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Lemont looks to reach .500 mark against Hillcrest

Published: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 9:27 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 9:33 a.m. CDT
Lemont running back Julio Aleman (left) runs the ball in the Indians homecoming football game against Tinley Park on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. Bill Ackerman -

Hillcrest vs. Lemont

When: 7 p.m. Friday

Where: 800 Porter Street, Lemont

2013 records: Hillcrest 0-5 (0-3); Lemont 2-3 (1-1)

Outlook: Lemont might have literally saved its season after coming back from a 17-3 halftime deficit to defeat Tinley Park 24-17 last Friday.

The Indians need at least three more wins to have a chance at qualifying for the playoffs and that now seems doable with only one remaining opponent having a current record above .500.

First up is a Hillcrest squad that is still searching for its first win in 2013. But the Hawks are no pushover, evidenced by their closely contested 21-16 loss to Oak Forest last week. The squad also dropped a five-point decision to Thornton Fractional North in week three.

As for the Indians, they have yet to put a full game together. Lemont has shown glimpses of greatness, including its three touchdown performance in the second half last week, but consistently has eluded the team.

In a schedule oddity, this contest will also mark the final home game of the season for the Indians, who travel to Thornton Fractional North, Bremen and Thornton Fractional South over the next three weeks.

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