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  • Football preview: Lincoln-Way East, Bolingbrook, Lemont, Wilmington all could be good

    When the strength of high school football in the Joliet area is the topic, Lincoln-Way East, Bolingbrook and Lemont invariably show up early in the co ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:41 am
  • Football preview: Experience, offensive line play key roles for Morris

    MORRIS – After last season's final regular-season game, a 40-0 win over LaSalle-Peru, the Morris football team found itself in an unfamiliar situation ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:39 am
  • Football preview: Coach Oliver Gibson convinced Romeoville will be better

    ROMEOVILLE – Romeoville football coach Oliver Gibson is eyeing a playoff berth, and, although the Spartans are coming off a 1-8 season, he has no doub ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • Football preview: Lockport plans to succeed 'The Hard Way'

    LOCKPORT – Over the summer, the Lockport football team comes up with a motto for the season.This yea ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • Football preview: Quarterback Carnagio leading the charge for Minooka

    MINOOKA – If the Minooka football team takes the same approach every week as third-year starting quarterback Johnny Carnagio, this season won’t take a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:28 am
  • Football preview: Memory of 4-5 finish in 2015 motivates Lincoln-Way Central

    NEW LENOX – Lincoln-Way Central finished last season in the spot nobody wants to be in – 4-5 and one win short of the playoffs.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:26 am
  • Football preview: Lincoln-Way West focus on return to state finals

    NEW LENOX – Shortly after Lincoln-Way West's 2015 season ended in a 42-21 Class 5A state championship loss to Nazareth, the mantra for the 2016 season ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:24 am
  • Football preview: Plainfield East relying on youth to step up

    PLAINFIELD – Not since it opened its doors seven years ago has Plainfield East featured a team as young and inexperienced as the one that will take th ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:21 am
  • Football preview: Plainfield North out to erase memories of 2015

    PLAINFIELD – It’s hard to blame the Plainfield North football program for being a little angry this season. The Tigers have some unfinished business a ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Joliet Central, Joliet West primed to begin life in Southwest Prairie Conference

    JOLIET – If wins and losses are what matter most, the Joliet Township football teams have enjoyed limited success since the combined sports program wa ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:16 am
  • Football preview: New Plainfield Central coach changing Wildcats' mindset

    PLAINFIELD – First-year head coach Jon Pereiro teaches history and psychology at Plainfield Central.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:14 am
  • Football preview: Portz brothers fuel Bicker's first team at Plainfield South

    JOLIET – Nick and Jake Portz. Jake and Nick Portz.However you say it, the Plainfield South senior li ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:13 am
  • Football preview: Providence eyes rebound behind Warfield

    NEW LENOX – On Nov. 29, 2014, with 6:15 left in the Class 7A state championship game at the University of Illinois, then sophomore running back Richie ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:10 am
  • Football preview: It's a new group's turn at JCA

    JOLIET – A sweltering preseason practice almost was over when Joliet Catholic Academy football coach Dan Sharp asked for more from his players.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:08 am
  • Football preview: Jaxon Aubry set to lead Joliet West attack

    JOLIET – Coming off one of the best athletic years in school history, the Joliet West football team wants to continue the success that has been establ ...
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:06 am
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