Illini Heartland conference preview

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ILLINI HEARTLAND

Outlook: Two close losses cost Brooks a conference title and a possible long run in the Public League playoffs last year, but the Eagles are back with a vengeance this season and will open a lot of eyes.

Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.

QB Ahmad Bradshaw, Brooks 5-11 190 Sr.

RB Antonio Barton, Harper 5-10 175 Sr.

T Leon Harmon, Brooks 6-0 300 Sr.

RB Lorenzo Herbert, Harper 5-9 170 Sr.

RB Josh Smith, Brooks 6-1 185 Sr.

Quote: “Until it’s proven otherwise, we are still conference champs.” — Harper coach Maris Carroll.

Predicted finish: Brooks, Harper, Marshall, Carver, Hope, Collins.

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