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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

91. Joliet Catholic

90. Warren

89. St. Charles East

88. Antioch

87. Hoffman Estates

86. Reavis

85. Rolling Meadows

84. Leo

83. Fremd

82. Ridgewood

81. Bishop McNamara

80. Fenwick

79. Crete-Monee

78. St. Patrick

77. Kankakee

76. Lakes

75. Carmel

74. Chicago Hope Academy

73. Joliet Central

72. Coal City

71. Raby

70. Morris

69. Lincoln-Way West

68. Oswego East

67. Hillcrest

66. Rich Central

65. Elmwood Park

64. T.F. South

63. Shepard

62. Lincoln Park

61. Maine West

60. Grayslake North

59. Mount Carmel

58. Vernon Hills

57. Solorio

56, Wheaton North

55. St. Viator

54. Glebrook South

53. Glenbard East

52. Maine East

51. Rochester

50. Neuqua Valley

49. Naperville North

48. DeKalb

47. Huntley

46. Wheaton Warrenville South

45. Metea Valley

44. Notre Dame

43. St. Joseph

42. West Chicago

41. Bogan

40. Chicago Ag Science

39. Downers Grove South

38. Glenbrook North

37. Schaumburg

36. Glenbard North

35. Oak Forest

34. Bartlett

33. Benet

32. Woodstock North

31. Wauconda

30. McHenry

29. Palatine

28. Lemont

27. Payton

26. IC Catholic

25. Mount Carmel

24. Montini

23. Prairie Ridge

22. Richards

21. St. Rita

20. Neuqua Valley

19. Oswego

18. New Trier

17. Barrington

16. Cary-Grove

15. Maine South

14. St. Charles North

13. Brother Rice

12. Hinsdale Central

11. Stevenson

10. Homewood-Flossmoor

9. Marist

8. Naperville Central

7. Glenbard West

6. Nazareth

5. Lake Zurich

4. Batavia

3. Phillips

2. Loyola

1. Lincoln-Way East

High School Lites Roundup Playoffs Week 3

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High School Lites Roundup Playoffs Week 3

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 3 of the playoffs full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from the games.

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

Drive: Phillips Episode 12

Windy City Legends: PJ Fleck

Saint Xavier Team of the Week: Benet’s boys soccer team and girls cross country

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Minooka’s Gabriella Charlebois

Class 8A

(23) Marist 41, (18) Loyola Academy 27

(24) Brother Rice 38, (1) Minooka 21

Class 7A

(1) Mount Carmel 24, (8) Phillips 8

(2) Nazareth 38, (7) Batavia 24  
  
(5) Willowbrook 28, (20) Lake Zurich 10

Class 6A

(1) Prairie Ridge 14, (6) Cary-Grove 13

Class 5A

(8) St. Rita 35, (4) Hillcrest 8

Boylan Catholic 19, Sycamore 16

Class 4A

2) Richmond-Burton 24, (3) IC Catholic 14

Class 3A

(2) Byron 32, (3) Wilmington 0

Preps Basketball Power Rankings No. 10: Bolingbrook

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Preps Basketball Power Rankings No. 10: Bolingbrook

School: Bolingbrook

2018-19 record: 23-8 (8-2 Southwest Suburban Blue)

Postseason results: Lost to Belleville West in Class 4A Supersectionals.

Players to watch: Darius Burford took advantage of a new role this summer and was one of the area's toughest perimeter players. The 6-foot-0 lead guard committed to Elon during the fall. Junior guard Kai Evans is another Division I prospect who should see an uptick in production this season. And freshman forward Donoven Younger has a chance to make a varsity impact right away. The 6-foot-7 Younger is already getting love from college coaches and area scouts as he's looked good in recent events. 

Why they're in the power rankings: Most programs would be devastated following the loss of two decorated guards like Tyler Cochran and Joseph Yesufu. The Raiders have reloaded with multiple Division I prospects and strong younger classes that look promising for the future. Burford is a takeover player and he has plenty of talent around him. Bolingbrook should once again be one of the area's best.

Did you know? One of the state's most successful programs in the past decade, the Raiders captured their third sectional title in five years last season. Before the recent stretch, Bolingbrook only had one sectional title (1985) in school history.