The football playoffs are getting more intense, with the Hawks facing off against the Carol Stream school.
The undefeated Maine South Hawks (11-0-0-) football team will play the Glenbard North (10-1-0) Panthers Saturday in Class 8A quarterfinals at 1 p.m. in Carol Stream. The Hawks have had a great season, most recently beating Conant, of Hoffman Estates, in the second playoff game last Saturday. But the Chicago Tribune called Glenbard North the Hawks' "toughest challenge." Earlier: Hawks Reach 8A Quarter Finals with 27-13 Win If the Hawks win, they'll face off in the semifinals against the winner of the Loyola Academy-Palatine game. Watch for updates from the game! Like Patch on Facebook for news, conversation, fun
Maine South avoids falling in the second round for a second year in a row, and continues their undefeated trend into the class 8A quarterfinals by beating Conant Saturday afternoon at Wilson Field.
After a dominating win against Lane Tech in the first round of IHSA playoffs, the Maine South Hawks looked to soar their way past the eighth seeded Conant and into the quarterfinals. Their path did not come easily, as the Cougars held the Hawks scoreless until the second quarter, along with a few hiccups throughout the game. Like Niles-Morton Grove Patch on Facebook for news, conversation At 4:49 in the first quarter a controversial fumble call set the tone for the rest of the game. Hawks quarterback Matt Alviti was tackled by Cougars Tim Manczko near the 15 yard line and was ruled a fumble. After talking with the other referees and hearing yells from the coaches, the call was then reversed, but the Hawks still could not convert the …