Friday, November 16, 2012
On the eve of the Scouts' first semifinal playoff game in 34 years, Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch chats with Coach Chuck Spagnoli about the keys to beating Cary-Grove Saturday.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Your opponent, Cary-Grove, is undefeated (12-0) this season. Why are they so good? They are very good and balanced at every positon. There are not too many weaknesses that we can exploit. We have to understand what we are doing on each scheme and execute. Hopefully we can block and tackle. This is the first option team you have faced all season. How do you stop that type of offense? It creates assignment football for your guys. Not that they don't have assignments (in other games), but they are more defined and they have who they got. They can’t worry about who their guy is versus following the ball. It starts with their fullback (senior Eric Norberg, who has rushed for 1,933 yards and 23 touchdowns this season) and their quarterback (…
Monday, November 12, 2012
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!
Williams 7 sacks sparks Scouts to 31-19 victory against Notre Dame. This is the team the Cary-Grove Trojans will face on Saturday.
From Lake Forest Patch: Trent Williams rolled a seven to help send Lake Forest to the state semifinals in football for the first time. Williams recorded seven sacks Friday to spark the Lake Forest High School defense as the Scouts knocked off Notre Dame 31-19 Friday in the Class 6A quarterfinals in Niles. “It was all my defensive linemen and defensive backs that gave me time to get to the quaterback,” said Williams, who also wears the number seven. “I was just playing hard. That is what the coaches teach us to do and that’s what I did.” Lake Forest coach Chuck Spagnoli was excited for his team, which became the first in four attempts to make it to the semifinals. “Good for them,” Spagnoli said. “We are proud of them. Nobody knew in July …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Crystal Lake Central takes on Cary-Grove at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cary-Grove High School for the IHSA varsity football quarterfinals.
Two District 155 High School football teams have advanced to the Illinois High School Association's quarterfinals. Those two teams - Crystal Lake Central and Cary-Grove - face each other at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Nov. 10, at Cary-Grove High School, Cary. The Cary-Grove Trojans Varsity Football team (11-0) is undefeated this season. The Trojans beat the St. Patrick's Shamrocks, of Chicago, 49-21 on Nov. 3, at Cary-Grove's home field in the second round of the Class 6A high school playoffs. Crystal Lake Central Tigers (9-2) stumbled in the beginning of the season, but then found their game and have been strong ever since. The Tigers beat the Grant Bulldogs on Nov. 2, at Metcalf field in Crystal Lake in the second round of the Illinois …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
The C-G Trojans volleyball team has the key to the village and now their own resolution.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
State Representative Kent Gaffney (R-Lake Barrington) passed House Resolution 658 congratulating the Cary-Grove High School Trojans volleyball team in recognition of their outstanding season, finishing second at the Illinois 4A State championship. Gaffney presented the resolution to the school, athletic department and team members today at the Cary-Grove High School Media Center. “These girls had an absolutely amazing season, winning 41 of their 42 matchups,” said Gaffney. “They captivated the attention of the entire Fox River Valley and deserve the congratulations this resolution offers. We are all proud of their achievements and wish them continued success in the future.” Information provided by Garret Hill from Rep. …
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Trojans' take FVC "championship" game as Jakubicek scores 25 in 51-44 win at Grayslake Central
It was billed as the Fox Valley Conference championship game between Valley Division champion Cary-Grove and Fox Division winner Grayslake Central. The game lived up to the expectations and more as the two teams battled into the final minutes before the Trojans prevailed 51-44 at Grayslake. Cary (24-3) fell behind early before going on an 8-0 run to take a 8-4 lead in the game’s first four minutes. The Rams countered with a 11-2 run of their own and took a 15-10 lead into the second quarter. Grayslake Central would continue to control play in their field house for most of the quarter before Cary scored the final five points of the half to pull within 27-25 at the break. After Cary tied the game at 29, Central went on a quick 5-0 run to …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Cary jumps out to 35-8 lead and cruises to 57-32 win over Dundee-Crown to improve to 6-0 in the conference and 18-3 overall
With a game against state-ranked Hersey looming on Saturday afternoon at home, Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team had to be careful not to overlook Fox Valley Conference Valley Division rival Dundee-Crown Tuesday night as the second half of divisional play got underway. The Trojans certainly didn’t look past the Chargers, opening up a 27-point lead in the first half and cruising to a 57-32 win over D-C in Carpentersville. Cary (18-3, 6-0) began quickly, starting the game by scoring 18 of the first 22 points of the contest. Cary continued the onslaught in the second quarter, scoring the 14 points while holding Dundee-Crown scoreless for the first 4:51 of the quarter to take a 35-8 lead. However, the Chargers would not quit late in the …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Trojans outscore Buffalo Grove 34-12 in second half and improve to 17-3 with 58-35 win
Saturday afternoon’s game against Buffalo Grove was the first of three straight Saturday 2:30 p.m. matinees for Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team. The Trojans started off slowly but were able to pick up it in the second half to get a 58-35 non-conference win over the Bison. The two teams battled back and forth in the first half with neither team getting a large lead as Cary went into the half with just a 24-23 lead. C-G (17-3) then turned up their offense and their defense, starting the half on a 13-3 run to take a 37-26 lead and didn’t allow Buffalo Grove to make a field goal for the first five minutes of the third quarter. The Trojans then continued their pressure in the final eight minutes and didn’t allow a made shot by Buffalo Grove…
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Cary makes two shots in second half but squeaks out 32-27 win over Crystal Lake South to improve to 2-0 in FVC Valley Division
The last time Cary-Grove and Crystal Lake South played each other, the two teams combined to score 74 points in a 42-32 win by the Gators. Friday night at Elroy Fitzgerald Gymnasium, the Trojans scored the exact same number of points but this time came out on the positive end in a 32-27 win over South in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play despite making just two shots in the second half. The two teams did not have the best of shooting nights as the two teams combined to make just two field goals in the first four minutes of the game before South would get a 6-4 lead late in the quarter. Cary (8-9, 2-0) responded with a 9-3 run to end the quarter including a Matt Aulert basket at the buzzer. The teams battled back and forth in the …
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Trojans jump out to 26-4 lead, get outscored in second half, yet come away with 60-43 win over Jacobs to improve 4-0 in FVC Valley play
Every win is a little different, some are complete domination while others seem like they are going well at the beginning and then go downhill late in the game. Cary-Grove’s girls’ basketball team had the second option happen Friday night in Fox Valley Conference Valley Division play at Jacobs, jumping out to a 26-4 lead in the first half but struggled while getting a 60-43 victory to improve to 4-0 in the division and getting their 15th win of the season. Cary (15-3, 4-0) came out defensively with reckless abandon, causing turnover after turnover by the Golden Eagles which led to several lay-ups as the Trojans scored the first six points of the game and held Jacobs scoreless the first 4:20 in taking a 14-2 lead after one quarter of play. …