A late Friday afternoon restraining order issued by a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge sprung Illinois school districts into action, including local ones, regarding mask policies, as administrators scrambled for legal advice on how to interpret the ruling before school resumes
All-State running back Chandler Binkley scored a 3-yard touchdown run on fourth and goal with five seconds left, and took in the two-point conversion, as Byron stunned IC Catholic Prep with two touchdowns in the final four minutes for a 15-14 win in a Class 3A semifinal in Elmhurst.
Jadon Mims is the middle linebacker and leading tackler of an IC Catholic Prep starting defense that has allowed just one score during the playoffs, also the team's starting left guard and at times plays fullback and H-back. 'He's our heart and soul.' Mims and the Knights are set to host Byron Saturday in a Class 3A semifinal in Elmhurst.
Here are previews of all the semifinal playoff football games for teams from around the Suburban Life coverage area including Wheaton North vs. Brother Rice, Fenwick vs. Sycamore and IC Catholic Prep vs. Byron.
Five years ago, Fenwick suffered a controversial overtime loss to Plainfield North in the state semifinals. Back in the semifinals for the first time since then, Kaden Cobb and the Friars look to lead the program to their first state championship game appearance. That, IC Catholic Prep back in a familiar position – against a familiar opponent – and Wheaton looking for a return to its heyday in Bob Narang's Suburban Life football notebook.