USA Today’s rankings are out for high school football, as are partial rankings of the top 20 or so Chicago-area teams by the city’s two major papers.
The Baltimore Sun has tallied the football players from Baltimore-area high schools who are listed on Division I rosters this season and compared it to previous years.
Catastrophic injury insurance has been mandated in Illinois for student-athletes at the high school level. Response is favorable, but some argue that it’s another unfunded mandate.
New regulations regarding concussion safety for student-athletes have been permanently published by the Maryland State Board of Education.
The Illinois High School Association has approved new guidelines for heat acclimatization, which should help Illinois student-athletes reduce heat illness and injury during preseason football.
A ruling has been handed down in favor of Texas high school cheerleaders who cheered the school’s football team on last fall with sayings taken from the Bible.
We fed our computer estimates of team strength into our simulator for all 16 teams in eight classes of the IHSA football championships in Illinois. Here’s what happened (aka. our predictions for who will win the state football championships).
Only a few surprise wins in the quarter-finals, so we use the week to analyze our predictive stats for the 2012 season.
There were some surprises in Round 2 of the Illinois high school football playoffs, but mostly, this round just gave us a chance to recognize teams that really step up their game during the playoffs.
We predict that about six games in the IHSA football playoffs this weekend will be very, very close match-ups.