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.”
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
- 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
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