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Akui dominates in Prep Bowl
In the 76th Chicago Prep Bowl put the Mustangs from St. Rita against the Wolverines from Simeon (10-4) at Solder Field. In this game, the Catholic league has won the last three games and this years wasn't any different with a 34-20 win for St. Rita. For more click here!

Second round playoffs. . .
Lots of upsets in the second round of the Illinois high school playoffs... but a few teams continued doing what they do best... Click here to read more.

Will-Cook Superbowl Sunday
There were 10 teams fighting and clawing to get to this point and now there are two teams at each level (widgets, peewees, junior varsity and varsity) playing for the SUPERBOWL and to be called a champion! For more click here.

The first round of the playoff were somewhat  overshadowed by Mother Nature, who has been pounding the Chicagoland area with measurable rain amounts over the last couple of days. These conditions are forcing some team to leave their comfy home fields and take their games on the road, well, sort of. For more click here.

High School Football - Week 9 & City Playoffs Coverage
This weeks' Friday night lights actually kicked off Wednesday with the Public league playoffs. On Friday, Mother Nature represented with cold, blowing rain but this didn't stop teams from capitalizing. For more, click here!

Proposal to IHSA seeks to eliminate football conferences
The Illinois High School Association should eliminate football conferences and schedule the football regular season based on geography and school size, Eureka principal Rich Wherley suggested in an IHSA by-law amendment proposal. The full text of the IHSA by-law proposals can be read here:

Will-Cook P-L-A-Y-O-F-F-S
The first weekend of the Will-Cook playoffs consisted of high scores and two overtimes. For more, click here.

As the season begins to wind down, there are a few teams fighting to hang on to their playoff ticket, and teams that are in the playoffs who are digging deep to stay motivated so they can get a good seed... For more, click here.

High School Football - Week 7
week 7 of high school football kicks off, many are calling this ‘statement weekend.’ Things got started with a very impressive homecoming victory for Simeon (57) over Hyde Park (6). The Wolverines scored early and often in this contest by the skills of quarterback Quincy Skanes, who passed for two touchdowns; Ronnie Oliver, who scored 3 touchdowns; and Brandon Nolan who scored twice including an 80-yard touchdown run. For more, click here.

Concussions get a closer look
Schools increase awareness of injuries that killed 50 young football players in 10 years, and how to diagnose them

Josh Jaremko and a hard-charging linebacker butted helmets during a routine drill of the sophomore football team at Hinsdale Central High School in August -- one of hundreds of collisions during that practice session. He didn't feel quite right, but returned to the field the following day. Click here for more

Oak Park residents sue to stop stadium lighting
Three Oak Park residents who live near the Oak Park-River Forest High School stadium have filed a lawsuit requesting that a judge order the school to remove its new stadium lights or be required to better mitigate the noise and light they say is negatively impacting the neighborhood. For more click here.

High School football at its best during Week 6
Most teams had to battle to opponents... the actual team they were faced with and Mother Nature... For more, click here.

Very busy Week 6 in Will-Cook Football League
For a summary of the action from Week 6, click here.

What a hot Week 5 in high school football
Week 5 kicked off with a special dedication for south side football coach over at Fenger;  then to a couple of undefeated conference teams battled it out under the lights to overtime; the Caravan gets its swagger back; and the Southland conference (Bloom) makes' IHSA history... Click here to read more...
Sometimes football is more than a sport...
Thamail Morgan took the kickoff and headed up the field.  He was at the 20 ... 30 ... 40. He had been avoiding, dodging or just simply running through tacklers on the way. Football always had come easily for Morgan. This game was no different. By the time he hit midfield, only open space was ahead of him. The two-time Arkansas all-state selection was headed for a touchdown. He glanced at the clock and saw the final seconds ticking away. He realized his team, Cave City, was on the way to a victory over Yellville-Summit, comfortably ahead, 34-16. He also realized two other things: This wasn't an ordinary game. And he wasn't the same Thamail Morgan. For more, click here!
Will-Cook - Week 5
For a summary of the action from Week 5, click here.
Week 4 News is in....
A lot of BIG surprises and nailbiters during week 4 of Amateur Sports Friday night lights!  Read more...
Week 3 News is in....
Friday night lights in the Chicagoland area was FANTASTIC!!! Several BIG scoring games, several Catholic league showdowns, and a fabulous comeback in the Public league... Read more...
North Chicago suspended indefinitely
The coach of the North Chicago High School football team this morning apologized to his community for the  brawl that resulted in his program's indefinite suspension by the Illinois High School Association. Coach Glen Kozlowski, a former Chicago Bear and current WGN-AM 720 host, described the play that sparked the melee with the Simeon High School team last Friday as "a cheap shot" and said, "We were wrong." Read more...
Kyle Prater makes his decision...
Senior wide receiver at Proviso West announced Wednesday, September 2, that he will enroll at Southern California in January. Suggest it's a soft commitment...  CONGRATULATIONS EITHER WAY!!!
Tragedy hits the football field...
Curie senior running back Quaashi Chandler died Friday night after collapsing on the sideline after suffering an apparent asthma attack during a game in Bolingbrook. He was rushed to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and paramedics tried to resuscitate him. R,I,P. Quaashi Chandler ~ Autopsy results are in...
UPDATE: Bolingbrook to raise money for Curie family~click here!
Week 2 News is in....
What a night of high school football... #1 loses to #2, a brawl, lots of BIG scores, and a tragic death...
BIG statement game for Robeson. . .
Tough afternoon for Julian faithful and their annual J.W. Smith & Roy Curry Bowl Sunday afternoon at Gately. Read more...
2009 High School Kick-off Weekend ~click here
High School Football Bans Horse-Collar Tackles - FINALLY ~click here for more
13 Year old accepts scholarship to University of Tennessee. Is that too young? ~click here for more!
Data on Graduation Rates & Black Coaches Call for Drastic Action ~click here
MUST READ: How College Athletes are Majoring in Eligibility and Minoring in Beating the System ~click here!
MUST READ:  NFL Players are living scared... ~click here!
A High School Practice Facility worth checking out - click here

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Reality of Sports Scholarships provided by New York Times and Bill Pennington   Gear Essentials for Football by Active.com
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