Well we made it. 9 weeks in the books, 5 weeks to go for some. 1 - That the bottom of the 8A bracket looks to be a meat grinder - looks can be deceiving. 2 - That the Simeon ruling gives great pause. Not sure about this one. 3 - That, and I think we all can agree, the strike needs to be settled so the CPS can play. 4 - That Proviso E broke the rules and unfortunately the kids paid the price. 5 - That only one participant in the state finals from last year didn’t make it. 6 - That the “big games” from last week between 9-0’s lived up to the hype. 7 - That Loyola is still Loyola and the playoffs usually prove that. 8 - That the ain’t over til it’s over award, maybe for the whole season, goes to Lake Forest who came back from 20-0 down to knock Stevenson out of the playoffs for the first time in 3 decades. 9 - That 5A North - ugh 10 - That all gas and no brakes looks like it’s headed to DeKalb - think we already knew that though. Best of luck to the 256.