The Chicago Daily News and Chicago Sun-Times once sponsored gala All-Area banquets to recognize the best high school athlete in the city and suburbs in football, boys and girls basketball, soccer,
1 Glenbard West (14-0)
Last Week (Ranked 2): Defeated Lincoln-Way East 10-8
Glenbard North coach Ryan Wilkens is building a case for Justin Jackson as the Player of the Year in Illinois.
"I wouldn't trade him for anybody," Wilkens said.
How about a backfield with quarterback Otto Graham, halfbacks Red Grange and Buddy Young and fullback Mike Alstott?
1 Lincoln-Way East (13-0)
Last Week (Ranked 1): Defeated Benet 37-13
Next Game: 7A Championship vs. Glenbard West (Saturday, 4pm)