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UPSTATE EIGHT VALLEY
Outlook: Waubonsie Valley has the returning talent to claim the top spot in the league but everyone will be wondering if the Warriors will have a hangover from last year’s upset playoff loss to No. 16 seed Belleville East.
Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.
DE/TE Chris Kantzavelos, Bartlett 6-3 220 Sr.
LB Kyle Kirchhoff, Bartlett 5-10 225 Sr.
LB Austin Lacke, Waubonsie Valley 6-0 210 Sr.
RB Austin Guido, Waubonsie Valley 5-11 190 Sr.
RB Joey Rhattigan, Neuqua Valley 6-0 200 Sr.
Quote: “I think they have something to prove, especially the seniors … It’s in the history books and they get to write their own legacy this year.” — Waubonsie Valley coach Paul Murphy.
Predicted finish: Waubonsie Valley, Neuqua Valley, Bartlett, Lake Park, South Elgin, East Aurora.