St. Rita’s hold on the preseason No. 1 will be thoroughly tested the first three weeks of the season with games against Mount Carmel, Loyola and a talented team in Louisville, Kentucky.
A pair of three-star prospects committed to Power Five schools highlights the list of the area’s top running backs.
The Griffins have been one of the state’s most dominant football teams since the program began in 2001.
It would not be a stretch for the Hilltoppers to proclaim themselves the kings of Illinois high school football.
A pair of Big Ten recruits and five players from the Chicago Catholic League/East Suburban Catholic highlight the list of the area’s top offensive linemen.
No. 8 Hinsdale Central was one of the dominant teams in the area during the spring season.
Six Big Ten recruits, including two each for Illinois and Northwestern, highlight the list of the area’s top 10 receivers.
Two highly ranked prospects from the CCL/ESCC superconference highlight the list of the area’s top 10 quarterbacks.
A look at 10 defensive players to watch in the area. A highly ranked national player and two Illinois recruits highlight the list.