Still trying to decompress but I promised I’d release this today so here goes. 1- That Parody in IHSA football is back and I’m not sure that’s a good thing 2 - That the best in class include: Panthers, Comets, Bullets, Rockets x2, Flyers, Caravan and Grifffins. 3 - That new stars and new teams emerged this year - more so than I remember. I guess that means good football is being played all over Illinois and not just in a few select spaces. 4 - That all gas and no brakes was more than just a motto, it was a thing. 5 - That I think NIU is a good finals venue but we can do much better. And that includes the TV coverage. Gotta be better because the HS football fans in this state deserve it. 6 - That while the scintillating AJ is gone to the land of big blue, The equally impressive JJ is back and has something to prove. 7 - That I need more of that Byron-Williamsville game again. 8 - That the IHSA needs more football officials. I became one and it was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. 9 - That Friday upset specials, what if the season ended today playoff predictions and what did we learn will all be missed - well at least for the next 200 plus days. 10 - That all me a personal moment. I may see many things in what’s left of my life. I may get to do many things in that same time span. But I will never forget the moment of watching my son run on the field for a stage title football game. It truly is one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever experienced. He didn’t play, I don’t care and neither does he. To be apart of something so amazing sums up what it is to be a football dad. My heart broke for him last night and his 68 teammates knowing what it took for them to get here. Outcome aside, I am humbled and eternally grateful for having that be a part of my life. 2020 will be here before we know it.