This was the first year that I had US-12 (Rand Road) have a showdown with US-14 (Northwest Highway) here in Illinois. Both roads have played a big part in my life and both go through Palatine, where I lived from 7th grade to sophomore year in college. As such, it is the place I most identify as my hometown.
Right now, we live about a half mile off 12 here in Spring Grove.
Teams losing in the third round:
US-14: Maine South (8A), Palatine (8A) and Marian Central (5A)
US-12: Palatine (8A)
Last team standing is Lake Zurich (7A)
Lake Zurich is about 18 miles away from me.
Congratulations US-12!!! --RoadDog