Illinois High School Football: Semifinal Matchups

By Andy Schmidt
Andy Schmidt

The 2012 high school football season is down to the last two weeks in Illinois as the semifinal round has arrived with all 16 games being played on Saturday. There are some teams that were expected to be here after being undefeated in the regular season with others riding an improbable ride to the semifinal like No. 10 seed Lake Forest in Class 6A, who finished the regular season with a 6-3 record and has hit the road twice this postseason to get wins and will play their first semifinal since 1978. There are stories like Joliet Catholic in Class 5A who were 5-4 to barely make the playoffs and now gets a rematch against Montini. Montini beat Joliet Catholic 70-45 in last year’s Class 5A title game. Here are the full semifinal matchups with dates and times….

Class 1A

Toulon Stark County (10-2) at Stockton (12-0), Sat. 2 p.m.

Maroa-Forsyth (11-1) at Concord Triopia Co-op (11-1), Sat. 1:30 p.m.

Class 2A

Clifton Central (11-1) at Aledo Mercer County (12-0), Sat. 2:30 p.m.

Camp Point Central Co-op (12-0) at Belleville Althoff (9-3), Sat. 2 p.m.

Class 3A

Aurora Christian (11-1) at Sterling Newman Central (12-0), Sat. 2 p.m.

Greenville (11-1) at Tolono Unity (11-1), Sat. 1 p.m.

Class 4A

Rock Island Alleman (11-1) at Evergreen Park (9-3), Sat. 6 p.m.

Harrisburg (11-1) at Rochester (11-1), Sat. 3 p.m.

Class 5A

Montini (10-2) at Joliet Catholic (8-4), Sat. 1 p.m.

Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin (11-1) at Morris (11-1), Sat. 3 p.m.

Class 6A

Cary-Grove (12-0) at Lake Forest (9-3), Sat. 4 p.m.

Crete-Monee (12-0) at Lemont (11-1), Sat. 6 p.m.

Class 7A

Lake Zurich (10-2) at Glenbard West (12-0), Sat. 1 p.m.

Lincoln-Way East (12-0) at Benet Academy (11-1), Sat. 6 p.m.

Class 8A

Glenbard North (11-1) at Loyola Academy (11-1), Sat. 1 p.m.

Chicago Mt. Carmel (11-1) at Neuqua Valley (12-0), Sat. 6 p.m.

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