The Herald-News Prep Football Capsules for Week 5, featuring key showdowns across the greater Joliet area.
Here are the Week 5 Associated Press IHSA football polls released Wednesday for all eight classes.
One of the most interesting things about the IHSA playoff process is that results in large schools affect small schools and vice versa. And a few large school surprises in Week 4 had an affect on all classes in Steve Soucie's playoff projection.
Some of the top teams are starting to settle into the Friday Night Drive Power Rankings, while two new teams crack our Top 25. See if your favorite team made the group and where they rank.
Although most conferences have started to find some separation, a few others have already turned into log jams that might not be fully cleared until the end of the season. Steve Soucie takes a look at what we learned in Week 4.
Nine games around the state feature a pair of undefeated teams, but many, many others should have a big impact on the playoff landscape. Steve Soucie looks at some of the top Week 4 matchups.
Here are the Week 4 Associated Press IHSA football polls released Wednesday for all eight classes.
The Herald-News Prep Football Capsules for Week 4, featuring breakdowns of matchups across the greater Joliet area.
Week 3 results led to a little more clarity around teams likely to reach five wins and 34 new or returning squads were added to this week's projection. See if and where your team fits in the projected 256-team field.
The Friday Night Drive Power Rankings stayed fairly stable after the Week 3 slate of games. See if you favorite team found space in the Top 25.
100 teams survived the first three weeks without a loss. There are many of the usual suspects on the list, but there are some intriguing newcomers worthy of discussion. Steve Soucie takes a look at what we learned in Week 3.
Marian Central Catholic quarterback Cale McThenia sees the benefit of spreading the ball around. But he can be forgiven for getting tunnel vision from time to time with Christian Betancur available to him. He worked from both columns in a 40-0 win over Bishop McNamara Saturday.
The majority of conferences around the state open up league play in Week 3. Will the typically hierarchies hold? Or will new teams emerge as favorites? Steve Soucie looks at some of the top Week 3 matchups.
Here are the Week 3 Associated Press IHSA football polls released Wednesday for all eight classes.
The Herald-News Prep Football Capsules for Week 3 of the 2023 season