onefan
Just wanted to give an update on Lombard Montini who beat D.C. Everest earlier in the year. Montini went 1-3 in their conference, but they made the playoffs at 5-4 overall. Illinois uses playoff points for teams who are on the bubble. Montini had well over 40 points; IHSA cutoff was around 36 minimum points. They will be playing in the 5A state championship game next week. Illinois has 8 classes. Montini is also bumped per the IHSA multiplier as they are a private school.
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spintothetop
onefan wrote:


Just wanted to give an update on Lombard Montini who beat D.C. Everest earlier in the year. Montini went 1-3 in their conference, but they made the playoffs at 5-4 overall. Illinois uses playoff points for teams who are on the bubble. Montini had well over 40 points; IHSA cutoff was around 36 minimum points. They will be playing in the 5A state championship game next week. Illinois has 8 classes. Montini is also bumped per the IHSA multiplier as they are a private school.


I have heard there is a very possible matchup in week 9 next season of Marshfield vs [color="blue"][color="black"]Mount Carmel out of Chicago. They are a class 8A team and a state powerhouse constantly in the later rounds of the playoffs and many times ranked in the top 25 nationally.
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horseplayer
It's a good measure, especially in a smaller conference. Their conference losses were to defending State Champions St. Francis, who they beat in round one of the playoffs, Marian Central, who they beat in round 2, and Marmion Military Acadamy, who advanced to round 2 in 6A. Their other loss was a non-conference loss to perennial power Sacred Heart-Griffin, who always go deep into the playoffs, and finished 11-1. The point system rewarded Montini for the scheduple that they played. If their was a flaw, it's conference matchups in round one.

The conference was formerly the Suburban Catholic Conference, which besides St. Francis, also had Immaculate Conception, who won the Sate Championship in a lower level last year. Defunct Driscoll won it 6 times in a row, until last year. Now, their doors are closed and the conference was re-aligned this year into Chrisian schools under 2 divsions. Some of the kids went over to Montini, who has won it before, the mentioned Immaculate Conception, who won it twice, and Marian Central, who has 4 championships. It is one tough group of schools, all playing in higher divisions via the multiplier.
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kenny78
onefan wrote:


I would agree that allowing conference teams to face each other in round one is a definite flaw in the IHSA system. I am assuming that Driscoll closed because of funding/enrollment issues. They were a private school in Addison, correct? You seem to be in the know. Wasn't Sacred Heart Griffin the favorite in this bracket?


Yes, Driscoll was a private school in Addison. They closed last year due to increased costs.
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onefan
I would agree that allowing conference teams to face each other in round one is a definite flaw in the IHSA system. I am assuming that Driscoll closed because of funding/enrollment issues. They were a private school in Addison, correct? You seem to be in the know. Wasn't Sacred Heart Griffin the favorite in this bracket?
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blueboy22
SHG was certainly the favorite by looking at the numbers.

The problem with SHG is that they play in the CS8, and the Springfield City Public Schools do not give SHG much competition in the conference schedule. If my memory serves me correctly, SHG has not lost in conference in AT LEAST 5 years.
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