Eagles outlast Chargers in SWSC Blue dogfight
Friday night’s SouthWest Suburban Conference Blue showdown between Sandburg and Stagg was all about substance instead of style.
In an era when lots of scoring is deemed necessary to make football appealing to the casual fan, the Eagles and Chargers harkened back to an earlier time, when defenses ruled the gridiron. Aesthetically, there was nothing particularly attractive about the contest, but that mattered little to Sandburg players and coaches.
The result that style of play produced looked beautiful to them.
By virtue of a hard-fought 14-0 decision over Stagg at Seliga Field, the Eagles became playoff eligible for the fifth straight year. They can guarantee themselves a berth in the Class 8A tournament by knocking off SWSC Blue leader Bolingbrook this Friday.