The Class 5A championship is all about teams that know how to win, and win and win some more. Montini has won four state titles since 2004, the last three in a row.
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.
After graduating from Northern Illinois University in 1997 with a degree in physical education, Chris Thornton went looking for a job. Any job. Anywhere.
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,
Network to televise LIVE coverage of this weekends Class 1A-8A IHSA Football Championships from Memorial Stadium in Champaign, IL