By Brad Spencer
So the score was 40-20, and the OPRF football team suffered a loss in its season opener against Glenbard North out in Carol Stream last week. That doesn't mean the program is going to endure another two-victory season. It doesn't mean the playoffs are out of sight. It doesn't mean the New Era of the extremely capable new head coach John Hoerster has fizzled. It means nothing.
Friday night at Oak Park Stadium against Proviso East (6 p.m.) means something. It's not just a must-win for the Huskies. It's a must-wallop.
The Pirates are coming off a 54-13 throttling at the hands of St. Patrick. They haven't won a game since the 2009 school year. And OPRF is going to keep them out of the win column a little longer.
Last Friday, Huskies running back Jakari Cammon proved he's on his way to being one of the school's top athletes (he also plays hoops). Racking up 133 yards on the ground against a highly ranked team was quite impressive. The junior could break the 150-yard mark against the Pirates.
Linebacker Matt McCormack (No. 25) is another Huskie to keep a close eye on. The senior bagged nine tackles against Glenbard North and has drawn interest from Division I colleges.
OPRF 35, Proviso East 6
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