By Mike Clark
CHAMPAIGN The question all week long was, would Don Butkus play quarterback for Mount Carmel in the Class 8A state championship game?
The process of organizing Mount Carmel's football team for each season begins in the summer when the brothers Lenti, Frank and David, discuss personnel. Who will play offense?
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.
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.