It's not a done deal, but by early next month, Plano and Sandwich likely will be in the market for a new conference. The neighboring rivals are currently members of the 12-team Interstate Eight Conference, which features two six-team divisions for football. Plano (717 students) and Sandwich (708) rank Nos. 2 and 3 in the conference for enrollment, respectively, and play in the Interstate Eight Large for football.
That's a message the coach of every successful football team tries to convey to his players. It's often easier said than done. Undefeated West Aurora, which had outscored three opponents 133-3, finally met some adversity in Friday's Upstate Eight Valley game against winless Glenbard East and almost learned the lesson the hard way. Junior safety Zach Jacobson intercepted his second pass of the game at his own 5-yard line with 2:05 remaining as the Blackhawks held on for a 26-20 win.
They didn't give up, and they want to make sure other youngsters like them don't, either. Teenage cancer survivors Madi Beetham of Yorkville and Drew Hahn of Elburn, hopefully with the worst behind them, are back to their normal routines. On Friday nights, of course, that often means football. Beetham, a freshman, and Hahn, a junior at Kaneland, have inspirational stories and will take part this week in a Gold Out game when Yorkville travels to Kaneland.
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Selecting a term
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