Thursday, October 25, 2012

A New IHSA Challenge: Rand Road (US-12)-Northwest Highway (US-14)

Having the Route 66 and Lincoln Highway teams face off is fine, but I want to have some closer to home here in Spring Grove, Illinois (on Route 12).  These two highways have been in my life ever since the early 1960s.  Both went through Palatine, Illinois, where I lived from 6th grade to freshman year in college.  I graduated from Palatine High School.

US-12 is called Rand Road, named after Asa Rand from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago.  Northwest Highway, US-14) got its name from its location, running through the Northwest Suburbs and one of the first to be paved.

These are the teams making it to the 2012 IHSA football playoffs starting this weekend.  I'll run it like I do the other competition.  Last Man Standing wins.

This fall, I saw Richmond-Burton play two games, Palatine and Fremd play each other and Grant play another playoff team, 8A's Stevenson.

Palatine, Fremd, and St. Viator serve both roads.

US HIGHWAY 14, NORTHWEST HIGHWAY

CLASS 8A
Maine South (Hillary Clinton's high school)
Palatine (RoadDog's high school)
Fremd

CLASS 6A
St. Viator


CLASS 5A
Marian Central
Woodstock North


US HIGHWAY 12, RAND ROAD


8A
Fremd
Palatine


7A
Lake Zurich

6A
St. Viator
Grant

5A
Wauconda

4A
Richmond-Burton (serves Spring Grove)

May the Best Road Win.  --RoadDog

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