By: John Nee '93
As the fall seasons begin to wrap, and the winter seasons get ready to begin, we present another addition of Mustang Sports Weekly.
The varsity soccer team, coming off of their best regular season in program history, began their state playoff quest at the Oak Forest IHSA Class 2A regional. The Mustangs opened playoff action with a first-round matchup against Bogan, and they easily handled the Bengals 5-2 behind a hat trick from junior Langston Bedgood. Next came the host Bengals of Oak Forest, and despite several glorious chances at the net, the Mustangs could not score dropping a heart-breaker 1-0 ending their season with a final record of (16-6-1).
The varsity football team finished their regular season with a resounding 40-0 win over DePaul Prep at Chicago Academy on a blustery day Saturday afternoon. Six different Mustangs found the end zone on the day, including: seniors Hayden Ekern, Javon Venson, and JJ Jackson, juniors Liam Schickel, and Joe Polselli and sophomore Brian Johnson as the Mustang offense put together their highest-scoring game of the season. The defense recorded their first shutout behind interceptions from senior Matt Callahan and junior Marty Larkin while senior linebacker Cliff Williams registered a sack. The varsity team will receive a bye in the 1st round of the Prep Bowl playoffs this weekend, and they will resume action at home next week.
The freshmen and sophomore football teams ended their seasons with non-conference victories as the freshmen beat North Lawndale 42-0 Saturday morning at Doyle Stadium behind 4 touchdowns from Kaleb Brown to finish the year at (6-3) while the sophomores travelled to Evanston to play the Wildkits and came home with a 20-12 win to finish their season at (7-2) as Kyle James and Christian Henry scored touchdowns for the Mustangs.
The varsity hockey team travelled to Minnesota to compete in the NAHL prep league over the weekend where they finished with a record of (1-2-0-1).
The cross-country team advanced to the sectional behind a 12th place finish from senior Lorenzo Alvarez, who finished his 3-mile run in 18:15. Sectional details had not yet been posted at the deadline for the article.
Check back again next week as we preview the varsity football team's prep bowl playoff game, and we find out results from the cross-country sectional and a key Catholic League hockey game against rival Providence.