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  • Take 2: What we love about high school football

    The prep football season begins Friday, but we’ve been in the classroom all fall. Reporters Joe Stevenson and Lester Johnson discuss:
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:16 pm
  • Option isn't the answer for every team

    Cary-Grove coach Brad Seaburg considers his offense a throwback. Relying on an option-style running attack, the Trojans pound the ball behind big burl ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Defenses try to put brakes on the option

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Crystal Lake South football coach Chuck Ahsmann noticed a trend after recent postseason games against Carmel, Cary-Grove and Prairie Ri ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 8:00 pm
  • What an option QB sees after taking the snap

    An option quarterback’s job seems less complicated than those in spread offenses because the option basically is a run offense.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:24 pm
  • Bill Mack Option Coaching Family Tree

    Bruce KayHead coach at Cary-Grove from 1989-2011 (168-68). … Two state championship appearances, one ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:14 pm
  • What is the Triple option? Why is it run?

    What is the triple option?The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effect ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Prep Zone: Cary-Grove's Schulz shows versatility in heptathlon

    The athlete who is good at everything in track and field took some time over the summer to do an event that includes most everything.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 6:18 pm
  • Boys cross country preview: Area capsules

    Cary-Grove Coach: Layne Holter (16th season). Last year's conference finish: Ninth in FVC. Top r ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 3:36 pm
  • Boys cross country preview: Reiser could be state's best

    McHenry senior Jesse Reiser was forewarned by his college running friends who already had gone through the recruitment process.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 12:31 am
  • 5 to watch: Boys cross country

    Luke Beattie, Woodstock, JuniorBeattie was a Northwest Herald All-Area first-team selection after ta ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:17 pm
  • Interactive: Midline option

    What is the Triple Option? The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effec ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Interactive: Inside Veer

    What is the Triple Option? The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effec ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Interactive: Outside Veer

    What is the Triple Option? The triple option was devised more than 70 years ago and remains an effec ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • How to run the triple-option

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    Aug. 26, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Bears Notes: Special teams still littered with questions

    LAKE FOREST – The Bears are heading into the final preseason game and still don’t have a return man. The kick coverage was bad in Seattle, which was t ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 1:11 am
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