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Season highlight DVD

Purchase a copy of the Wolves' first state championship season

Order your copy of the "Historic Journey" DVD today.

The 30-minute mini-documentary includes specially compiled footage and commentary from throughout the 2011 season, chronicling the Prairie Ridge run through conference and the postseason. For only $14.95 you can relive the highlights of each week, hear from players, and get the perspective of the Northwest Herald sports staff.

Season Preview

See the preseason take on P-R

Week 1 • August 26, 2011

Wolves live up to ranking in season opener

GLEN ELLYN — As the player who keys Prairie Ridge's triple-option offense, quarterback Nick Nissen wants to be certain his side holds up its end of the bargain. Read more »

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Week 2 • September 2, 2011

Mundelein offense no match for Wolves defense

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge continued its offensive dominance and hard-nosed defense and put themselves in the driver seat early in the first quarter against their non-conference opponents from Mundelein. Read more »

Week 3 • September 9, 2011

Wolves' option offense sparkles in first division game

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge's offense creates problems for opposing defenses and even its own head coach. The Wolves' backfield - composed of Jordan Getzelman, who finished with three touchdowns and 235 total yards, and Connor Greenwald - combined for 316 yards and four touchdowns Friday to lead the Wolves to a 43-2 Fox Valley Conference Valley Division win against Huntley.

"We were all hyped up and ready to go tonight," said Getzelman, who has seven touchdowns this season for his team, which is ranked No. 4 in The Associated Press Class 6A poll. "We wanted to come in and make a statement." Read more »

Week 4 • September 16, 2011

Wolves dominate the first half against D-C

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge needed only nine plays to put up 21 points against Dundee-Crown. The Wolves rolled from there, holding the Chargers to only six total yards in the first half. Quarterback Nick Nissen was 6-for-11 passing for 209 yards and two touchdowns before he and the starters were replaced at the start of the second half.

Week 5 • September 23, 2011

Prairie Ridge rises to the test on homecoming night

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge felt like it was time for a test. The Wolves' big wins in the first four games of the football season were nice, but Friday's matchup against Crystal Lake Central enticed them. Read more »

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Week 6 • September 30, 2011

Wolves capitalize on five South turnovers

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge's offense is explosive enough to put up ample points on its own. When the defense and special teams start pitching in with takeaways and return touchdowns, the Wolves are practically unbeatable. Read more »

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Week 7 • October 7, 2011

Wolves rally in second half to top Jacobs

ALGONQUIN — Prairie Ridge barely had touched the football enough to leave fingerprints before it trailed Jacobs by two touchdowns. Eventually, the defense slowed Jacobs down. Read more »

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Week 8 • October 14, 2011

No. 1 Wolves put on offensive show against McHenry

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge's football team racked up 364 yards of offense and a 42-0 lead against McHenry less than 10 minutes into the first quarter Friday. The Wolves, who were ranked No. 1 in IHSA Class 6A heading in, scored 35 points on their first eight plays. Read more »

Week 9 • October 21, 2011

Cary-Grove shocks Prairie Ridge in overtime

CRYSTAL LAKE — Cary-Grove senior Matt Gerebizza struggled to articulate his thoughts after what had just transpired. The Trojans shocked the conference Friday night by taking down Prairie Ridge in overtime. Read more »

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Round 1 • October 29, 2011

PR sends message: Remember the Wolves

CRYSTAL LAKE — Prairie Ridge's football players were concerned they had fallen off the radar. Last week's overtime loss to Cary-Grove to end the regular season seemed to ebb some of the attention surrounding the Wolves' playoff-opening game against Marmion on Saturday.Read more »

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Round 2 • November 5, 2011

Another runaway sends Wolves to Quarterfinals

GLEN ELLYN — It took awhile for Jordan Getzelman to catch his breath. After all, the Prairie Ridge junior had just run what felt like a half-marathon on a football field Saturday night. Read more »

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Quarterfinals • November 12, 2011

Wolves make it look easy over Nazareth

CRYSTAL LAKE — As Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" blasted from the public-address system, Prairie Ridge's players, huddled near midfield, thrust their helmets into the air and screamed with the chorus, "So good! So good! So good!" Read more »

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Semifinals • November 19, 2011

Wolves power way past Batavia to state final

BATAVIA — Prairie Ridge safety Sean Folliard could see he was not going to beat the pass from Batavia quarterback Noel Gaspari to tight end Evan Zeddies, so he did the next-best thing: "Go all out." Read more »

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Championship • November 26, 2011

Prairie Ridge accomplishes mission with championship

CHAMPAIGN — Amidst the din of screaming Prairie Ridge fans in Memorial Stadium's south end zone, Prairie Ridge linebacker Brad Simms, gold medal draped around his neck, searched for words. "It's unbelievable," Simms said. Read more »

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