Homewood-Flossmoor knows exactly what it’s in for when it takes on Lincoln Way East in the quarterfinals of the state series Saturday. “East is the gold standard in Illinois football. They have had everybody’s number," Vikings coach Craig Buzea said. "We are glad to have the opportunity to compete once again versus the best in Illinois and one of the premier programs in the nation.” The Griffins (11-0) finished the regular season ranked No. 1 in 8A in every poll. They won state titles in 2005 and 2017 and were runner up in . . .