Every team has a game on its schedule that gets the competitive juices flowing a little more than normal.
Marist vs. Brother Rice, Bremen vs. Oak Forest and Mount Carmel vs. Anyone come to mind.
The cause of the increased intensity can be traced to a long-standing tradition, geographic proximity of campuses or inner-district bragging rights.
Friday night’s game between Lincoln-Way East (4-0, 2-0) at Lincoln-Way Central (4-0, 2-0) contains all the above and more — the more being that a good chunk of Central’s seniors attended East their first two years of high school.
Translation: some of Friday’s foes were teammates.
Once a Griffin. Now a Knight.