Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antwaan Randle El throws a 43-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the Super Bowl XL football game Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, in Detroit. (DAVID J. PHILLIP / Associated Press / February 5, 2006)

30. Number of playoff appearances for Simeon, more than any other Public League team. The Wolverines have never played for a state title. Thirty playoff trips without a title-game appearance is a state record.

31. Playoff games in each class of the IHSA state tournament. There are 16 first-round games, 8 second-round games, 4 quarterfinals, 2 semifinals and 1 state title game. That format has been used since 1985, when the playoffs expanded from 16 teams to 32 per class.

32. IHSA record for most years between state titles for one team. Metamora won Class 3A in 1975, then lost six title games before its next crown in 2007 (5A).

33. Touchdowns scored by Staunton in a 233-0 win over Gillespie in 1923, both state records.

34. Number worn by Niles West, Illinois product Rashard Mendenhall in 5 seasons with the Steelers. First-round pick ran for 4,236 yards in 6 NFL seasons.

35. Number worn by Austin grad Pete Pihos, a Pro Football Hall of Famer for the Eagles who caught the winning TD pass in the 1949 NFL championship game.

36. Most single-game rushing attempts by Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch (MAC Championship, Nov. 30, 2012). The Mount Carmel alum and 2013 Heisman finalist scored 100 touchdowns – 51 passing, 48 rushing, 1 receiving – in his Huskie career. Lynch ranks second on NIU's career total offense list.

37. Year Austin High and Northwestern grad Bill DeCorrevont scored nine TDs on 10 carries against McKinley. He also kicked 3 PATs in the game for 57 points. His nine TDs are a Public League record. DeCorrevont had 3 TDs and 10 interceptions in five pro seasons with the Redskins, Lions, Chicago Cardinals and Chicago Bears.

38. Touchdowns scored by Glenbard North’s Justin Jackson in his senior season. The Northwestern-bound Jackson was named the 2013 Tribune Player of the Year. He amassed 6,584 yards and 84 touchdowns in his three-year varsity career.

39. Career sacks by Leyden’s Jon Kowalyshen, a state record.

40. Number worn by Joliet Catholic grad in high school and the NFL. Alstott played in 6 Pro Bowls with the Buccaneers and scored the first Super Bowl TD in Tampa Bay history in 2002, a 48-21 win over the Raiders.

41. IHSA state title games played before a team with two losses won a championship. Brother Rice (11-2) beat Reavis 14-0 for the 1981 Class 6A crown.

42. (to 3) Touchdown-to-interception ratio for 2010 Tribune Player of the Year, Wheaton South’s Reilly O’Toole.

43. Most passes completed by an individual in a playoff game. Greenville's Tyler Hutchinson (43-87, 645 yards, 6 TDs) against Mount Carmel (Ill.) on Nov. 12, 2013.

44. Total prep touchdown catches by Johnsburg product C.J. Fiedorowicz. He had 44 catches, 921 yards, 15 TDs as a prep senior, was an All-Big Ten tight end at Iowa, and drafted in the third round by the Houston Texans in 2014. He also wore No. 44 on the Johnsburg basketball team.

45. Career NFL TDs by Pro Football HOF tight end Kellen Winslow, an East St. Louis graduate who played 9 seasons with the Chargers.

46. Year Illinois great and Evanston grad Alex Agase won the Tribune’s Silver Football as Big Ten MVP. Agase left Illinois during World War II, played at Purdue while in training, earned a Purple Heart in Japan and returned to Champaign in 1946 to lead the Illini to a Rose Bowl win. He later played for the Chicago Rockets and coached at Northwestern.

47. Year St. Ignatius grad, former Chicago Cardinals owner Charles Bidwill, a Pro Footbal HOF, died. The franchise won the NFL championship later that year.

48. Years since Highland Park native Hugh “Shorty” Ray was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 5-foot-6 Illinois grad served as the NFL’s officials supervisor from 1938-52, helped standardize rules that promoted safety and faster play.

49. Length (in yards) of Martin Calkins’ fumble return for a touchdown for Gordon Tech in the 1980 Class 6A final against Reavis. The Rams won 6-0 for their only football championship in the lowest-scoring title game in IHSA history.