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The Hit List 2007

The "Hit List" is a quick look at numbers and stats from around the world of Illinois High school football.


Other conference opponents maybe feeling a little blue after looking at their upcoming schedule for the 2007 Okaw Valley (Blue)conference. On top of having undefeated 2006 2A State ChampsMaroa (M.-Forsyth)who was placed in the new Blue division of the Okaw Valley, they will also have to face undefeated 2006 1A State Champs Tuscola , who is a new member to the Okaw Valley after leaving the Little Okaw Valley . Mark you calendars for week #7 (Oct 5th) as these two teams face off against each other.

Ontop of the game listed above, two other games in the regular season games will pit two 2006 state final qualifing teams against one another. Six consecutive time state championsAddison (Driscoll)will face off against conference foe and 5A Runner-upWoodstock (Marian) in week #8 (Oct. 12). Week #4 will see 7A ChampsChicago (St. Rita)face off against long time rival and 8A Runner-up Chicago (Mt. Carmel).

The current record of Springfield (S.H.G.) back-to-back 5A State Champions. The last time the Cyclones lost was in the 2004 playoffs 21-14 toJacksonville (H.S.) . Head coach Ken Leonard lost all around record setting QB Bobby Brenneisen to graduation, but players like Division 1 prospect Leonard Hubbard (LB 6'1 220 sr.) returning on defense, the Cyclones will be one of the teams to beat in 5A for sure.

Height of bothLombard (Montini) 's Chuck Porcelli &Elmhurst (York)'s Neil Dieters. Porcelli tips the scale at 285 and has verbaled to Northwestern while Dieters is pushing 325 and has several offers from Division 1 schools.

Number of teams that will have a new head coach this season. Some notable switchings include. Pontiac,West Chicago (H.S.), Belvidere , Oswego (HS), Maple Park (Kaneland) & Harrisburg . Read more about the coaching changes here.


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