Lake Zurich defeated Glenbard West by the score of 16-7 for the chance to represent their hometown at the Class 7A state finals in DeKalb next Saturday.
Two early lost fumbles in the red zone really cost Glenbard West. The Hitters defense held Lake Zurich at bay early in the game, but the physical nature of the Bears offense took it's toll. Lake Zurich quarterback Noah Allgood added all the offensive punch the Bears would need to top Glenbard West by throwing for a touchdown and running for another.
This finals appearance is the Bears' fourth in seven years. They will face the defending 8A champion Mount Carmel Caravan.
Contributed by Mark Maxwell