Weekend watch: LT, RB, Morton hoping to avoid 0-3 starts

After failing to win in the first two weeks of the season Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield and Morton are in desperate need of a win. LT and RB hit the road while the Mustangs host Proviso East, another winless team, in the West Suburban Gold opener.

Lyons Township at Leyden

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: 1000 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake

Records: Lyons Township 0-2, Leyden 0-2

Outlook: This is a battle between 2012 playoff teams that have yet to earn a win in 2013. The Lions' defense is hoping to recover from allowing 104 points in its first two games and pick up a win before entering conference play. Leyden, the defending West Suburban Gold champ, will enter its home opener after losing at Buffalo Grove 28-14 in Week 1 and Oak Park River Forest 38-3 in Week 2.

Riverside Brookfield at Gary West (Ind.)

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: 9th Ave. & Gerry St., Gary, Ind.

Records: Riverside Brookfield 0-2, West Side 0-3

Outlook: The Bulldogs will head to Indiana in search of their first victory. Last year these two teams met and RB fell 38-36. West Side junior quarterback Ramone Atkins drew praise from RB coach Brendan Curtin and the Cougars also possess two wide receivers with Division I offers, including Ohio State commit Lonnie Johnson.

Proviso East at Morton

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: 2400 Home Ave., Berwyn

Records: Morton 0-2, Proviso East 0-2

Outlook: The Mustangs will be looking to repeat last year's 21-6 win over Proviso East in the 2012 finale. Both teams enter winless and coming off heavy defeats in West Suburban Conference crossovers. Morton lost to Glenbard West 68-7 and Proviso East fell to York 52-22.

Nazareth at Marist

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: 4200 W. 115th St., Chicago

Records: Nazareth 2-0, Marist 1-1

Outlook: The Roadrunners are into the big time as East Suburban Catholic play opens with a tough game at Marist. The Redhawks shared the conference title last year and will be a difficult early season test.


Fenwick at Brother Rice

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: 10001 S. Pulaski Rd., Chicago

Records: Fenwick 2-0, Brother Rice 1-1


Oak Park River Forest at Proviso West

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: 4701 W. Harrison St., Hillside

Records: Proviso West 1-1, Oak Park River Forest 2-0


Elmwood Park at St. Joseph

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Langhorst Field, S. Prospect Ave. & Alexander Blvd., Elmhurst

Records: St. Joseph 0-2, Elmwood Park 1-1