Montini continued its march towards its sixth consecutive state title by routing Crystal Lake Central 59-7 Tuesday in an Antioch Sectional semi. The two clubs also met for the state title in 2010 and 2011.
Crystal Lake Central connected on 16-of-25 first-half shots to build an 18-point halftime lead en route to a dominant 65-43 win over arch-rival Crystal Lake South in Saturday’s championship game of the Jacobs Holiday Classic.
Ryan Mahoney scored on an eight-yard run late in the first half, and Cary-Grove overcame three fourth-quarter fumbles to hang on for a 7-0 victory Saturday against visiting Crystal Lake Central in a Class 6A quarterfinal.
In three leagues — North Suburban Lake, North Suburban Prairie and Fox Valley Fox — elite teams in the loop will go head-to-head Friday, with the winner of each game improving to 6-1 and clinching a playoff berth.