Titans enter battle-tested
Updated: November 26, 2012 7:09AM
Glenbrook South owns an impressive playoff streak that the team hopes to add to Friday when the Class 8A tournament starts.
The Titans are in the playoffs for the fifth season in a row, and they have won at least one game three consecutive years.
But it won’t be easy to keep it going even though the Titans have a good argument as the best 5-4 team in the playoffs.
“Being the underdog doesn’t affect us too much,” Glenbrook South senior quarterback Max Cohen said. “We know we can compete with anybody.”
All four of Glenbrook South’s losses — against Prospect, Glenbrook North, New Trier and Maine South — came to playoff teams with 29 combined victories this season and six state titles since 2001.
Schaumburg (7-2) enters the playoffs coming off a 51-18 loss to Palatine. The Saxons finished 3-2 in the MSL West, which sent four of its six teams to the postseason.
No matter which team the Titans play, junior receiver Cody Carroll believes they can win.
“We are confident, yes,” Carroll said. “We put up a fight against all of the teams we lost to this year. We feel we can compete with anyone.”
Coach Mark Stilling has Schaumburg, which plays host to Glenbrook South at 7 p.m. Friday, in the playoffs again after the Saxons finished 4-5 a year ago. Schaumburg played in the postseason from 2008-10.