Week 4 | Friday night football updates

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No. 1 Mount Carmel 21, Brother Rice 10

It was legendary coach Frank Lenti’s birthday Friday, but it’s safe to say nobody was singing “Happy Birthday” to him in the locker room at halftime at Gately Stadium.

Mount Carmel, the Tribune’s top-ranked team, led rival Brother Rice, but it didn’t come easily. The Caravan fell behind 3-0 and trailed 10-7 before a pair of touchdowns by Illinois recruit Matt Domer late in the second quarter gave them the 11-point lead.

Domer had an 18-yard touchdown run and caught a 12-yard pass for a score on third-and-goal with 29.9 seconds left before the half. Sal Perez caught a 17-yard pass from Alex Alarcon for the Crusaders' lone touchdown, while Brian Kane hit a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter for Rice.

-Brian Hedger @BrianHedger 

No. 3 Montini 13, St. Francis 0
Behind a pair of highlight-reel touchdown plays, Montini gained control of a key early season Suburban Christian Blue Conference gamein Lombard.

The Broncos struggled to move the chains, but Leon Thornton III turned a short screen pass into an 83-yard touchdown late in the first quarter.

Thornton III broke two tackles and raced untouched along the St. Francis sideline for a 7-0 lead. Early in the second quarter, with St. Francis threatening to tie the score, Montini defensive back Derrick Curry intercepted a pass and returned it 92 yards for a 13-0 lead.

St. Francis tailback James Butler had 13 carries for 53 yards, and the Spartans tallied 85 total yards before halftime. 

-Bob Narang @bobnarang

No. 8 Glenbard West 23, Lyons 7

After a dramatic 80-yard touchdown run by Leonard Ross gave Lyons an early 7-0 lead, the Hilltoppers scored 23 unanswered points.

Devante Toney and Scott Andrews scored on touchdown runs of 7 and 1 yards; the Hilltoppers got a safety after a bad snap on a Lions punt went into the end zone and Drew Vogg threw an 11-yard TD pass to Connor Schrauth 7 seconds left before halftime.

Glenbard West held Ross to 1 yard after his big run, and Andrews gained 104 yards.

- Bob Hurst @hurstsports

No. 10 Benet 15, No. 9 Crete-Monee 0

The good news for Crete-Monee is it probably won’t face a team as good as Benet when it begin its defense of the Class 6A title in a few weeks.

The bad news is the Warriors' 17-game winning streak is 24 minutes from coming to an end.