Is it Loyola's year?
Can Homewood-Flossmoor shake of its Week 9 detour and fulfill the promise that had it ranked No. 1 for nine weeks?
What about Naperville Central?
The sometimes-weekly picks blog likes to ask questions then answer them, a lazy writers' trick that suits us just perfectly.
Loyola is going to be the 8A champion — and if not it will be H-F or Naperville Central.
We here at the picks blog are going to go out on another limb and predict that 32 teams will be victorious in 8A this weekend. Here they are.
No. 1 Loyola vs. No. 32 West Aurora: Six of the past seven Class 8A champions beat Loyola during their playoff run....