With the season finishing next week, many teams need wins to clinch playoff berths in the next two weeks. Here is the Week 8 schedule with team and divisional record in parentheses.
Crystal Lake Central (5-2, 3-1) at Johnsburg (0-7, 0-4): The Tigers suffered their first divisional loss in a 32-20 defeat to Grayslake North. Isaiah Mosher had two touchdowns for Central. Johnsburg managed just 60 yards of offense in a 28-0 loss for their 19th straight loss.
Grayslake Central (2-5, 1-4) at Grayslake North (6-1, 4-0): The Rams got hammered by Woodstock North 39-7. Jourden Swopes scored the lone touchdown for Central. AJ Fish threw four touchdown passes as the Knights clinched a playoff spot with a 32-20 win over Crystal Lake Central. Fish finished with over 240 passing yards.
Hampshire (3-4, 2-2) at Woodstock North (5-2, 3-1): Phil LaPointe had three touchdowns and over 140 rushing yards but the Whip-Purs fell 35-32 to Woodstock. Adam Haimbaugh rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns as the Thunder beat Grayslake Central 39-7. Ryan Wade added three touchdowns for North.
Crystal Lake South (4-3, 3-2) at Jacobs (4-3, 2-2): The Gators won their third straight game with a 36-22 win over Dundee-Crown. Zevin Clark rushed for over 200 yards and two touchdowns for South. Hunter Williams had two touchdown catches as the Golden Eagles broke a two-game losing streak with a 34-16 win over Prairie Ridge.
Cary-Grove (7-0, 4-0) at Dundee-Crown (3-4, 1-3): Cary forced six turnovers in a 41-14 win over Huntley to stay undefeated. Kyle Norberg finished with nearly 200 yards rushing and three touchdowns for C-G. The Chargers couldn’t slow down Crystal Lake South in a 36-22 loss. Cody Lane had over 175 rushing yards and two touchdowns for D-C.
Prairie Ridge (2-5, 0-4) at McHenry (3-4, 1-3): The Wolves lost their fifth straight in a 34-16 loss to Jacobs. Prairie Ridge, who won the Class 6A state title a season ago, was knocked out of playoff contention with the loss. John Konstantelos scored four touchdowns, all in the first half as the Warriors pitched a 28-0 shutout against Johnsburg.
Huntley (4-3) at Woodstock (3-4): The Red Raiders turned the ball over six times in a 41-14 loss to Cary-Grove. Jake Lackovic had a 56-yard touchdown reception for Huntley. Alan Hafer had four touchdowns as the Blue Streaks rallied for a 35-32 win over Hampshire. Woodstock must win their last two games to have a chance for the playoffs.