The "Hit List" is a quick look at numbers and stats from around the world of Illinois High school football.
Well 5,025 yards to be exact. After Belleville Althoff's Jason Ford racked up 215 yards against Belleville East last weekend, he became just the 12th player to break 5,000 yards in an Illinois high school career. Ford sits at 11th on the all time list currently through week #2. Ford, who has rushed for over 200 yards in several games, could land at the 5th spot if he only rushed for 100 yards a game for the next 7 games and Althoff didn't make the playoffs. Although all signs point to Ford getting in at least 8 more games.
The most points scored by a team so far this year goes to Herrin, who dropped 62 points on East Richland & then beat Civic Memorial 53-0 in week #2.
As conference play starts in the newly realigned Chicago Catholic League, the Blue Division
is stacked with schools who've been to their share of State Finals Games, with 31 games between 5 schools. Chicago (Mt. Carmel)
holds most of them with 14 appearances, while every other team has won at least 1 state title and appeared in no less than two final games.
2007 Past Hit lists