TAKE 2: Class 5A or 6A? Which is the preferred road?
Jacobson: Even with two weeks left, our local playoff picture is set. Kaneland is 7-0 and most likely will be one of the top seeds in the postseason. Sycamore is 5-2 and will make the playoffs based on playoff points. DeKalb, Genoa-Kingston and Hiawatha are eliminated with at least five losses.
One of the big questions remaining is whether Kaneland will end up in Class 5A or 6A when the playoff brackets are released next weekend. The Knights have lost in the 5A state semifinals the past two seasons. Do you think Kaneland would rather be in 5A or 6A this year?
Nitz: Obviously, conventional wisdom says Kaneland would rather be in Class 5A with smaller schools. However, I think the Knights’ best shot at a state title is if they’re in Class 6A. Sure, in the higher class Kaneland probably would have to get through top-ranked Crete-Monee, a team that features Laquon Treadwell, who Rivals.com rates as the top receiver in the country. However, the Warriors probably will be in the lower half of the bracket, so Kaneland would avoid them until the title game.
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