Collinsville’s Ray’Sean Taylor battles for the ball during Saturday’s Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic championship game at Collinsville High School.
Collinsville’s Ray’Sean Taylor battles for the ball during Saturday’s Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic championship game at Collinsville High School. Jimmy J Simmons For the News-Democrat
Collinsville’s Ray’Sean Taylor battles for the ball during Saturday’s Collinsville-Prairie Farms Holiday Classic championship game at Collinsville High School. Jimmy J Simmons For the News-Democrat

Dean Criddle has worked at the Belleville News-Democrat for 32 years as a sports writer. Dean graduated from SIUE with a double major in journalism and English, is married and lives in Belleville.