Braden Contreras checks off typical items on his summer to-do list as he prepares for his last high school football season.
Contreras, a Hinsdale Central receiver, routinely throws with his quarterback. Training camp starts June 17.
He's made three college visits recently.
It's a far cry from six months ago, when Contreras and his family contemplated the reality of moving for the second time in a year.
The Contreras family moved from Clarendon Hills to Burr Ridge right around Thanksgiving, weeks before the Hinsdale High School District 86 board voted to cut football for the next school year. This came after a $166 million bond referendum to pay for renovations at the two high schools was rejected by voters in November.
"It wouldn't have been a good situation, having to move," Contreras said. "It was a scary thought. Toward the end, my parents and I ... READ FULL STORY