In their final game of the regular season before the IHSA playoffs, the Grayslake North Knights varsity football team defeated the Woodstock North Thunder 35 to 29 on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times Season Pass Website.
The victory gave Grayslake North the Fox Valley Conference Fox Division title all to itself (8-1 overall, 6-0 FVC Fox), according to mchenrycountysports.com, resulting in the Knights making the playoffs for the first time in its seven years.
After that victory, Grayslake North Coach Steve Wood told Patch, "We have a great group of kids who work hard. The kids are having fun and the coaching staff is having fun. It’s a good time to be where we are with the stands packed and in the hallways. It’s our first time in this position. We’ve had a lot of frustrations over the past years, but this is really exciting."
Looking ahead to the playoffs, Wood told Patch, "We need to be more consistent on defense. We need to get our offense on the field to win."
Making it the FVC Fox Division was "not a cakewalk," said Wood in a story posted on the Daily Herald Saturday.
Patch congratulates the Grayslake North Knights!