Addison Trail (5-0, 3-0) at Proviso East (1-4, 1-1) 1:30 on Saturday in Maywood, IL
Addison Trail Wide Receiver Anthony Catanese
HOW THEY GOT HERE
Addison Trail –
Week One: 42-0 win vs West Chicago
Week Two: 25-6 win at Proviso West
Week Three: 14-7 win vs Leyden
Week Four: 21-0 win at Hinsdale South
Week Five: 35-0 win vs Morton
Proviso East –
Week One: 54-13 loss vs St. Patrick
Week Two: 36-20 loss at OPRF
Week Three: 28-26 loss vs Hinsdale South
Week Four: 41-7 loss vs Proviso West
Week Five: 48-6 win vs Willowbrook
The Addison Trail defense has been incredibly stingy this season, giving up a total of 13 points through five games. Yes, that’s right, the Blazers have given up 13 points through five games, for an average of 2.6 points per game. The defense is led by two stud inside linebackers, Kevin Kent and Mike Imperiale.
The Blazers collected six sacks in their 35-0 win over Morton last week, including two each from Kent and lineman Dylan Domek. AT surrendered 110 total yards to Morton, with 10 yards coming on the ground. AT gave up 89 total yards against Hinsdale South in week four, and 69 total yards against Leyden in week three.
On offense, the Blazers rely on two play-makers, RB Anthony Messina (138 yards, 2 TDs last week) and WR Anthony Catanese (156 yards, 2 TDs receiving, 35 yards, 1 TD rushing last week).
At 5-0, AT is off to their best start in school history. With a Kent, Imperiale and the rest of their stonewall defense, the Blazers could be on their way to a special season.
Proviso East is coming off their first week of the season, and it was a decisive victory. The Pirates defeated Willowbrook 48-6 in Villa Park last week.
QB Malcolm Hilliard is talented and he has some good pieces around him in RB Ryan Jones and WRs Langdon Johnson and Taeveon Johnson. Obviously, Hilliard and the Pirates offense is about to go up against an incredibly tough defense. A repeat of their offensive performance from last week is highly unlikely.
Going against the steel curtain that is the Addison Trail defense, Proviso can not afford to dig themselves a hole on defense. The Pirates defense must come to play if Proviso has any chance of hanging with the Blazers on Saturday.
PREDICTION: Addison Trail 28 Proviso East 0