7A Football: Lincoln-Way East Tops Benet, Heads to State Championship

Lincoln-Way East 37, Benet 13. The Griffins continue to roll in the playoffs and have a shot at a state championship next week.

A showdown for the ages is set for the Class 7A state championship. 

Lincoln-Way East (13-0) blew past Benet Academy 37-13 in the state semifinals and will face undefeated Glenbard West next week in the title game. 

Glenbard beat Lake Zurich earlier in the day, winning 19-13. 

The Griffin defense picked off Benet quarterback Jack Beneventi three times and held him to 9-of-28 passing. According to the Chicago Tribune, running back Nick Colangelo had 183 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Lincoln-Way East. 

Benet finishes the season 11-2, with its only other loss coming to St. Patrick. 

Glenbard West and Lincoln-Way East will battle for the state championship at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. 

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Rich Magurkey November 18, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Stack November 18, 2012 at 06:27 AM
jeanne November 21, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Rebecca...your photos are awesome! Thanks for the memories... GO EAST! GO GRIFFINS! GO BLUE!!!!
Rebecca Wharrie November 22, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Thank you so much!!


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