East to take on top-ranked Simeon in football playoffs

For just the second time in school history, East qualified for the football playoffs in back-to-back seasons.

The IHSA awarded the E-Rabs (5-4) the honor of taking on Chicago Simeon in the first round. Simeon is 9-0 and seeded No. 1 out of the 32 schools in the 7A playoffs. The location and time of the game has yet to be announced.

Of course, the back-to-back fact does come with a qualifier. The IHSA didn’t institute football playoffs until 1974. East was undefeated in 1973 and in 1974, the E-Rabs rolled to the 4A state title with a perfect 13-0 record.

East has now qualified for the football playoffs in 1974, 1985, 1986, 2001, 2017 and 2018.

Posted on 10.21.18