystal Lake Central competing. The match was somewhat close, but the South Gators won by a score of 14-7. Then, the big boys took to the Ken Bruhn Field. Both teams had hundreds of fans, many painted green or orange from head to toe. Some onlookers were armed with horns, and others made noise the old-fashioned way- screaming and cheering. The Crystal Lake South marching band, color guard and poms gave a great performance, even playing the Tigers school song in a good-will gesture to their cross-town …