Week 1 Preview: Brooks Prep (0-0) at Kaneland (0-0)
Friday, Aug. 29, 7:15 p.m.
KANELAND—Knights football hopes recent history repeats itself against Brooks Prep in Friday’s season opener.
The KHS gridiron contingent has won every meeting between the two programs since starting the rivalry back in 2011. This encounter was originally scheduled for Gately Stadium before necessitating a move due to Chicago’s Gately Stadium’s unavailability, meaning Kaneland has six home games in 2014 at Peterson Field.
Kaneland, behind two Jesse Balluff touchdowns, bested the Eagles by a final of 27-7 in the 2013 season opener, a change of pace from the 2012 opener in Chicago that saw KHS scurry for an 18-point comeback in a 25-24 win.
Friday marks the debut under center for junior quarterback Jake Marczuk, who takes over for three-year starter Drew David.
Brooks, led by coach Jason Richardson, finished 9-3 in Class 5A, and sees one other suburban school in 2014, Carol Stream’s Glenbard North in week three.