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Outlook: With interior line stars Lazarus Daniels and Matthew Sharp, Hyde Park returns a solid nucleus from last year’s co-conference champion that gives the Thunderbirds the advantage.

Top five players Ht. Wt. Yr.

C Lazarus Daniels, Hyde Park 6-0 245 Sr.

RB David Jones, DuSable 6-0 175 Sr.

RB Marvin Harris, South Shore 5-11 190 Sr.

OT Rainon Smith, TEAM Englwd 6-2 295 Sr.

RB/DB Lonnie Washington, Pers-Cal. 5-8 178 Sr.

Quote: “This is the most skill we’ve had in my five years as head coach.” — Hyde Park coach Sean Streeter

Predicted finish: Hyde Park, DuSable, Perspectives-Calumet, Kenwood, TEAM Englewood, South Shore, Kelly, Washington.

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