"Be careful what you wish for," replied John Stelzer after I jokingly asked the OPRF athletic director when was a good time for me to interview for the head football coaching position, vacated last week by Jim Nudera after 12 years at the helm. I knew exactly what Stelzer meant.
The OPRF boys cross-country team moved up three places from last season's finish at the Class 3A State Meet held at Detweiller Park in Peoria on Saturday. The Huskies made it back-to-back Top 10 finishes by placing sixth overall this season with two runners finishing in the Top 5.
While Morton may have derailed the OPRF soccer team's postseason run last week with a 1-0 win in the semifinal of the Class 3A Argo Sectional, the Huskies will no doubt have nothing but fond memories of the 2010 season.
Facing a team that only allowed a total of 49 points in nine regular-season games this season, the Fenwick football team gave Prairie Ridge a scare more times than once in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs in Crystal Lake on Saturday.
Football coaches don't get tired. Oh sure, they sleep — we all have to sleep — but football coaches don't get tired, they just shutdown. There's no scientific reason for it. It's just fact. Wake up. Football. Sleep. Wake up. Football. Sleep. Wake up. Football.