OPRF senior running back/defensive back Jamal Baggett is a major reason why the Oak Park and River Forest football team is off to a 4-0 start. His older brother, Michael Brown, starred on the 1992 Huskies squad which went 8-1 in the regular season.
Richard Schoen scored two touchdowns (including one on a 45-yard interception return), had another interception, returned a punt 60 yards, caught three passes for 79 yards, and recorded seven tackles to trigger the Friars' 40-14 win over visiting Bishop McNamara Friday.
The Huskies' No. 1 doubles team of Tess Trinka and Taylor Arends defeated the Hinsdale Central tandem of promising freshmen, Erika Oku and Danielle Burich, 7-5, 6-2 in a conference dual match. The Red Devils, who have won 13 state titles, cruised past OPRF 6-1.
The return of Simmie Cobbs, Mike Hayden's two touchdown runs in the fourth quarter and a ferocious defensive the entire game, lifted OPRF to an impressive 29-6 win against Proviso West Friday in Hillside.
Robert Spillane rushed for 220 yards and scored three touchdowns as Fenwick rocked host Bishop Lynch 32-14 in Dallas on Friday night. The Friars (2-0) visit Brother Rice next week in an intriguing Catholic League crossover game.
Led by the hard-running of Robert Spillane and Charlie Emmons, Fenwick dominated the action early Saturday night en route to a 63-0 win over St. Joseph at Hoffman Stadium on the Morton West campus. The Friars (1-0) board an airplance this week for Friday's 7:30 p.m. road game at Bishop, Lynch in Dallas, Texas.