What happens next? Your guess is as good as mine. Loyola now looks like the team to beat in 8A, but is that a sure thing? I don't know what to believe in anymore. Stevenson now has Glenbard North in the quarterfinals, and that's a winnable game. Could they keep the momentum rolling all the way into the state semifinals?
In 7A, Glenbard West's loss was perhaps the most surprising to me. I had the Hilltoppers rolling into the finals, where they were set to meet Lincoln-Way East in my mental bracket. Now both teams are out, and Wheaton South looks like the team we thought it could be all the way back in August.