Saturday, October 25, 2014

If you care about high school football...

...then you probably don't need to read this post. (You already know what's in it.) But I'll write it anyway just to organize my own scattered mind.

First of all, ten of the thirteen undefeated teams I mentioned earlier in the week finished 9-0. Two, DeKalb and Momence, lost last night while one, Nazareth, still has to play today.

So here are the ten perfect teams (I may have missed one or two; sorry) and their probable playoff classes according to the IHSA website. (The brackets will be announced tonight -- can't wait!)


1. Stevenson


2. Glenbard West
3. Maine South
4. Cary-Grove
5. Highland Park (which beat Glenbrook North last night, 34-33!)

Which one of these unlucky guys draws Mount Carmel (5-4) or Wheaton Warrenville South (5-4) in Round One? Will the Caravan and the Tigers meet up in Champaign?


6. Lemont
7. Peoria Notre Dame


8. Normal University 
9. Sacred Heart-Griffin (which beat Rochester in its ninth running-clock victory of the year. And SHG Coach Ken Leonard did so against his own son, Derek, above. Wow; I bet that'll be an awkward Thanksgiving dinner!)


10. Geneseo (which beat DeKalb in the only battle of undefeateds last night.)

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I made it down to Gately Stadium on the South Side for Mount Carmel's big 10-7 victory over Loyola (7-2). It was a beautiful night and a great game! I'll have more to say on it later.

In the meantime, did you know that Frank Lenti played only one season of football -- his freshman year -- at Mount Carmel? (I sat next to a guy last night who went there with him.) The state's winningest football coach in history played baseball!

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