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Zion's Diconte Lee (95) making plays against Lake VillTimberwolves Carmel High School for youth Football Championship. | Mark Ukena~For Sun-Times

Zion's Diconte Lee (95), making plays against the Lake Villa Timberwolves at Carmel High School for the youth Football Championship. | Mark Ukena~For Sun-Times Media

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Heavyweight Division

Plainfield Premier def. Cary-Grove 6-0 (2ot)

Grayslake def. Mundelein 18-6

Zion-Benton def. Wauconda 32-20

Lightweight Division

Plainfield Premier def. Prairie Ridge 16-0

Buffalo Grove def. Lake in the Hills 27-6

Bartlett def. Zion-Benton 29-12

Middleweight Division

Plainfield Premier def. Barrington Premier 14-0

Kenosha def. Mundelein 36-24

Barrington Ultimate def. Waukegan 7-6 (ot)

Featherweight Division

Prairie Ridge def. Lake Villa 30-16

Lake in the Hills def. Elgin 14-0

Waukegan def. Zion-Benton 21-14

Bantam Division

Crystal Lake def. Libertyville 16-8 (ot)

Elgin def. Grayslake 31-19

Wauconda def. Waukegan 12-6


Area Champions

Warren Blue Featherweights

Zion-Benton Bantams

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Updated: January 13, 2013 1:29AM

Several area teams won titles, as The Chicagoland Youth Football League wrapped up an exciting season with Championship Weekend.

In this league, there were three champs crowned in each of the five weight/age divisions, with teams divided based on the number of players involved in the program.

The advanced/older/experienced players competed in the Sunday (Big Ten) program, and four area teams walked off the field last weekend as champs.

In the Heavyweight Division (eighth-graders), Grayslake’s Colts and Zion-Benton’s Jr. Zee-Bees each won titles.

In the Featherweight Division, Waukegan’s Jr. Bulldogs were champs.

In the Bantam Division (little guys), Wauconda’s team won a title.

Playing in championship games but falling short were Mundelein’s Heavyweights, Wauconda’s Heavyweights, Zion-Benton’s Lightweights, Mundelein’s Middleweights, Waukegan’s Middleweights, Waukegan’s Bantams, Libertyville’s Bantams, Grayslake’s Bantams, Zion-Benton’s Bantams and Lake Villa’s Bantams.

In addition to the Sunday program, there also were title games in the Saturday program.

The area champs on Saturday were Warren Blue in the Featherweight Division, and Zion-Benton in the Bantam Division.

Zion beat Lake Villa White 13-12 in overtime in the Saturday Bantam final.

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