While Larkins boys basketball team has other things to worry about like its game against crosstown rival Elgin on Wednesday the Royals can at least take comfort in the fact their performance so far this season as earned them some form of recognition.
Larkin (7-2) has earned the No. 1 seed for the 38th annual Elgin Holiday Tournament, scheduled for Dec. 26-29 at Chesbrough Field House.
The Royals will take on Islamic Foundation in the 9 a.m. kickoff game to the tournament on Dec. 26.
Rockford East, Dundee-Crown and Las Vegas Centennial are the other top seeds in the tournament, which has a heavy flavor of Chicago schools this year.
After Larkins opening round game, Buffalo Grove will take on Glenbard North at 10:30 a.m., Harlan plays Batavia at noon and Hoffman Estates battles Rockford East at 1:30 p.m. to round out the top half of the bracket.
The bottom half of the bracket kicks off at 3 p.m. with Dundee-Crown taking on Chicago Raby. Defending champion Elgin meets Francis Parker at 5 p.m., setting up a possible D-C vs. Elgin game in the quarterfinals on Dec. 27.
Rockford Guilford plays Walther Lutheran at 6:45 p.m. and Centennial meets Team Englewood of Chicago at 8:15 p.m. to close out the opening round.