Boylan prepares for toughest playoff challenge to this point

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) The two times Boylan won state back in 2011 and 2012, the Titans went 14-0. This year, they are on that path once again at 11-0 heading into the quarterfinals. Now, Boylan has to get ready for its toughest matchup of the postseason.

The two-seed Titans will host three-seed Sycamore in the Class 5A Elite Eight on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. This comes a week after the Spartans knocked off state runner-up Montini in overtime.

The Titans have rolled through the first two weeks of the playoffs, scoring an average of 43.5 PPG while giving up a total of just six points.

"No, we weren't expecting anything like that," said senior quarterback John Starck. "But it just shows that we prepare for every game the same. The first two rounds, we knew are stuff and we knew what we needed to do and this week, hopefully will be the same."

Boylan lost in last year's quarterfinal game, and while the start to this postseason has gone according to plan, the players have not forgotten about last season.

"Obviously, can't really forget what happened last year," said Starck. "This season, we've talked about it a lot. But we're proud to get to this point and we're just going to keep rolling what we've been doing."

"We just make sure all our focus is on the game Saturday and what we have with Sycamore," said senior wide receiver Chase Dixon. "Really just focusing on that team and what we have to do to get the win. It's going to be loud, it's going to be noisy, big playoff game, big crowd, I'm excited."