Defending Illinois state 8A champion Loyola Academy (Wilmette, Ill.) attempts to punch its ticket back to the state title game with a semifinal matchup against Glenbard West (Glen Elyn).
No. 22 Loyola Academy (12-0) has won its three playoff games handily and has allowed only three points over the last 11 quarters. In its 42-14 win in the first round against O’Fallon, Loyola allowed the 14 points in the first quarter.
Glenbard (10-2) has gotten to this point by virtue of a few upsets, at least according to the seeds.
According to USA TODAY High School Sports’ Score Predictor, Loyola holds the edge.
Score Predictor uses data from the Super 25 computer to compare two teams and plays multiple simulations to determine the most likely result.