Jul 09

The Ghosts of Wheaton — The Thrill of Victory

The Ghosts of Wheaton: How the 'Red Grange' Tigers Conquered Illinois High School Football

Kicker Doug MacLeod, who not only kicked the field goal to send the 1992 Illinois Class 5A championship game to overtime — he kicked it twice, celebrates with Tigers of past immediately following the game.

Jul 03

The Ghosts of Wheaton — Sportsmanship

The Ghosts of Wheaton: How the 'Red Grange' Tigers Conquered Illinois High School Football

One of the moments that truly defines Tiger football came after the Tigers won the 1992 Class 5A title when they welcome DuPage Valley Conference (DVC) foe Naperville North (a team they had defeated 30-6 during the regular season) onto the field for the Huskies’ Class 6A title tilt against Loyola Academy. The unscripted salute stands today as one of the ultimate examples of sportsmanship and camaraderie in Illinois high school football.