Results for Best Football Program 2014

Total Votes: 413

Joliet Catholic

Joliet, IL

Joliet has notched more state championships (13) than any other school in Illinois, beginning in 1975 and running through 2007. The Hilltoppers play at Joliet Memorial Stadium, which seats 10,000. Joliet product Tom Thayer won a Super Bowl ...

Total Votes: 158

Maine South

Park Ridge, IL

The Hawks have won five state championships and have appeared in the IHSA playoffs 24 years in a row. The team has made some noise nationally, too: USA Today ranked the school No. 5 in its year-end poll in 2009. Dave Butz, who won two Super...

Total Votes: 37,649

Metamora Township

Metamora, IL

Metamora has played in 10 state championship games since 1975 and has won three titles (1975, 2007, 2009). In 2002, Metamora set the record for most rushing yards in a playoff game (633).

Total Votes: 30

Mount Carmel

Chicago, IL

Mount Carmel has the most state championship appearances in IHSA history (15) and has won 12 state titles. The program has some prestigious claims to fame: Its 1950 football team was voted best team in Illinois history by the Chicago Tribun...

Total Votes: 7,292

Sacred Heart-Griffin

Springfield, IL

The Cyclones have made quite a stir in Illinois football, with state championship victories in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2013. Ken Leonard has been the head coach since 1984, and he recently notched his 300th career victory at Sacred Heart-Griff...

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