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SOUTHWEST SUBURBAN BLUE
Outlook: Lincoln-Way East won the conference title last season, then Bolingbrook, behind quarterback Aaron Bailey, went on to claim the Class 8A state championship. The two perennial powers could dominate the race again this season.
Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.
QB Aaron Bailey, Bolingbrook 6-2 225 Sr.
CB Parrker Westphal, Boling. 6-0 190 Jr.
QB Tom Fuessel, Lincoln-Way E. 6-2 180 Sr.
TE Willie Ross, Homewood-F. 6-3 190 Sr.
OL Nick Allegretti, Lincoln-Way E. 6-3 260 Jr.
Quote: ‘‘[Bolingbrook’s] Aaron Bailey is a stud, a beast. The thing about him is his freakish size for a quarterback. He’s a man, and he is so fast. He’s the best I’ve seen in a while.’’ — Joliet West coach Jason Aubry.
Predicted finish: Bolingbrook, Lincoln-Way East, Homewood-Flossmoor, Joliet West, Sandburg, Lockport, Lincoln-Way Central, Joliet Central.