Rooster's Week 1 Football Picks
Bobby Leach "The Rooster" | 8/25/2015, 11:34 p.m.
Providence Catholic – Hosts JCA this Friday night for a week 1 showdown. Celtics will stumble out of the gate in a 28-13 loss.
Lincoln Way West – The Warriors will play host to non-conference powerhouse Sycamore and start their season with a bang. West will top Sycamore 22-7.
Joliet Catholic Academy – The Hilltoppers open their season with a short trip to Providence and will have an even shorter trip home after a 28-13 season opening win.
Lemont – This team picks up where it left off last season and will whip up on guest Plainfield South 45-7 in their opener.
Bolingbrook - The Raiders always try to book a good team to start their season and this year is no different. Bolingbrook is good but will get shutdown in week 1 on the road at Glenbard West 41-14.
Joliet West – The Tigers will open their season on the road at Moline and enjoy the festive ride back with a 28-14 week 1 win.
Plainfield North – North will host Dekalb in week 1 and start their season on the right side of the column. Tigers escape with a 35-27 win.
Plainfield East – Bengals open their 2015 season with a home game against Rich Central and send them packing after a 40-14 win.
Plainfield South – South is an improved team this year but don’t expect early success against powerhouse Lemont on the road. Cougars fall here 45-7.
Minooka – The Indians need a week 1 win to get their season on track early and find it on the road at Stagg. Minooka wins this one 37-20.
Lockport – This team could be a sleeper this season. The Porters are vastly improved and will likely make waves this season. Look for Lockport to beat a tough Downers Grove North team at home on Friday night 28-20.
Romeoville – New coach but don’t expect a home win in week 1 against Hinsdale South. Spartans won’t be able to keep up in a 41-7 loss at home.
Plainfield Central – Wildcats have been struggling the last few years and after a 35-14 loss to Marmion Academy on the road in week 1, their new system will be tested early.
Joliet Central - The Steelmen have yet to win a game since splitting off from a combined West team. Central will open the 2015 season on the road at Thornridge and look decent but finish with a 13-12 loss.