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Class 2A: Byron beats Teutopolis for first state championship

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Class 2A: Byron beats Teutopolis for first state championship

NORMAL — Paige Holloway scored 17 points to lead Byron over Teutopolis, 53-44, in Saturday's Class 2A title game, giving the Tigers their first state championship.

Bailey Burrows scored 13 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, while Lexi DeVries added 11 points for Byron (33-3).

Raegan Drees led Teutopolis (29-7) with 11 points. Jamie Sandschafer scored 10 points, while Anna Hartke grabbed a game-high 19 rebounds.

[MORE PREPS: Grace Baalman, Kassidy Klocke lead Calhoun to girls 1A title]

Byron led for all but one minute in the third quarter. Shelby Thompson hit a 3-pointer for the Teutopolis with a minute left in the game, pulling the Lady Shoes to 48-42.

Teutopolis defeated St. Joseph, 45-43, in Friday's semifinals to advance to the championship game, while Byron beat Camp Point, 55-31, in its semifinal matchup.

Teutopolis placed third in the state tournament in 2014.

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

92 Days to Kickoff: St. Edward

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

School: St. Edward

Head coach: Mike Rolando

Assistant coaches: Steve McShane, Scot Brockner, Eloy Diaz, Mike Childers, Mike Holte, Tim Wood, Zack McQueen and Andrew Yarwood

How they fared in 2017: 5-4 (2-3 Metro Suburban Blue Conference). St. Edward failed to make the 2017 IHSA state playoff field.

2018 Regular Season Schedule:

Aug. 24 vs Tinley Park

Aug. 31 @ Wheaton Academy

Sept. 7 @ Hope Academy

Sept. 14 vs Elmwood Park

Sept. 21 @ Guerin Prep

Sept. 28 @ Chicago Christian

Oct. 5 vs IC Catholic Prep

Oct. 12 vs Fenton

Oct. 19 vs Ridgewood

[MORE: 93 Days to Kickoff: Westr Aurora

Biggest storyline: Can the Green Wave reload and replace several multi-year starters lost to graduation this spring?

Names to watch this season: RB/LB Nick Wright and WR/DB Sidney Muhammed

Biggest holes to fill: Replacing standout quarterback Dylan Mlinarich will likely be one of the bigger projects for the 'Wave.

EDGY's Early Take: The Green Wave just missed out on the 2017 playoff because of low playoff points and will need to reload come August. Only two starters are back on both sides of the football. Look for St. Edward to get the football into the hands of RB Nick Wright quite a bit. WR Sidney Muhammed will also be another experienced play maker this fall. 

NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

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NBC Sports Chicago's 100 Days to Kickoff

NBCSportsChicago.com preps reporter "Edgy" Tim O’Halloran spotlights 100 high school football teams in 100 days. The first 75 team profiles will focus on teams making strides across Chicagoland and elsewhere in the state. Starting July 30, we’ll unveil the @NBCSPrepsTop 25 Power Rankings, leading up to kickoff on Friday, Aug. 24.

In case you missed any of our previews, here is our rundown:

100. De La Salle

99. Crystal Lake South

98. Eisenhower

97. Back of the Yards

96. Jacobs

95. Waubonsie Valley

94. Kaneland

93. West Aurora

92. St. Edward