Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wheaton Warrenville South... the Number 1-ranked high school football team in the state of Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune this morning (and surely the Sun-Times tomorrow).

Senior quarterback Reilly O'Toole (6' 5", 215 pounds) will lead the Tigers in their season opener tomorrow night at Hinsdale Central. O'Toole (above) has already committed to the University of Illinois, while offensive lineman Luke Luhrsen (6' 5", 275) will follow in the footsteps of another great lineman, Brad Thorson, and enroll at Kansas.

Wheaton Warrenville South has been a football power since the days of Red Grange (class of 1922). Other notable alums include Bob Woodward ('61) and John Belushi ('67). The Tigers won their 6th state title last year by defeating Glenbard West, 31-24, in double overtime.

According to the Trib:

Repeating as DuPage Valley Conference and 7A state champions may be the Tigers' ultimate goals, but the game of the year in Illinois will take place in Week 2 when they host defending 8A champion Maine South live on ESPNU. Maine South, which handed Wheaton South its only 2009 loss, figures to carry a 29-game winning streak into the No. 1 vs. 2 showdown at 4 p.m. Sept. 3.

And in the words of Steve Stone, I'll be there.

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