Only two states can have this competition, Illinois and California.
Earlier this week, I listed high school teams located on each old road and we're having the Route 66 vs. Lincoln Highway Playoffs.
Since there is quite a disparity between the number of teams in the IHSA playoffs (the Lincoln has ten and 66 has eighteen, now that East St. Louis has been reinstated by court order), the final winner will be last man standing. At least that's what I'm thinking about now. Ties will be decided by head-to-head.
The first games were played last night.
Plainfield South and Joliet Catholic are in both Lincoln Highway and Route 66, since both towns are on both roads.
LINCOLN WINS THE FIRST HEAD-TO-HEAD
The only Route 66-Lincoln Highway Match Up was where Lincoln-Way North defeated Normal Community 38-23.
First Round games continue today. I take tomorrow off, but will update on Monday.
Like I said, because of the number disparity, I'm pulling for Lincoln Highway, but like both. I've been to these towns many times.
Go You Lincoln Hwy!! --RoadDog
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