Digital Access

Digital Access
Access theherald-news.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, business, classified and more! News you can use every day.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, weather, and more.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Have our latest news, sports and obituaries emailed directly to you Monday through Friday so you can keep up with what's happening in the area.
Sports

Carcerano boots Bolingbrook past H-F, into playoffs

FLOSSMOOR – After Bolingbrook committed seven turnovers and lost to Lockport, 33-16, in Week 8, the Raiders were on the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time since 1991.

All that remained on the schedule was a visit to No 1-ranked Homewood-Flossmoor. The task was simple. Bolingbrook needed to win or it was over.

The improbable happened. Gino Carcerano kicked a 33-yard field goal with 12.6 seconds left Friday night to give the Raiders a stunning 22-21 SouthWest Suburban Blue victory.

Not only did Carcerano boot Bolingbrook into the postseason, but he kicked H-F into a share of the SWS Blue title with Lincoln-Way East, which rallied to beat Sandburg.

Lincoln-Way East 25, Sandburg 21: East trailed, 21-10, with less than 5 minutes left, but mounted a furious rally to pull out the SouthWest Suburban Blue victory.

Both teams were 6-2 overall and 5-1 in the league coming in. But with unbeaten Homewood-Flossmoor perched at the top, it appeared this would be a battle for sole possession of second place. Instead, the winner – East – winds up sharing the title because of Bolingbrook’s win over H-F.

Lemont 50, T.F. North 6: Jake Kirkman rushed 13 times for 167 yards and three touchdowns and Jeremy Fejedelem and Brandon Cunningham intercepted passes as South Suburban Blue champion Lemont (8-1, 6-0) rolled in its final playoff tuneup. Spencer Nagel completed three of six passes for only 20 yards, but two of them went for touchdowns.

Peotone 42, Reed-Custer 14: A winless season ended for Reed-Custer (0-9) while Peotone (3-6) won for the first time since Week 4.

Loading more