The atmosphere at Sunday's Mount Carmel/Joliet Catholic game at Soldier Field was electric. The Caravan won 21-20 in dramatic fashion. And the two best players on the field, to no one's surprise, were linebackers Steve Filer of Mount Carmel and Nick Clancy of Joliet Catholic.
August 2007 Archives
It's a long way between now and the February signing date. But with more blue-chip players committing earlier than ever before, the recruiting sweepstakes in college football is easier to call. How about 12 of the top 20 and 32 of the top 50 prospects already pledged to major colleges?
Evaluating football talent is an inexact science. I've been evaluating high school players since 1978 and, like many others, I passed on Barry Sanders. Every year, there are hits and misses. And the critics always remember the ones you missed. That's the nature of the game.