Four Route 66 high school football teams went into the final week's Championship games, and one survived. Just one Lincoln Highway team went in and they lost.
The lone Lincoln Highway team, Plainfield North, was also on the Route 66 side as both roads went through Plainfield at one time.
Big hearty congratulations to East St. Louis, who beat Plainfield North to win the Class 7A Championship.
Two other Route 66 teams went to the Championship Round, but didn't win: Carlinville 3A and Sacred Heart-Griffin (Springfield).
Until Next year. --RoadDog