East St. Louis finished No. 1 in final High School Football America Illinois Top 10

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Fresh off its ninth overall Illinois high school football championship, East St. Louis finishes 2019 as the No. 1 team in the High School Football America Illinois Top 10. In addition, the Flyers are also currently ranked No. 55 in the nation in the High School Football America 100.

No. 2 Mount Carmel (Chicago) and No. 3 Lincoln-Way East are also ranked nationally. Mount Carmel, the state’s 7A champ, is currently No. 85 in the Top 100. 8A champ Lincoln-Way East is No. 105.

High School Football America Illinois Top 10

No. 1 East St. Louis (14-0), LW: #1

No. 2 Mount Carmel (Chicago) (14-0), LW: #2

No. 3 Lincoln-Way East (14-0), LW: #3

No. 4 Nazareth Academy* (13-1), LW: #4

No. 5 Warren Township (13-1), LW: #5

No. 6 Homewood-Flossmoor (10-2), LW: #6

No. 7 Rochester (13-1), LW: #9

No. 8 St. Rita (10-4), LW: #10

No. 9 Phillips Academy (8-2), LW: #7

No. 10 Neuqua Valley (9-2), LW: #8

*Nazareth Academy received a forfeit victory in its loss to Cardinal Ritter (Missouri) because of the use of an ineligible player.

Editor’s Note: The High School Football America national, regional and state rankings are developed using our proprietary algorithm.

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