High School Football Playoffs Round 1: Hononegah wins close one; East and Belvidere North fall

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to show the scores of the Harlem vs. Lincoln-Way West, Boylan vs. Glenbard South and Rockford Christian vs. Sterling Newman games.

ROCKTON – The Hononegah Indians squeaked by Buffalo Grove 21-20 in the first round of the IHSA Class 7A high school football playoffs here Friday.

The final plays came with 2:30 remaining as the Bison, trailing 21-14, converted a fourth-and-11 from the Hononegah 15-yard line to come within a point. Instead of kicking the PAT for the tie, Buffalo Grove attempted a two-point conversion. Hononegah’s Zach Hale wasn’t biting, however, and knocked away the likely game-winning pass in the end zone.

Buffalo Grove attempted an onside kick but the Indians recovered and sealed the contest with two first downs.

Hononegah will face Wheaton Warrenville South (9-1) in the second round. Wheaten Warrenville topped Belleville West 20-12 Friday.

In other action Friday, East fell to Chicago Simeon 46-0 in a Class 7A contest. In Class 6A, Lakes defeated Belvidere North 35-17.

Class 7A Harlem fell to Lincoln-Way West 24-17 Saturday.

Boylan rolled over Glenbard South 42-0 Saturday to advance in Class 5A. The Titans face Wheaton St. Francis next week in Rockford.

Rockford Christian fell to Sterling Newman 54-14 in a Class 2A to finish the season 6-4. R.

Friday Scores

CLASS 1A
Princeville 35, Polo 7

CLASS 4A
Marengo 47, Chicago Sullivan 20

CLASS 5A
Sycamore 21, Rochelle 7
Sterling 49, Chicago Phoenix 0

CLASS 6A
Lakes 35, Belvidere North 17

CLASS 7A
Hononegah 21, Buffalo Grove 20
Simeon 46, East 0

2018 IHSA Playoff Pairings

CLASS 7A
32 Rockford East (5-4) vs. 1 Simeon (9-0) – Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.
17 Lincoln-Way West (7-2) vs. 16 Harlem (7-2) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
23 Lake Zurich (6-3) vs. 10 DeKalb (8-1) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
30 Buffalo Grove (5-4) vs. 3 Hononegah (9-0) – Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:15 p.m.

CLASS 6A 
10 Belvidere North (6-3) vs. 7. Lakes (7-2) – Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m.

CLASS 5A 
12 Rochelle (5-4) vs. 5 Sycamore (7-2) – Friday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m.
14 Glenbard South (5-4) vs. 3 Boylan (8-1) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at  1 p.m.

CLASS 4A 
 9 Stillman Valley (6-3) vs. 8 Dixon (6-3) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
11 Clemente (6-3) vs. 6 Genoa-Kingston (7-2) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

CLASS 3A 
16 Rock Island (Alleman) (5-4) vs. 1 Byron (9-0) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m.
12 Mid-County Co-Op (6-3) vs. 5 North Boone (7-2) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

CLASS 2A 
12 Rockford Christian (6-3) vs. 5 Sterling (Newman) (8-1) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
14 Harlan vs. 3 Eastland-Pearl City – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.

CLASS 1A 
16  Polo (5-4) vs. 1 Princeville (9-0) – Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.
13 Lewiston (5-4) vs. 4 Lena-Winslow (8-1) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
15 Orangeville (5-4) vs. 2 Ottawa Marquette (9-0) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
10 Dakota (6-3) vs. 7 Stockton (7-2) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
14 Fulton (5-4) vs. 3 Milledgeville (9-0) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
11 Hiawatha (6-3) vs. 6  Forreston (7-2) – Saturday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.

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