Football

September 13, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
ALRINGTON HEIGHTS — It was just another at the office for the Nick Doolittle and the Hiawatha football team.
By KANE COUNTY CHRONICLE
MAPLE PARK – The Kaneland football team visited the end zone only once Friday, but with the way its defense was playing and the way Drew Franklin was kicking, that wasn’t necessarily daunting.
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG- sports@daily-chronicle.com
GENOA – After starting the season 0-2, the Genoa-Kingston High School football team needed something to change if the it didn’t want to start its Big Northern campaign winless.
September 12, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
After two Friday nights away from the field, Dion Hooker made his presence felt in a big way for the Sycamore football team.
By JOEY KAUFMAN- jkaufman@shawmedia.com
MCHENRY – On DeKalb’s first play from scrimmage, Dre Brown took the handoff, and burst through the line. About 10 yards down the field, he bounced off an incoming safety and darted toward the sidelines.
September 11, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Some key players will be returning to the Sycamore football team on Friday, and coach Joe Ryan said that’s good for more than just the obvious reasons.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
The online archives for the Illinois High School Association go back to 1996.
September 7, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE sports@daily-chronicle.com
Nick Doolittle scored twice as part of a 164-yard performance as the Hiawatha football team, winners of three games last year, improved to 2-0 with a 20-6 win Saturday at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka.
By Matthew Paras sports@daily-chronicle.com
CHICAGO – With seven players on the Sycamore football team suspended, the Spartans needed someone to fill the void.
September 6, 2014
By TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@kcchronicle.com
MAPLE PARK — After the Kaneland football team struggled with turnovers in its week one win over Brooks, the Knights were looking to show that they can click on all cylinders on offense.
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Barbs’ back has 216 yards, 5 TDs in win
September 5, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO and STEVE NITZ – sports@daily-chronicle.com
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, hey discuss what they saw in Week 1 and expect in Week 2 of the prep football season.
Genoa-Kingston (0-1)
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Five yards. Four yards. Six yards.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
West Chicago opened the season with a win at East Aurora.
August 30, 2014
By From Staff Reports - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Trailing by 12 at halftime, Hiawatha head coach Sean Donnelly said all his team needed was a little jump start.
By Eddie Carifio - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – At times football can be a subtle game, with nuances that decide the game not being detected by coaches until they see film.
By STEVE NITZ - snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – The way DeKalb quarterback Derek Kyler ran the ball on the Barbs' first play from scrimmage Friday night, it looked like he had waited an extra two hours to get that chance.
August 29, 2014
By BY TRAVIS ZUELLIG - sports@daily-chronicle.com
GENOA — In the season opener for the Genoa-Kingston football team against St. Edward Friday night, nothing seemed to go the Cogs’ way. 
By Eddie Carifio - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
For the second straight season, Mother Nature blitzed area football teams on their opening day.
Daily Chronicle sports editor Eddie Carifio and sports reporter Steve Nitz spend their days covering the area’s sports scene. Occasionally, they give their viewpoints on those local sports. In this installment of their Take 2 column, they discuss the opening week of high school football.
August 28, 2014
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
The offense hadn’t scored – in fact, it gave up seven points. The defense was sharp, but on the whole something needed to change.
By EDDIE CARIFIO- ecarifio@shawmedia.com
No definite starter at running back. Same thing at wide receiver.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
It’s not always pretty, Genoa-Kingston football coach Travis Frederick said.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
With Illinois signee and reigning Daily Chronicle Male Athlete of the Year Dre Brown anchoring a high-octane pistol-option offense, the defense on the DeKalb football team can get overlooked.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
They won the conference. They made the state semifinals.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Tom Fedderly and the Kaneland football team aren’t going to let history get in the way of appreciating a good season.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
Sean Donnelly has a lot of faith in Nick Doolittle.
August 11, 2014
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
GENOA – Before a football coach even worries about offensive and defensive schemes, there's one aspect of the prep game that's extremely important to a team's success.
By EDDIE CARIFIO ecarifio@shawmedia.com
SYCAMORE – Given their performance last year, the players and coaches on the Sycamore football team have some high hopes for the upcoming season.
By EDDIE CARIFIO - ecarifio@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – Paper work and pep talks.
August 5, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF sports@daily-chronicle.com
DeKalb senior running back Dre Brown officially signed a scholarship tender Monday to enroll in the University of Illinois.
July 24, 2014
By – Shaw Media
Pat Schiller (above right) tabled some of the accelerated football jargon on reserve in his brain upon joining his alma mater as an assistant coach last season.
July 16, 2014
Former Genoa-Kingston football player Sean McIntyre was named to the NCAA Division III All American Team.
July 14, 2014
By The Associated Press
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan offensive lineman Graham Glasgow has been sentenced to 12 months’ probation after pleading guilty to operating a vehicle while visibly impaired.
July 10, 2014
By JACOB WESTENDORF sports@daily-chronicle.com
The Dekalb football team returns 17 starters this season, but the Barbs will have a new face at the game’s most important position.
July 9, 2014
By JACOB WESTENDORF -- sports@daily-chronicle.com
In addition to being a defensive captain and a 3-year starter, Sycamore linebacker Brett Weaver is looking to add one more title to his decorated resume – college athlete.
July 6, 2014
By JAY SCHWAB – jschwab@shawmedia.com
Don Beebe loves a good challenge, and his budding movie project certainly is providing one.
June 24, 2014
By TRAVIS ZUELLIG sports@daily-chronicle.com
The incoming seniors on DeKalb's football team are primed to end their prep playing careers with a bang this fall.
June 22, 2014
By STEVE NITZ- snitz@shawmedia.com
Heading into its fifth year of competition, the Northern Illinois Big 12 already has a new look.
June 17, 2014
By STEVE NITZ snitz@shawmedia.com
DeKALB – Dre Brown wanted to make the most of his high school career.
The IHSA has decided to delay the implementation of the “success factor,” which it approved in February.
June 10, 2014
By STEVE NITZ – snitz@shawmedia.com
MOLINE – The Sycamore baseball team’s 10-0 loss Monday to Metamora at the Class 3A Augustana College Super-Sectional not only ended the Spartans’ baseball season.
April 22, 2014
By Shaw Media
The IHSA membership voted to eliminate full contact football practice during the summer by a 170-87 vote.
April 12, 2014
By JAY SCHWAB jschwab@shawmedia.com
It was only a couple years ago that Kaneland junior Zack Thielk was close to ground zero in the weight room.
April 1, 2014
By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com
More than a year after she started investigating head injuries among high school athletes, State Rep. Carol Sente understands unanswered questions still exist.
March 18, 2014
By JEFF ARNOLD jarnold@shawmedia.com
Whether high school football players in Illinois will be permitted to participate in full-padded summer camps will come down to a vote of IHSA member schools.
March 7, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Dre Brown took a visit to the University of Illinois this weekend.
February 27, 2014
By DAILY CHRONICLE STAFF - sports@daily-chronicle.com
Former Northern Illinois wide receiver and current Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck will be inducted into the Kaneland Hall of Fame this spring.

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