Rochester coach Derek Leonard had hoped that he and his father Ken, the longtime coach at Sacred Heart-Griffin in Springfield, would qualify for the state finals.
For two years, coach Don Beebe has been touting who he perceives as the next great quarterback at Aurora Christian, the multi-talented youngster who will follow in the footsteps of Jordan Roberts,
Manti Te'o, already a finalist for four postseason awards, will add another ceremony to his December tour.
The Fires playoff run may be over, but Mondays start of Major League Soccers awards began with two honors given to Chicago.
No. 20 Notre Dame 78, BYU 68