So what should we talk about with a mere 199 days until IHSA Football Kickoff, you ask?
Why, of course, the Chicago Catholic League Preseason Kickoff Classic. It seems we have two important changes of note.
First off, the venue has been moved from Soldier Field to Toyota Park for the games played on August 31. Why?
It seems like some group named One Direction (OMG!) will invade Soldier Field for two shows on August 29 and 30.
The second big change? Two-time defending state champion Mount Carmel will take on St. Joseph Prep from Philadelphia, with kickoff set for noon on August 31. St. Joseph Prep won the 2013 PIAA Class 4A state title.
Here is the schedule for the 2014 Chicago Catholic League Preseason Kickoff Classic:
12 p.m. -- St. Joseph Prep PA vs. Mount Carmel
3 p.m. -- St. Ignatius vs. Walter Payton Prep
6 p.m. -- St. Rita vs. Simeon