We enter the second round of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) football playoffs this weekend and this is the first time I have schools from these two Northwest Suburban roads squaring off against each other. US Highway 14, is usually referred to as Northwest Highway here in Illinois and US Highway 12 is Rand Road. Both have played a big part in my life, even to the present as we live just off US-12 here in McHenry County.
Last weekend, both roads had 7 teams in the playoffs. Dropping out were:
US-14: Fremd 8A, Crystal Lake South 7A, St. Viator 6A.
US-12: Fremd 8A, St. Viator 6A and Wauconda 5A.
These two teams are playing each other so one will advance to the third round.
May the Best Road Win. --RoadDog