The Belleville News-Democrat has released its all-area large school football defensive unit following a vote of 10 southern Illinois coaches. The player of the Year was Belleville West defensive end Keith Randolph, who’s bound for the University of Illinois.
Keith Randolph Jr., a senior for Belleville West High School Maroons, is the BND large school defensive IHSA football player of the year. He will play NCAA college football at the University of Illinois.
The Belleville News-Democrat has released its all-area large school football offensive unit following a vote of 10 southern Illinois coaches. The player of the Year was Highland High School senior wide receiever Sam LaPorta
Southern Illinois coaches voted on the Belleville News-Democrat All-Area High School Football team defense. Columbia, Freeburg, Carlyle, Breese . Wesclin and other schools’ players qualified for the annual BND honor.
Breese, IIlinois Mater Dei Catholic High School Knights quarterback Travis Jasper has been named as the Belleville, Illinois News-Democrat small school football offensive player of the year for the 2018 season
The Belleville News-Democrat released its all-area small school football offensive team following a vote of southern Illinois coaches. Travis Jasper, senior quarterback at Breese Mater Dei Catholic High School, was voted player of the year.
Cameron Pettus announced his resignation after eight years. He guided the Maroons to seven straight playoff appearances. Last season his records was 7-3. He plans to move back to his home state of Georgia.
Former East St. Louis High School quarterback Reyondous Estes, who led the Flyers to the IHSA 7A state football championship, said on Instagram he’ll leave the University of Minnesota to join former teammate Jeff Thomas with the Illinois Illini.
Lovie Smith announced former East St. Louis Flyers football standout Jeff Thomas will transfer to the University of Illinois this spring after being dismissed by the Miami Hurricanes. Thomas will apply to the NCAA for a waiver to make him eligible in 2019.
Beginning during the 2021 Illinois high school football season, teams will be placed into geographic groups to determine playoff classes. The top 4 teams from each group will automatically make the postseason.