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Funk, St. Viator face monumental challenge

Arlington Heights (Ill.) St. Viator quarterback Jared Funk committed to Vanderbilt last summer, and has proceeded to set the East Suburban Catholic Conference on fire this fall as a running-passing threat. On Friday Funk faces his biggest test of the season as the Lions face Joliet Catholic, the No. 4-ranked team in the nation. Funk's high school coach previews the game and tells VandyMania readers what they can expect to see from Funk in the future.

****** Talk about a one-sided rivalry. St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill. has been playing Joliet Catholic Academy in football for over 30 years, and not once in all those years has St. Viator come out victorious. When the two East Suburban Catholic Conference foes clash again Friday night in Joliet, conventional wisdom and history would both say Joliet Catholic (6-0)-- one of...

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