It gets tiring year after year hearing from fans (especially) and coaches (occasionally) about how much of an advantage football playoff teams have for the FOLLOWING season by getting the extra one to five weeks of practice.
As devoted News-Gazette readers are undoubtedly aware, eight of our staff writers take a shot at predicting the winners in 10 selected high school football games each week.
The first night of the IHSA football playoffs is complete and the results reinforce why the outcomes are determined on the field and not by rankings or seedings.
You've heard the story about the guy who had a screw loose, but I bet you haven't heard about the variation which happened Wednesday night at Centennial High School.
The juggernaut that is Westville High School football surfaced again Friday as the Tigers captured the Coal Bucket trophy for the fourth consecutive year and for the sixth time in the past seven years, whipping Georgetown-Ridge Farm 54-20.
We don't know who is responsible for the scheduling of football games in the Vermilion Valley Conference, but that person deserves a rousing ovation.
How did you spend your Saturday? Watching another last-second Illini football loss? Maybe you were attacking the leaves in your gutters?
Five is the magic number, but it might not be the correct number.
Area radio stations do a great job of providing play-by-play of their local high school football, basketball and, occasionally, volleyball games.