(11-27-22) The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) crowned 8 football state champions this week in Champaign.

A look at the seeds that picked up title include, 3 #1’s, 1-#2, 1-#4, 2-#6’s and and 1-#11…for average of a #4 seed.

IHSA 2022 State Football Champions

1A
(1) Lena-Winslow

2A
(1) Decatur St. Teresa

3A
(4) Elmhurst IC Catholic

4A
(2) Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin

5A
(11) Nazareth Academy

6A
(6) East St. Louis

7A
(1) Chicago Mt. Carmel

8A
(6) Wilmette Loyola Academy

Now we go to an item that will draw a lot of statewide attention, 6 of the 8 titles went to private Catholic schools. That is a pretty high percentage (75%) for any state to produce. Indiana completed its state championships yesterday, 3 of the 6 who won titles were Private schools.