Mike Clark

High school sports contributor

Mike Clark is a high school sports contributor at the Chicago Sun-Times.

A big talking point at Homewood-Flossmoor, from coach Terrell Alexander on down, is how to deal with hard times.
The Caravan held Morgan Park’s dynamic skill players in check most of the game and came away with a 22-12 home victory over the No. 23 Mustangs.
It’s a loaded weekend with several matchups between ranked teams.
The senior led a stout defensive effort by picking off two Simeon passes, kicked a 42-yard field goal and an extra point, and handled kickoff, punting and punt-return duties.
Tony Phillips broke off two long touchdown runs to help the Kays beat No. 5 Nazareth 33-26 in Kankakee.
The list includes top prospects heading to two-time defending national champ Georgia, Notre Dame, Clemson and a variety of Big Ten schools.
Here’s a look at some of Week 1’s best games.
The best high school football players in the area for the 2023-24 season.
The list includes an Illinois recruit and several juniors with major college offers.