The Public League’s year-end football rankings


Simeon's Jayshon Jackson jukes a Mount Carmel defender during the Prep Bowl.

Simeon’s Jayshon Jackson jukes a Mount Carmel defender during the Prep Bowl.

By: Eric Van Dril   |   Nov. 26, 2016

First, a sincerest thank you to everybody who read during its first football season. It was truly a pleasure to cover CPS football this year.

The top line of the following rankings includes teams’ final records and their preseason rankings, which you can see here.

1. Phillips (11-2) 1

The best team in the Chicago Public League all season long. The Wildcats spent all but two weeks atop The Public League’s rankings.

2. Simeon (8-6) 3

From an 0-3 start to a Public League championship. The Wolverines kept fighting and fighting.

3. Curie (10-3) 2

The Condors won their first conference title since 2000. They turned in some of the most physically-dominating performances of the year.

4. Hubbard (8-4) 7

All-state running back Joshua Land has recorded his final carry at Hubbard, but the Greyhounds have a lot of young talent slated to return.

5. Morgan Park (8-3) 4

One of the city’s best defenses led the Mustangs to an Illini Prairie State title. Senior defensive end Jawon Denton was one of the best players in the Public League this season.


The Public League’s Week 14 football rankings


Simeon RB Arkalius Howard runs during the Wolverines' 36-14 win over Curie.

Simeon RB Arkalius Howard runs during the Wolverines’ 36-14 win over Curie. Photo by Quinn Harris.

1. Phillips (11-2) 1

Last week: lost 23-20 in OT against No. 4 Johnsburg.

The Wildcats’ season has ended.

2. Simeon (8-5) 3

Last week: won 36-14 against Curie in the Public League championship game.

Next week: faces Mount Carmel in the Prep Bowl. It is scheduled to begin at 12 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 24, at Gately Stadium.

3. Curie (10-3) 2

Last week: lost 36-14 to Simeon in the Public League championship game.

The Condors’ season has ended.


The 2016 CPLFCA All-City Football Teams


Roosevelt senor Jeremiah Parker, who was shot and killed during an attempted carjacking earlier this month, was selected all-city.

Roosevelt RB Jeremiah Parker.

The Chicago Public League Football Coaches Association’s all-city teams have been announced. Congratulations to all of the athletes who have been selected.

Illini All-City Offense

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