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Kaneland, DeKalb, Hiawatha and Genoa-Kingston all picked up wins, while Sycamore fell to the Barbs in overtime. Links to photos, videos and more are all here.
After a 2020 hiatus, the First National Challenge football game returned Friday, with fans filling Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium to see the DeKalb Barbs take on the Sycamore Spartans freshman and varsity football teams and raise $43,000.
Sycamore High School head football coach Joe Ryan described the death of former coach Peter “Pete” Johnson, who passed away peacefully on Aug. 19 in his home, as “losing Mr. Sycamore.” Johnson was 98.
After spending time as a player and assistant coach at Iowa, and then as head coach at Wisconsin earlier in his career, Prophetstown native Bret Bielema is excited to be back in the Big Ten coaching his home-state Fighting Illini football team this fall.
Hampshire won its most football games since 2015, going 4-1 in the COVID-19 pandemic-shortened spring season. The Whip-Purs have plenty of talented players returning and have every reason to feel good about the 2021 fall season.
Richmond-Burton's Brock Wood capped his athletic year with the Class 1A 220-pound state title at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Boys Open State Championships. Wood made the Northwest Herald All-Area first team in wrestling and football, and played first base on a the Rockets' 25-6 baseball team. He is the 2021 Northwest Herald Male Athlete of the Year.
Joliet Catholic's Jordan Anderson didn't know what to expect from the short season, but one thing he knew for sure was that he wasn't going to waste whatever opportunity he had to make an impression.
The Batavia and Wheaton North football teams wrapped up their seasons with a Saturday afternoon matchup at Huskie Stadium on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
The Hiawatha High School football team hosted North Fulton Saturday in Kirkland.