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.

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.