By Michael O'Brien

Clash of the titans

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I covered my first football game for the Sun-Times in 1984.
I attended my first high school football game in 1960.
But I never attended a better high school game than last night's Naperville North-Wheaton Warrenville South three overtime thriller.
The effort from both teams was mind boggling
Jordan Tassio, the Naperville quarterback, started slow but finished by scoring four touchdowns on his last four carries
And the effort of the WW South players would have made Red Grange proud

I get a feeling that a lot of the games of the year and games of the century don't live up to the hype
This game did and then some
And I left with a feeling that maybe I saw two state champions playing their regular season finales
I'm off to Addison now for Montini-Driscoll, perhaps two more teams that could carry the big trophies off the field at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Thanksgiving weekend.

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Your comments are interesting, I have always held that despite the media Chicago Catholic league bias, the DVC's best was better than the Chicago Catholic league, I was sure that after WWS beat the stuffing out of Mt. Carmel in last years 8A title game (pre-game hype all Mt. Carmel and they would finally prove they were the best of the best) The DVC would finally get the respect it has earned. To no avail, 2007 all Mt. Carmel. Regardless, I hope we have at least convinced you who ventured out to the wilds of Wheaton and saw for yourself what we can do out here. I do apperciate your comments. By the way, Don't be surprised if it ends up, 7A WWS and 8A NN taking home the prize. If not, it will be Maine South not Mt. Carmel on top. PS. In the interest of full disclosure my bias is WWS because my husband coaches there and I film all the games) Thanks Steve.

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