Bolingbrook Raiders Ranked No. 1 by Trib, Sun-Times

The Bolingbrook Raiders passed on an opportunity to play Joliet Catholic on ESPN to open against Plainfield South Friday night.

The defending Class 8A state champion will open their 2012 season against Plainfield South Friday night at home. 

The Raiders had a chance to play its first game with a national audience, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. ESPN approached the team to open its season against Joliet Catholic. That would have pitted Bolingbrook quarterback Aaron Bailey and Hilltoppers running back Ty Isaac

But Bolingbrook turned down ESPN to honor its game against Plainfield South. 

“It would have been a great game,” Ivlow told the Sun-Times. “But the networks and big corporations don’t dictate what we do. We do what’s best for our team and our kids, not ESPN. People might say we wouldn’t budge and snubbed them and maybe we did a little bit, but, oh, well.”

Read more about the 2012 Bolingbrook Raiders team here. 

The Bolingbrook Raiders Football page posted the following rankings for the team: 

  • Chicago Tribune: #1
  • Chicago Sun-Times: #1
  • Nation Rank : #58
  • Chicago Sports Network: #1
  • Calpreps : #1
  • Maxpreps:#1
  • Class 8A:#1
  • Local/ area: #1
  • Edgytim: #2

The following is this fall's football schedule: 

Date Time Opponent Home or Away? Aug. 24

7:30 p.m.

Plainfield South Home Aug. 31 7 p.m. Romeoville Away Sept. 7 1 p.m.  Joliet Central Away Sept. 14 12:30 p.m. Joliet West Away Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. Homewood-Flossmoor Home Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way East Away Oct. 5 7:30 p.m. Sandburg Home Oct. 12 7:30 p.m. Lincoln-Way Central Home Oct. 19 7:30 p.m. Lockport Township Away


RAIDER 2013 August 25, 2012 at 12:08 AM
Aint nothin gona stop me and my boyz form acheveing the State championship again this year. Were gonna repeat! Raiders for life!
Pro Life Crusader + August 25, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Good luck John Ivlow!


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