The opening week of the 2018 high school football season is finally upon us, and there were some notable matchups happening across the area Friday night. Nearly every team in the Sun-Times’ Super 25 rankings took the field, with the others set to play their games by the end of the weekend.
The biggest matchup saw No. 4 Maine South roll past No. 9 Glenbard West with a 35-14 victory in Park Ridge. The Hawks have brought back nine players from a talented defense and handled an immediate test in Week 1 against the Hilltoppers, who also boast an impressive defense this season.
No. 13 Naperville Central, led by returning star quarterback Payton Thorne, was knocked off by No. 17 Hinsdale Central in another thrilling matchup of Super 25 teams. The Red Devils hung on for a 35-34 victory.
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Sun-Times high school football stories:
- The Top 10 quarterbacks
- The Top 10 running backs
- The Top 10 receivers
- The Top 10 defensive players
- The Super 25 teams for 2018
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