It's early in the Winter season for high school sports but we've already seen some teams make an early statement on the young season.

Another big shout out to Rock Valley College for sponsoring this winter long contest. 


Each weekend through the winter season we will be taking nominations for the team of the week. You can nominate a team from Friday afternoon till Sunday night. Every Monday we will gather up the nominations and then put it up to a vote on the website.

The winning team will be announced during the morning show on WROK with RIley and Joe and receive a $100 Visa card for their program. At the end of the season, all weekly winners will go up against each other to be named Team of the Season and receive a $500 Visa card for their program.

Even though we only have nominations for basketball this week, it's open to ALL IHSA recognized sports. Bowling, cheerleading, wrestling, swimming, we want to hear from everyone.

So with no further ado, here are this week's finalists:

  • Boylan Boy's Varsity Basketball - The Titan boy's basketball team has started their season off with a bang going 4-0 last week. They began the week with back-to-back wins Tuesday and Wednesday over traditional state powerhouses Chicago Marshall and Peoria Richwoods before coming out on top of an epic battle between them and Lutheran. Lutheran is predicted to be one of the best teams in the state at the 2A level. Boylan finished off the perfect week with a 10 point win over St. Charles North.
  • East Boy's Varsity Basketball - The E-Rabs went 2-1 in the LOADED RPS 205 Shootout over Thanksgiving weekend. They kept pace with a very talented and BIG East St. Louis team before losing by 11. East St. Louis would go on to win the Shootout. After that they easily disposed of Chicago Perspectives and won a 3-point game against Elgin Larkin, another team that will see far more wins than losses this year.
  • Hononegah Boy's Varsity Basketball - The Indians posted a 3-1 record in their first week of action. They blew out Crystal Lake Central and Grayslake Central before squeaking out a one point win over Barrington in their holiday tournament. The Indians lost a close one to Hampshire 54-51 to finish the week. The Indians are big and return a slew of starters, they will be a team to keep an eye on through the season.

So who was the best team of the week? Vote below.

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