Wanted the picture on every page!
Pocic's team is playing Laquain Treadwell's team Saturday in the Illinois semi-finals.
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Arvia: Crete-Monee wants what Lemont has
Whoever said “A picture is worth 1,000 words,” never saw one of mine.
Yet, with this column I include what I like to call my “Portrait of Four Teens Who Don’t Find Me Amusing” not for the thousand yawns it conveys, but for a few genial words uttered before the photo was snapped.
Ethan Pocic, the behemoth at the right, extended a giant paw toward Laquon Treadwell, the bundle of fast-twitch sinew on the left, and said, “Hey, when are you going to declare for LSU?”
As he shook Pocic’s hand, I didn’t catch Treadwell’s response — he’s a bit of a soft talker. But his destination (and LSU isn’t, he said later, among his final five choices) isn’t as important as the respect shown toward each other by the two blue-chippers.
Next year, Pocic, an offensive lineman, will be at Louisiana State. Treadwell, by wide acclaim the best undeclared wide receiver in the country, will be at some other institution whose games end up on network television.
But Saturday night, they’ll both be in Lemont, when Treadwell’s Crete-Monee squad meets Pocic’s Lemont Indians in a Class 6A football playoff semifinal.
Here's the picture the writer is talking about:
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