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Upstate Eight Conference 2023 Preview With Coach Big Pete - A Raider Storm Is Forming



We are back IHSA Football Family!!! As is every summer conference previews and again please remember predictions and previews mean crap. High school football is the greatest thing because of pure parity. What is up last year could be down this year and what is down last year can up this year. ANYTHING AND I MEAN ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN IHSA FOOTBALL. Last year, 2022 was mild to surprises and was calm predictable season. Also, unlike some prep writers who take credit and copy and paste the coach's work off a crap team questionnaire I do my own work. Thank You, to the high school coaches that put the info up on HUDL and emailed me info as well.


UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE 2023 Season Preview








We can talk about the star-studded offense of Glenbard South again. Though, South Elgin has proven to be the team that maintains a conference lead along with its option offense. Glenbard South dynamic offense will be a huge key, but the defense needs to take charge this season. Glenbard East losses an elite defense line but actually has young stars rising the ranks along with good group of linebackers. Bartlett is looking to be surprise this season and might shock a lot of teams this season with Mancilla, and Ibegulem. East Aurora is walking the steps of becoming a great program, and that's all you really can ask for this season. The big thing for EAHS is they need challenge does conference big dogs out of the gate. West Chicago just like EAHS is making process to becoming a winning program, Chavez era is looking golden and is being built brick by brick. Elgin and Larkin loss key playmakers to transferring and look really green for this season. Fenton is still trying to build a program this season but have some talent on the line. Streamwood is another team with dynamic athleticism, but the line play is a huge question this season.





BEST BET: 4 Teams in The Upstate Eight Conference Will Make the Playoffs


TELL ME WHY: This conference has horrible seeding in the playoffs.


TELL ME WHY 2: Michael Champagne is continually overlooked.


TOP BET: Glenbard South & South Elgin will make deep playoff runs this season.


TOP BET 2: East Aurora will shock some teams this season.


TOP BET 3: Bartlett passing attack will be one of best in the conference this season.






UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE GAMES TO WATCH FOR 2023


Glenbard South vs South Elgin

Larkin vs South Elgin

Glenbard South vs Glenbard East

Glenbard East vs Bartlett

East Aurora vs Elgin

Glenbard East vs South Elgin



TOP DOG TEAMS FOR THE UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE 2023


South Elgin, Glenbard South





Challenger Teams For The Upstate Eight Conference 2023


Glenbard East, Elgin




Surprise Team For The Upstate Eight Conference 2023


Bartlett




COACH BIG PETE'S 5 TAKES FROM THE UPSTATE EIGHT CONFERENCE 2023


1. Glenbard South vs South Elgin will be the Championship Game

2. West Chicago and East Aurora are not off that far as you think


3. Glenbard East need a big year offensively this season.


4. Elgin and Larkin need to win early


5. Streamwood's Taro is a underrated player in this conference







Upstate Eight Conference Players You Must Know For 2023 Season Classes Of 2024 & 2025



Michael Champagne Glenbard South

Eric McClain Glenbard East

Richie Swanek Fenton

London Leflore South Elgin

Carter London Glenbard South

Jason Schmidt South Elgin

Saif Kokoszka Glenbard South

Kenneth Cooley East Aurora

Timothy Singson Elgin

Vincent Muci West Chicago

Samuel Mancilla Bartlett

Taro Ishikawa Streamwood

Diyonnes King Larkin

Arnold Walker East Aurora

Thomas Klos Fenton

Jalen Miller Larkin

Cam Williams Glenbard South

Fabian Ramirez Elgin

Amari Diaz West Chicago

Erick Myrick Larkin

Saif Kokoska Glenbard South

Nick Dillon Glenbard East

Blake Salvino Glenbard East

Matthew Larson Glenbard East

Justin Ibegbulem Bartlett

Daniel Zlatanov Glenbard East

Christopher Griffin South Elgin

Jack Anderson Glenbard South






Remember Deep Dish Football Is Just Not About Recruiting

But About The Love Of The Game Of IHSA Football

RESPECT THE GAME






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