top story Seasons past: Memorable moments in high school football Sep 12, 2018 0 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save With another high school football season underway, relive some memories from years past. 2A champs Buy Now Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football players sing their fight song after winning the 2A state championship after defeating Maroa-Forsyth Nov. 24, 2017 at Northern Illinois University's Huske Stadium in DeKalb. DAVID PROEBER El Paso-Gridley pep talk Buy Now El Paso-Gridley head football coach Stephen Rigsby gives his team and crowd a pep talk after defeating Knoxville in a November 2017 2A playoff game at El Paso. DAVID PROEBER West receiver on the move Buy Now Normal West wide receiver Adriel Fussell (10) came close to outrunning Blue Island defenders on a long gain in the IHSA Class 6A playoffs at West in October 2017. DAVID PROEBER BHS fan fun Buy Now Bloomington High School seniors Jonathan McCullough, left, and Carter Burns, put exclamation points on the start of football season in August 2017 as the Purple Raiders took on Peoria Manual. DAVID PROEBER Pontiac tribute Buy Now The Pontiac football field shows its appreciation for the late Dr. William E. Hough in August 2017. LEWIS MARIEN NCHS pre-game rally Buy Now Normal Community High School football players rally before the start of their game against Belleville West in the first round of the IHSA Class 7A football playoffs in October 2016 at Normal Community. DAVID PROEBER Heyworth third quarter run Buy Now Heyworth's Tate Eller runs with the football in the third quarter of play while hosting El Paso Gridley High School at Heyworth in August 2016. STEVE SMEDLEY 2A champs Buy Now Tri-Valley's Brock Danko (22) plants a kiss on the IHSA Class 2A first place trophy after they won the game against Auburn 41-8 at Northern Illinois University Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, Nov. 27, 2015. Holding the trophy is Matt Sorenson (55). STEVE SMEDLEY NCHS playoff time Buy Now Normal Community High School students celebrate with silly string prior to the start of the game against Schaumburg, as the first round of IHSA Class 7A football playoff takes place in Normal, Oct. 30, 2015. STEVE SMEDLEY CCHS pre-game prayer Buy Now The Central Catholic Saints football team prays before taking the field against the Illinois Valley Central High School's ''Grey Ghosts'' on Oct. 3, 2014. STEVE SMEDLEY Fieldcrest fan Buy Now Eddie Lorton, 7, cheers on Fieldcrest football players before the start of their game against Tri-Valley Aug. 29, 2014, in Downs. CARLOS T. MIRANDA West touchdown Buy Now Normal West's Genia Fuss keeps the ball and scores a touchdown chased by Champaign Centennial's Javin Coleman on Oct. 25, 2013, in Normal. CARLOS T. MIRANDA Intercity rivalry Buy Now Bloomington quarterback Jake Romani looks for a receiver during their game against Normal Community on Aug. 31, 2012, during an a Intercity football game in Normal. CARLOS T. MIRANDA CCHS catch Buy Now Central Catholic's Nate Atkins catches the ball from quarterback Oliver Moews against Springfield's James Torgerson (77) and Korey Blankenship (50) in October 2011 at Central Catholic. Madison Roberts Dee Mack playoffs Buy Now Deer Creek-Mackinaw's Danny Maurer (33) evades the tackle of Stark County's Clayton Ryan during their second round Class 2A football playoff game in November 2011. Daryl Wilson U High touchdown Buy Now University High players celebrate after Zach Burlingame (35) caught a touchdown pass from Kyle Morris during a Corn Belt Conference football game against Rantoul on Oct. 8, 2010, at Hancock Stadium in Normal. JOEL FELLERS Lexington vs. LeRoy Buy Now LeRoy's Justin Sexton (9) runs with the ball as Lexington's Anthony Feit (30) and Steve Kolat (65) give chase during a Class 1A second-round football playoff game at Lexington in November 2009. JOEL FELLERS 4A champs Buy Now Central Catholic celebrates after defeating Aurora Christian 37-28 on Nov. 28, 2008, during the IHSA State Football Class 4A Championship at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. CARLOS T. MIRANDA NCHS vs. NCWHS Buy Now Normal Community High School defenders celebrated after picking off a Normal West pass in the end zone during their football game Sept. 27, 2008. DAVID PROEBER Panthers fans Buy Now LeRoy fans cheer before the start of a Heart of Illnois Conference football game against Heyworth on Aug. 29, 2008 at Hancock Stadium in Normal. JOEL FELLERS Oly players Buy Now Olympia High School's varsity football team waits for the JV team to finish its game during opening night against University High on August 24, 2007, in Stanford. STEVE SMEDLEY NCHS pep rally Buy Now Jeanette Nuckolls, Normal Community High School principal, decorated Craig Lutes, Ironmen quarterback, during a 2005 pep rally celebrating the team's runner-up performance at the IHSA Class 6A state football championship game. David Proeber BHS celebration Buy Now Bloomington High School senior football player Shane Schubbe, left, was embraced by Don Anderson, BHS linebacker coach and defensive coordinator, during welcome home festivities for the team at Bloomington in 2004. The Raiders took 2nd place in the IHSA State Class 6A playoffs in Champaign. Lyndsie Schlink LeRoy championship Buy Now Heather Wilkins of LeRoy's True Value Hardware store put up a booster sign in November 2003 in anticipation of the IHSA Class 1A football state championship game. Stores around LeRoy have jumped on the playoff bandwagon in hope of returning the state championship to their city. David Proeber Prairie Central reception Buy Now A reception was held for the Prairie Central football team's second place finish in the IHSA Class 4A state football playoffs in 2003. Maureen O'Connor Lexington playoffs Buy Now From left, Lexington Minutemen Nick Stephey, Chris Coffey, Mitch Tanney and Eric Bird react to their second place finish after losing to Kewanee-Weathersfield 21-6 in the IHSA Class 1A state football championship game at Champaign, in 2001. 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