Whenever Sandburg, Stagg or Andrew are pitted against each other, the game is usually an occasion in of itself.
Friday’s Eagles home opener at Carl Sandburg High School against the Victor J. Andrew High School Thunderbolts will be even more special, as the game will also be Veterans’ Appreciation Night.
Orland Park resident Tony Heim, who recently was given the Ambassador for Peace Award in South Korea, will be recognized. Members of the American Legion Orland Memorial Post 111 will serve as color guard.
Camouflage t-shirts have been sold at Sandburg and Andrew during the week to raise money for Homes 4 Heroes, a volunteer home repair service for veterans run by New Lenox resident Bill Johnson. The goal is to raise over $4,000 for the effort.
Football: Sandburg vs. Andrew
The Sandburg Eagles are coming into their home opener after a heartbreaking defeat against Lincoln-Way Central, 26-21, after leading most of the game. The Thunderbolts will come to Orland Park after near-doubling Bremen’s score, winning their opener 54-23. The game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m.
Football: Stagg vs. Oak Lawn
It’s homecoming time in Palos Hills, and the Amos Alonzo Stagg Chargers are feeling hot after winning their season opener against Hillcrest, 28-14. The Oak Lawn High School Spartans beat the Kenwood Broncos 45-19, after a two-hour storm delay last week. The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
Football: Shepard vs. Marian Catholic
The Alan B. Shepard Astros face the Marian Catholic High School Spartans 7:30 p.m. in Chicago Heights. Shepard comes off a tough 42-0 loss against Brother Rice last week, while Marian goes into the game after a 42-3 win against Hyde Park.
And for the rest of the weekend…
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