Aug 18

Illinois High School Association Highlights The Ghosts of Wheaton

The Ghosts of Wheaton was Highlighted Aug. 18 by the Illinois High School Association. Read the interview here.

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Aug 04

That Extra Yard

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

Fullback Phil Adler scrambles for extra yardage in the Tigers’ 24-20 playoff victory over the Lake Forest Scouts in 1992.

Aug 02

The Bowling Ball

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

Fullback Phil Adler (dubbed the Bowling Ball by teammates) churns out the yards during the Tigers’ 1992 Championship season. On the season, Adler would churn out 2,043 yards and score 28 touchdowns in leading the Tiger football program to its first-ever state title.

Aug 01

In the Mud

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

Fullback Phil Adler gets down and dirty during the Tigers’ 16-0 semifinal round victory over Rockford Boylan in 1992.

Jul 30

The Mud Bowl

Running back and team captain Phil Adler fights for yardarge in the Tigers' 16-0 victory over Rockford Boylan in the 1992 semifinals. The win would give the Tigers their date with destiny in the 1992 title game.

Running back and team captain Phil Adler fights for yardarge in the Tigers’ 16-0 victory over Rockford Boylan in the 1992 semifinals. The win would give the Tigers their date with destiny in the 1992 title game.

Jul 16

The Price of Watching History

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

Entrance to the 1992 Class 5A and 6A football title games costs a mere $6 for the opportunity to watch history being made as Wheaton Warrenville South outdueled Joliet Catholic Academy 40-34 in double overtime while DVC rival Naperville North topped Loyola Academy 21-11 for the 6A title — the first time two teams from the same conference had both won state titles.

Dec 09

The Perfect Gift For the Champion in Your World

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Dec 08

Come on … Stuff Your Stocking!

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Oct 26

The Road to Paradise Travels Through Richmond

How the 1982 Castle Knights Upset Indiana's Football World

 

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The 1982 Castle Knights Championship Run

Game 11

Castle       23

Richmond   7

Nov. 2 — Castle Stadium

ON THE ROAD TO PARADISE –In the opening round of the 1982 Indiana High School Football AAA Playoffs, the Knights would march 80 yards in 10 plays on their opening possession to take a 6-0 lead on a nine-yard pitch out to senior running back David Brosmer.

The Red Devils fought right back, however, as quarterback Sean Welsh completed first-down passes of 13, 23 and 15 yards before sending tailback Bart Denning over left tackle  for a two-yard touchdown and a 7-6 lead.

A 24-yard field goal by senior kicker Matt McDowell gave the Knights the lead for good at 9-7. The Knights put Richmond away as senior quarterback Mike Davis hit junior receiver Deon Chester on a nine-yard pass, junior receiver Joe Huff on a 22-yard pass, and senior fullback Neil Chapman on an 11-yard strike before junior running back Chris Brosmer powered the ball over the goal line from the one for a 16-7 lead.

Richmond couldn’t move the ball in the second half thanks to a blistering Knights’ defense that sacked the Red Devil quarterback five times for 53 yards in losses.

The Knights erased any lingering doubts as to the game’s outcome with a double dose of the Brosmer brothers. After Chris scampered for 25 yards, brother David took it home from the three, resulting in the final score of 23-7.

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