Jun 24

The Ghosts of Wheaton — Tiger Mania

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

Wheaton Central fans cheer on their team during the Tigers’ 7-0 victory over Deerfield in the 1990 semifinal playoff round. The victory would send the program to its first-ever state title game against Chicago Mt. Carmel.

Jun 24

The Ghosts of Wheaton — One-Two Punch

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

Fullback Phil Adler (#32) clears the way for running back Bobby Nelson (#2) during the Tigers’ 16-0 semifinal round playoff victory over Rockford Boylan that earned Wheaton Warrenville South a trip to the 1992 Illinois Class 5A state championship game. The rest, as they say, is history …