Superman has left the building at Glenbard North.
Superman, as in former two-time All State running back Justin Jackson, took his 6,514 career rushing yards (5th all-time in IHSA history) and his 5.0 GPA to Northwestern this fall.
So what can we expect from the Panthers and head coach Ryan Wilkens in 2014?
I fully expect the Panthers to stick to the same approach and the same formula that has led Glenbard North to nine straight state playoff appearances and two 2nd place finishes so far in Ryan Wilkens tenure.
So this season, while Superman roams Evanston, look for the Panthers to play a solid mix of running game and play action passing along with a tough-as-nails defense. Senior QB Brett Gasiowoski (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) has a big arm and is also drawing recruiting looks at a few different positions this summer. The Panthers also have plenty of players on both sides of the football to step up, and that is yet another constant in Carol Stream. You'll be hard pressed to find a school and a community who cares more about their football more than Glenbard North.
So while one Superhero moves on, the Panthers will simply look towards another to step up and wear the cape.