Bloom's 1957 football team could have been the best ever produced in Illinois, better than St. Rita 1971 or Evanston 1971 or Joliet Catholic 1975 or East St.
Plainfield North isn't old enough to have a football tradition. The eight-year-old school still seeking its first victory in the state playoff.
Thornton's Jalen Banks is a unique personality. He is a genuine student-athlete. He competes in two sports. He ranks No. 3 in a class of 432.
Another playoff game in the books, another controversial incident, and another black eye for the NHL.