Outlook: Despite the loss of most of its offensive firepower, including Ole Miss recruit LaQuon Treadwell, defending Class 6A state champ Crete-Monee is primed for a conference championship run. Rich Central and Bloom are best of the rest.
Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.
LB Nyles Morgan, Crete-Monee 6-3 220 Sr.
DE Chris Slayton, Crete-Monee 6-4, 260 Sr.
OL Josh McCaskill, Crete-Monee 6-3, 300 Sr.
QB Jeremiah Mitchell, Rich Central, 6-0 185 Sr.
RB Justus Brantley, Bloom 5-11 185 Sr.
Quote: ‘‘We’re going to be very good. Our goals are a lot higher than just qualifying for the playoffs. But the proof is in the pudding.’’ — Rich Central coach Terrell Alexander.
Did you know? Crete-Monee’s senior class is 32-0 during its high school career.
Predicted Finish: Crete-Monee, Rich Central, Bloom, Rich East, Rich South, Kankakee.