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Conversely, there are 103 schools that find themselves at 0-3 through three weeks. Alarm bells have rightfully been sounded for most of these programs, but here are a few extremely notable programs from that group.
It almost looks like a misprint for the Redbirds to be 0-3 at this point, and they’ll have a massive challenge trying to figure out a way into the playoff mix with back-to-back weeks upcoming against state-ranked Washington and Canton the next two weeks.
Most teams might be worried at this stage. But to be completely honest, the Wolverines have been testing themselves in the nonconference portion of their schedule and there’s almost no way two CPL teams could tag them with losses to knock them out of the playoff hunt.
Ranked to start the season by most, the Tigers just haven’t been able to put it all together yet.
They might be running out of time. Granted the SouthWestern Conference hasn’t had much luck toppling Edwardsville outside of East St. Louis, but there are still a few potential thorns on the remaining schedule.
No, not the Caravan. The downstate version of Mt. Carmel has historically fared very well in the ranks of Southern Illinois football. The Golden Aces play a quirky schedule that has them facing six Indiana schools and those from the neighboring state have been exacting some long sought-after revenge thus far.
• Steve Soucie brings more than two decades of Illinois high school football knowledge as a contributor to Shaw Media. Follow him on Twitter @thesouc.