Illinois high school football team still searching for opponent


by Jeff Fisher

Over the last five years, coaches across the nation, especially private school coaches, have been talking about how tough it is to fill-out their regular season schedule.  As a result, we’ve watched programs like Bishop Gorman (Nevada), Don Bosco Prep (New Jersey) and many others build a national schedule filled with lots of travel.

I got a tweet on Twitter today from Quincy Notre Dame in Illinois asking for help in trying to find an October 24th opponent, which is the last week of the regular season in the state.  At this late day, it’s going to be a tall task, but we thought we’d try to help with a story and working social media.

Quincy Notre Dame tweetThe Raiders are a 4A team in Illinois that has eight football classifications.  Last season, Quincy Notre Dame was 10-2, losing in the state quarterfinals.  The Raiders are coached by Bill Connell, who is entering his 23rd season as head coach with a lifetime record of 164-74.

The team is willing to travel.  For more information, call Coach Connell at 217-257-6502.

About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.