I used to enjoy covering the state high school football championships at Illinois State's Hancock Stadium in Normal and at Illinois' Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
Don't you just wish that once in your lifetime, just once, a coach will look into a camera on national television and deliver a scathing scouting report on his opponent?
It's the reward for all the hours spent in the weight room in March. Or the prize for battling through two-a-days in 95-degree August heat.
Most state championship teams feature at least one high profile player who is a Division I recruit or has All-State credentials...like Aaron Bailey, Jason Westerkamp, Matt Alviti, Matt Perez, Reill
Baseball players dream about hitting a game-winning home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the World Series.