Before the young men of North Central College's football team get on the bus to travel to their season opener, they will gather around a statue of a man they will never meet. Two weeks later, before they step onto their home turf, they will do the same thing. Week after week. It's a ritual for the team. First Light reporter Kevin Deiber has the story that is a combination of inspiration, motivation, and patriotism
Last year saw the end of a 20 year drought in post-season play for the College of DuPage football team when the school hosted the inaugural Red Grange Bowl. The game returns next Saturday, when the Chaparrals host Mesabi Range College at the Glen Ellyn school’s football stadium. Coach Matt Foster and I sat down to talk about the game, and more importantly the community outreach that is a big part of it.