The Illini are always trying to earn credibility in Chicago. That’s where the population is ... the alumni, the money, the prospective athletes.
Arcola started Friday with a 35-17 win against Stark County to win a Class 1A state title in DeKalb. By the time Friday evening rolled around, Arcola supporters greeted the state champs with a caravan on Interstate 57 and a celebration at the high school.
Arcola defeats Stark County 35-17 in the IHSA Class 1A high school championship football game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, Ill. The community celebrates the win at a homecoming, held at the school, later that evening.
URBANA — With speculation rampant about the next University of Illinois athletic director, campus officials have yet to decide on a search committee, a search consultant or a time frame for the process.
Scott Hamilton will head to the state championship for the fifth time as Unity’s coach today. He brings a team that upped its game in the playoffs after three regular-season losses. Preps coordinator Anthony Zilis chatted with him about his time in Tolono, his team this season and today’s matchup:
Zach Zehr has Arcola playing for a Class 1A state title in just his third season at the Purple Riders’ helm. Staff writer Scott Richey caught up with the teacher/coach/athletic director to find out more about his team, how he got into coaching and how he likes to spend his time off:
TOLONO — Unity’s postseason run was on the ropes in the second half of the Rockets’ Class 3A quarterfinal game against rival Monticello.
Alek Bundy’s pick-six off Unity quarterback Steven Migut early in the second half had the Sages leading by two scores. They had the upper hand.
And that’s when the Rockets’ senior leadership kicked in around their sophomore quarterback.