RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- Once the candle-light vigil burned down into a pep rally, the mother, who hadn't left her son's bedside while he was in the hospital, stepped to the fore and started chanting to the crowd outside Montclair High Friday night.
Five years ago, De La Salle (Concord, Calif.) was supposed to visit Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) for a cross-country clash, but Bosco's league voted against allowing the game. This year the league allowed the game, and on Saturday night in California De La Salle will host Bosco in a nationally televised contest.
Charlotte's Independence is back in the rankings, just in time for a battle with Butler (Matthews, N.C.). The Patriots, who had their 109-game winning streak snapped when they lost their opener to Elder (Cincinnati) at the Herbstreit Challenge in Ohio, have regrouped to win eight straight.