08/24/2014, 5:45pm CDT, By Mike Clark | firstname.lastname@example.org | @mikeclarkpreps
Cary-Grove heads into this season with 16 returning starters from a 7-4 club and the belief that 2014 could be a year to remember.
08/24/2014, 5:00pm CDT, By Mike Clark | email@example.com | @mikeclarkpreps
Defending 8A champ Naperville Central returns a slew of experience intent on a repeat performance.
08/23/2014, 5:52pm CDT, By Mike Clark | firstname.lastname@example.org | @mikeclarkpreps
Last season, a gifted yet inexperienced Richards stole the show in the Class 6A playoffs before eventually bowing out in the state final. This year, with seniors Spencer Tears and Hasan Muhammad-Rogers at center stage, the Bulldogs are ready for prime time.
08/23/2014, 5:51pm CDT, By Mike Clark | email@example.com | @mikeclarkpreps
After a failed bid for the program's fourth consecutive Class 5A title, Montini appears more motivated than ever. And with talented players like Indiana recruit Leon Thornton III, the Broncos have good reason to be.
08/23/2014, 5:50pm CDT, By Beth LongFOX Sports NEXT | Twitter: @Beth_Long
Some of the area's top defenders are starting to watch their offers pile up, including DePaul Prep lineman Raequan Williams and Evanston’s Naquan Jones.
08/23/2014, 5:49pm CDT, By Mike Clark | firstname.lastname@example.org | @mikeclarkpreps
After a disappointing playoff exit last year for Lincoln-Way East, quarterback Mike Weller and running back Alex Kraft are hoping the Griffins will leave their mark all over the SouthWest Suburban Blue and beyond.
08/23/2014, 5:48pm CDT, By Mike Clark | email@example.com | @mikeclarkpreps
WW South's new quarterback-receiver combo of Josh Prueter and Keishawn Watson are hoping to recreate some of the offensive magic the Tigers have enjoyed in recent memory.
08/23/2014, 5:47pm CDT, By Chris Walker
Neuqua Valley was impressive last year, but defense was a notable flaw. The Wildcats are hoping their experience will pay off this season and put them in position to contend for the Class 8A state title.
08/23/2014, 5:46pm CDT, By Chris Walker
After winning its first six games last season and climbing up the state rankings, Benet suddenly fell apart, losing its final four games. Thankfully, a whole new season has begun.
08/23/2014, 5:45pm CDT, By Gene Chamberlain | firstname.lastname@example.org
The real litmus test for Elgin in its attempt to end a 12-game losing streak and start the climb back to Upstate Eight River respectability will be whether the offensive line and defense can stand up to the wear and tear in a physical conference.