Jul 10

The Ghosts of Wheaton — The Agony of Defeat

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

Quarterback Jeff Thorne collapses to the frozen turf after his fourth-down overtime pass fell incomplete in the end zone during the Tigers’ 6-3 semifinal round 1989 playoff loss to Niles Notre Dame.

Jul 02

The Ghosts of Wheaton — The World

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

Tiger linebacker and team captain Christian “The World” Olsen returns an interception against Niles Notre Dame during the 1992 playoffs. The 52-0 domination of the Dons avenged the ghost of the Tigers’ devastating 6-3 “Snow Bowl” defeat during the 1989 playoffs that denied the program its first-ever title game appearance.