For the seventh time in eight years, the Lake Zurich Bears are headed to the state semifinals. With a 9-0 lead, Lake Zurich quarterback Noah Allgood connected with Ben Klett on a 46-yard touchdown pass. Lake Zurich led 16-0 before fumbling the ball and almost allowing Wheaton North back into the game. Leading 16-6, Bears' defender Sam Walstrum picked off Wheaton North quarterback Clayton Thorson to seal the victory.
No. 1 Lake Zurich (10-2) will face #3 Glenbard West (11-1) next Saturday in the 7A IHSA semifinals.
Contributed by Mark Maxwell