The Hit List 2000
The "Hit List" is a quick look at numbers and stats from around the state.
in which the Park Ridge
(Maine South) (6A State Champs) were heard singing "Take me out to the ballgame" at a recent (May 2001) home game at Wrigley
for the Chicago Cubs.
Number of undefeated teams out of 6, still remaining in th class 4A playoffs.Kankakee (McNamara) being the lone team without a perfect record at 8-3. McNamara is one of only 3 teams to win a title with 3 losses. They did it back in class 3A in 1986.
Record of home teams in the 1sy round of playoff action in 2A. The lone upset coming when #10 seed Staunton beat #7 Albion (Edwards County) 24-14.
Pre-Playoffs Hit List
Regular season opponents that Mt. Carmel, IL. (8-1) faced that will be in the playoffs.
Number of regular season opponents that Chicago (Marshall) 9-0 & Tinley Park (HS) 9-0 faced that will be in the playoffs. Both teams are in 4A
Highest scoring avg. by any playoff team. Carthage 8-1 (1A)
Best point differential by any playoff team. Carthage 8-1 (1A)
Best points against avg. for a team in the playoffs. Carrollton 8-1 (1A)
Lowest point differential by any team in the playoffs. Wheaton (W. Warrenville South) 6-3 (6A)
Number of teams that have won state championships in the 4A playoffs, Chatham (Glennwood),Geneseo,Joliet (Catholic),Kankakee (McNamara) , Metamora, Peoria (Richwoods), Pontiac, Tinley Park (HS), & Washington. Number of teams in the other classes, 5A, 6A, 3A, 2A all had nine teams & 1A had six.
Number of players on Chicago (King)'s football team during their 1st round Chicago Public League playoff game vs. Chicago (Morgan Park). A game in which they almost tied, until they fumbled just outside of the redzone with 2:28 left in the game.
Number of points allowed by Naperville (Central) all year.
Also the number of points scored by Carol Stream (Glenbard North) (4-3) last friday, to stop Naperville's shut out streak at 6 games.
Welcome back to 4A Chatham (Gleenwood)
Once again, the number of points allowed by Naperville (Central) as a team.
Top Ranked 4A teamJoliet (Catholic)may not be in 4A come playoff time. The playoff outlook posted at IHSA.org has JCas the top school for enrollment in 4A aster week #5. Which could mean a jump into 5A. Of course the IHSA does not select the final class seeding untill after week 9, but it a trip to 5A would mean the #1 ranked team in 4A would no longer be the Hilltoppers. According to the IHSA, there hasn't been a school in 4A topping off the class under 1300 since the 1990 playoffs, which was 1217 and the lowest ever since the 6 class system. Currently Joliet Catholic is at 1202.79, which would be the lowest ever for an enrollment topoff in 4A history.
The number of points allowed by Naperville (Central) as a team.