...include no. 1 Maine South (9-0) vs. Stevenson (5-4); no. 11 Glenbrook South (8-1) vs. Schaumburg (5-4); and no. 17 Loyola (7-2) vs. dark horse Glenbard North (6-3). If Maine South and Loyola are victorious Saturday they will meet up next week in Park Ridge. I can think of at least one blogger who will be in attendance. Bob Sakamoto of the Chicago Tribune is calling for Maine South to play Glenbrook South in the semifinals. Who knows? Stay tuned.
As an aside, rising star Minnesota should handle Northwestern easily with the injuries to two Wildcat starters, Tyrell Sutton and C. J. Bache. The Gophers would have won anyway due to home field advantage and their much improved play. Like Michigan State, they are a notch below Big Ten powerhouses Ohio State and Penn State. Keep your eye on that team!
Midwestern college football fans will have to content themselves with Texas-Texas Tech or Florida-Georgia. Dartmouth-Harvard? Maybe it's a good weekend to get outside and rake those leaves.