Bolingbrook wasn't even ranked among the top 15 teams in Illinois at the outset of the 2011 high school football season.
Illinois' annualhotbed of basketball talent is no exception this year, as at least threeplayers from the the state are expected to be drafted in the first round ofThursday's NBA Draft.
As a junior, quarterback Matt Alviti led Maine South to the Class 8A championship.
As a senior, quarterback Aaron Bailey led Bolingbrook to the Class 8A championship.
Bruce Firchau hasn't had so much fun since he caught a 26-pound lake trout near the Arctic Circle a few years ago.