Monday, November 7, 2016

Last year the top two teams... everyone's final rankings were Loyola and Glenbard West. Both undefeated, they took the 8A and 7A crowns, respectively. I wondered -- and still wonder -- how a Rambler - Hilltopper showdown would have turned out.

Although Glenbard West graduated Tribune Player of the Year Sam Brodner (above) and lost back-to-back games this year (to Lyons and Hinsdale Central) the Hitters could very well meet up with Loyola in the semifinals in two weeks. (And it would be a day game.)

Other than that the Ramblers could face Maine South, again, this time in the finals in Champaign. Loyola held off the Hawks, 44-43, at home in Week Two. (I was there.)

In 7A, as I already mentioned, Fenwick could meet up with Benet in the final. (More on that later.)

Finally, in 6A, I don't have to tell anyone about the possible (probable?) matchup in the semifinals between Fox Valley Conference rivals Prairie Ridge and Cary-Grove. The Wolves, you may recall, handed the Trojans their only loss of the season in Week One, 26-14.

As for the other five classes, I don't have anything interesting to say (yet).

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