Abrams, the reigning South Suburban Red’s player of the year, and the Cardinals (23-6) are on a roll with an 11-game winning streak. It’s a far cry from opening the season with an incomplete lineup as Abrams got hurt in a 77-37 loss to Marist on Nov. 20 in Blue Island.
“We are finally all back together and we’re getting to know each other,” Abrams said. “That first game was just a wake-up call for us. We came back better and got our whole team healthy.”
If the seeds are right, there could be a ton of action involving Southland teams in March 1 sectional championship games.
Homewood-Flossmoor and Marist drew the first and second seeds, respectively, in the Class 4A Rich Township Sectional. Mount Carmel earned the top seed and De La Salle the second at the Class 3A Hinsdale South Sectional.
Thornton is seeded first and Brother Rice second in the Class 3A Thornton Sectional.
Beecher, which entered this week as the only unbeaten team in the state, picked up the top seed in a sub-sectional of the Class 2A Clifton Central Sectional.
Jeff Vorva is a freelance reporter for the Daily Southtown.