(Last week's rankings in parentheses)
1. Mount Carmel (1) 2-0
The defense has played well in the first two games and shut down Morgan Park. The Caravan has won 10 in a row and gets Bishop McNamara at Gately Stadium tonight. Christian Searles is off to a great start on both sides of the ball. Nobody seems to care who gets the credit as long as they win. That is a good sign.
2. Crete-Monee (2) 2-0
Everyone said the offense would struggle. Scoring 85 points in two games doesn't look like a struggle. Frank Douglas has taken the quarterback position and is playing with confidence. You know how tough Chris Slayton is on defense? Now he is also at tight end. The Warriors play the second of three straight home games tonight, with Simeon coming to town.
3. Homewood-Flossmoor (NR) 2-0
The kids can play, and they proved that with a tough road win over Stevenson. Sophomore Deante Harley-Hampton's 95-yard kickoff return showed how good H-F's special teams are. The Vikings host Joliet West tonight.