Week 6 rankings: No. 3 Lincoln-Way East makes statement

The biggest game of the week lived up to the hype, as No. 3 Lincoln-Way East fought back from an early deficit to knock off No. 10 Bolingbrook, 20-14. Lincoln-Way East trailed 14-0 before making its comeback, spurred by the tough running of senior defensive lineman/part-time fullback Kevin Bayer. Bayer picked up a key fourth-down attempt with a 29-yard run, then scored a 13-yard TD to give the Griffins the lead with five minutes to play.

Elsewhere in the Illinois POWERADE rankings, Loyola Academy beat Mount Carmel, 12-7. The two teams flip-flopped in the rankings, with Loyola moving up to No. 4 and Mount Carmel dropping to No. 6.

  1. Maine South, 6-0 — Defeated Niles West, 55-15 (last week: No. 1)

  2. Glenbard West, 6-0 — Defeated Proviso West, 51-13 (last week: No. 2)

  3. Lincoln-Way East, 6-0 — Defeated Bolingbrook, 20-14 (last week: No. 3)

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