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Illinois AP football rankings: Week 6

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Illinois AP football rankings: Week 6

The Illlinois high school football AP polls are out. Here are the latest rankings of Illinois high school football teams in each class, according to an Associated Press panel of sportswriters:

Class 8A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lincoln-Way East (11) 6-0 110 1
2. Warren 6-0 80 2
3. Loyola 4-2 76 4
4. Notre Dame (Niles) 6-0 71 5
5.  Hinsdale Central 6-0 68 3
6. Homewood-Flossmoor 5-1 57 6
7. Neuqua Valley 5-1 55 8
8. Minooka 6-0 40 7
9. Oswego 6-0 18 9
10. Bolingbrook 5-1 16 T-10

Others receiving votes: South Elgin 12, Maine South 5, Barrington 3, St. Charles East 2, Huntley 2.

Class 7A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. (Chicago) Mt. Carmel (10) 6-0 109 1
2. Nazareth (1) 5-1 89 2
3. Glenbard West 6-0 83 3
4.  Batavia 5-1 73 5
5.  Hersey 6-0 67 6
6. Phillips 5-1 46 4
T-7. Rolling Meadows 6-0 35 8
T-7. Benet 6-0 35 9
9. Conant 6-0 29 NR
10. Brother Rice 4-2 24 7

Others receiving votes: Normal (Community) 7, Willowbrook 4, Glenbard East 2, St. Charles North 1, Andrew 1.

Class 6A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Chatham Glenwood (8) 6-0 118 1
2.  Crete-Monee (2) 6-0 111 2
3.  Simeon (2) 4-1 96 6
4. Cary-Grove 5-1 86 4
5. Richards 5-1 71 5
6. Prairie Ridge 5-1 39 10
7. Yorkville (1) 6-0 50 8
8. Antioch 5-1 39 10
9. Providence  4-2 37 3
10.  Normal West 4-2 11 9


Others receiving votes: Springfield 10, Lemont 8, Kaneland 6, Peoria Central 6, Shepard 2.

Class 5A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. East St. Louis (14) 6-0 140 1
2. Sterling 6-0 115 3
3. Boylan Catholic 6-0 96 4
4.  Hillcrest 5-1 91 5
5.  Montini 4-2 78 2
6.  Sycamore 5-1 68 6
7. Marion 6-0 56 7
8. St. Rita 3-3 47 8
9.  Kankakee 5-1 40 10
10.  Carbondale 5-1 11 NR

Others receiving votes: Joliet Catholic 9, Dunlap 8, Triad 6, Cahokia 5.

Class 4A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. IC Catholic (12) 6-0 120 1
2. Rochester 6-0 103 2
3. Coal City 6-0 99 3
4. Richmond-Burton 6-0 79 4
5. Stillman Valley 6-0 66 5
6.  Mt. Zion 6-0 46 7
7.  Columbia 6-0 38 6
8. Effingham 6-0 33 8
9. St. Francis 5-1 23 10
10.  Genoa-Kingston 6-0 22 9

Others receiving votes: Illinois Valley Central 17, Bishop McNamara 12, Bethalto Civic Memorial 1, Benton 1.

Class 3A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Wilmington (8) 6-0 114 1
2. Williamsville (4) 6-0 107 2
3. Byron 5-1 92 3
4. Beardstown 6-0 74 4
5. Vandalia 6-0 63 6
6. Nashville 6-0 62 5
7. Fairfield 6-0 51 7
8. Pana 6-0 31 8
9. Princeton 5-1 27 10
10. Eureka 5-1 20 9

Others receiving votes: Peotone 8. Mt. Carmel (IL) 6, Breese Mater Dei 4, DuQuoin 1.

Class 2A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Fieldcrest (6) 6-0 113 1
2. Clifton Central (5) 6-0 107 2
3. Maroa-Forsyth (1) 5-1 92 3
4. Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 5-1 83 4
5.  St. Teresa 5-1 70 6
6.  Knoxville 6-0 59 7
7. Newman Central Catholic 5-1 49 8
8. Bismarck-Henning 5-1 37 5
9. Auburn 4-2 20 NR
10. West Carroll 4-2 16 NR

Others receiving votes: Orion 6, Rockridge 4, St. Edward 3, Sesser-Valier 1.

Class 1A

No. Team W-L Pts Prv
1. Lena-Winslow (7) 6-0 114 T-1
2.  Forreston (4) 6-0 105 T-1
3. Moweaqua Central A&M (1) 6-0 101 3
4.  Annawan-Wethersfield 6-0 82 T-4
5.  Morrison 6-0 62 6
6. Ottawa Marquette 6-0 52 7
7. Aquin 6-0 45 8
8. Camp Point Central 5-1 35 T-4
9. Athens 5-1 31 T-10
10. Hope Academy 6-0 9 NR

Others receiving votes: Aurora Christian 8, Carrollton 4, Tuscola 4, Watseka 4, Arcola 2, Fulton 1, Princeville 1.

High School Lites Week 2 basketball roundup

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High School Lites Week 2 basketball roundup

High School Lites featured plenty of great basketball action on Friday night as NBC Sports Chicago had highlights of many of the area's top matchups.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @CSNPreps for all of the latest IHSA basketball scores and highlights.

Windy City Legends: Kendrick Nunn

Team of the Week: Catalyst Maria Soccer

Athlete of the Week: Halle Douglass

Friday's scores:

Stevenson 57, Zion-Benton 44

No. 8 Evanston 50, New Trier 40

Homewood-Flossmoor 63, Lincoln-Way Central 31

No. 14 Thornton 58, Rich Central 34

No. 4 Whitney Young 56, No. 11 Lincoln Park 50

Loyola 34, Notre Dame 31

Homewood-Flossmoor 63, Lincoln-Way Central 31

Francis W. Parker 55, Latin 47

GIRLS: Evanston 59, New Trier 33

 

Viewers’ Choice Game of the Week

Mather 61, Foreman 57

Catalyst Maria soccer coach Jose Miguel Burgos wins SportsEngine TrueSport Champion Coach Recognition award

Catalyst Maria soccer coach Jose Miguel Burgos wins SportsEngine TrueSport Champion Coach Recognition award

Catalyst Maria soccer coach Jose Miguel Burgos said he’d never been surprised, until the day the school, his players and even family from Chile let him know he won the SportsEngine TrueSport Champion Coach Recognition Award.

“It means a lot to me because of the recognition we have for the kids,” Burgos said. “As I try to think all in, and think about this, I think my initial inclination is to think about them, about the fact that what we’re doing is seen, that their hard work will pay off and those values that I’m trying to instill in them are reaching them. And I’m very humbled about the whole experience.

"I’ve never been thanked publicly and it’s new, but it’s obviously something positive for the community, which the work I do is centered around.”

The school held a ceremony to honor Burgos, whose nomination bested more than 300 others to win. His team at Catalyst Maria won $2,500. Burgos’ friend and former colleague, Joel Farran, nominated him for his countless works in the community. Just some of the acts Burgos was noted for in the nomination include helping facilitate college scholarships for students, building relationships for students who were struggling to find proper housing, reaching out to students on the middle school levels, inviting parents to come together through events like potluck picnics and organizing a tournament for sixth through eighth-grade students as a way to provide a safe and fun environment for local children.

“He puts people first, and he puts people before himself, and he’s all about elevating others,” Farran said. “Whether it’s on the field or off the field, soccer is just one of the ways he does that. But it is the way he knows best. And it’s about creating opportunities — not only on the field — but when you fail on the field, learning to adjust from that and create solutions, but off the field, creating opportunities for scholar-athletes to continue to excel.”

Burgos’ students agree.

“He’s more than just a coach,” soccer player Alondra Gonzalez said. "He’s like another father-figure to me. When it comes to coaching, he does more than beyond. He created a webpage so everyone could see us. He created a ‘Go Fund Me’ [page] so we could have money for our uniforms, like jackets, because we play in the cold, and he wants us to do a lot more than just play and practice almost every day to be better.”

Another student-athlete, Angel Santillan, said Burgos is an “amazing person.”

“He means everything to me,” Santillan said. "Like the sport, it’s just a passion that he does everything for us. It’s a great experience to be coached by Mr. B. He’s just an amazing coach and he does everything for us.”

Three-time Olympian Kara Winger presented Burgos with the award, as a representative of TrueSport.

“Coach Burgos is clearly taking the time and effort to make a difference in these kids’ lives,” Winger said. “I was very blessed to have amazing coaches growing up who taught me how to be not only the best athlete I could be, but to be the best person I could be, and it’s clearly his mission here at Catalyst Maria schools, so TrueSport is so excited to honor him with the Champion Coach Award.”

Burgos, who was visibly moved by the surprise celebration, said he appreciated his work being recognized.

“I know there’s a lot of joy when you give, when you simply give without thinking about what’s going to happen next,” he said. “I do it because it’s the way that I continue to grow; it keeps me alive. I think we humans are here on Earth to take care of each other, to respect each other, to love each other, to cheer each other up. And those are values that I defend, and I have defended always.

"And now that I’m here, and I see that they are recognized, it validates what I knew. It will ultimately — if you are kind to people, if you’re loving, this is what happens. And it’s wonderful to see it for myself.”