NAPERVILLE — Jake Beesley was a high school junior when it happened. Michael Hasenstab was a sophomore.

That was back in 2015, when Champaign Central football plunged into the Class 5A semifinals during then-coach Nate Albaugh’s third season running the Maroons.

Both Beesley and Hasenstab fondly remember that portion of their prep careers — and it’s serving them well now more than ever.

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SOURCE (Colin Likas/