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Wildcats Win! Varsity Football Victory Over Elgin Maroons 28-6 + Looking Ahead to Homecoming Week

Wildcats Win! Varsity Football Victory Over Elgin Maroons 28-6 + Looking Ahead to Homecoming Week
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The West Chicago Community High School Varsity Football Team had an awesome victory over the Elgin Maroons at Elgin High School Friday night. It was Elgin’s homecoming. The final score was 28-6.

The Wildcats just might make the state playoffs this year. It has been 9 years since the Wildcats have had 3 wins in a season, and we’re only 5 games in so far this year.  The last time they had this many wins was the 2014 season when they went 3 and 6, under Ted Monken as head coach. The leadership of head football coach, Adam Chavez and his coaching staff have rallied the kids, pounded away at discipline, stressed accountability,  developed the players, conditioned them up, and instilled in them a vision for victory.

Wildcats Win! Varsity Football Victory Over Elgin Maroons 28-6 + Looking Ahead to Homecoming Week

Game Highlights included

  • 4 touchdowns -3 by Vincent Muci, 1 by Robert Lee
  • Defensively, Roman Zolota led with 4 tackles, Amari Diaz-Thomas had 1 sack and numerous quarterback pressures
  • Diego Contreras had a fumble recovery caused by Allan Munoz and David Weber
  • Offensive Player of the Week was awarded to Vincent Muci
  • Defensive Player of The Week was awarded to Amari Diaz-Thomas
  • Special Teams Player of The Week was awarded to Nazar Krailiuk

Looking ahead to the game on Friday, September 28, it is our homecoming game so there are a lot of activities leading up to the game as well as the dance over the weekend.

Each Thursday, the team eats a carb-heavy meal together. Not only is it a team bonding experience, but it also helps them nutritionally to be able to compete in the games the following day. Raising funds for the team dinners, and other team needs is always important, and the responsibility of funding has largely fallen upon parents and the booster club, help is always needed:  if readers would like to donate to the team, they’ve made it easy using the Raise365 app. Download, and join the fundraiser (No. 76788947) or scan the QR code below and follow the instructions below:

Homecoming Week Schedule: click here

Theme: Under the Sea

Pep Club organized a window-decorating event in downtown West Chicago on Saturday, Sept. 2. Fall clubs and sports were invited to paint the windows of various businesses. Businesses hosting windows are:

El Coco Loco, Kindred Coffee, La Cocina Maria, Gorditas, Gloria’s Jewelry, Good Morning Family Restaurant, St. Vincent DePaul, West Chicago Public Library, Whistle Stop, and Eduardo J. Gil Attorneys.

Schedule of Events for Homecoming Week

Monday, September 25th

Dress Day= Pajama Day

Hallway Decorating: Due to new windows, window painting is not allowed. However,  extracurricular clubs/sports teams can hang things from windows and decorate the halls with their respective group’s decor.

Movie On the Field : Jaws. This is a free event for students to attend, allowing them to support school clubs and teams selling items such as foam footballs, glow bracelets, necklaces, and glasses. Food items will be available for purchase during the movie will include pizza for $3 a slice, popcorn for $2, Kona ice for $4-$8, cookies for $1-$2, and hot cocoa for $2.

Tuesday, September 26th

Dress Day= Beach Day

BPA Dodgeball Tournament 6:00 pm


Wednesday, September 27th

Dress Day = Class Shirt Day

Boys Soccer Game vs. Willowbrook Pep Club Pre-Game Tailgate 5:30 pm, game at 6:30 pm


Thursday, September 28th

Dress Day = Floaty Day

Girls Volleyball Game vs. Aurora Central Catholic 5:30 pm

Drama’s Ultimate Wildcat Competition 7:00 pm


Friday, September 29th

Dress Day = WeGo Wear – Blue/White

Homecoming Pep Assembly 10:45 am -11:45 am with crowning of royalty/homecoming couple

Foodfest 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Organizations and clubs will sell a variety of food for the foodfest, it will be held on Wood Street, between the school and the football field, before and after the parade.

Parade 12:45 pm – 1:30 pm. Participants will include Student Council, Art Club, Anime Club, FCCLA, and WEGO Global, as well as athletics, such as the football and cheer team. The marching band will also perform. In the years prior, the parade has had a strong turnout. The parade will go down Joliet Street and toward Leman Middle School. For 2023, Gary Elementary students will be able to attend unlike last year.

See Parade Route Map Below

PowderPuff Game between junior and senior girls with performance by Pom Boys.  2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

(Sign-ups for coaches and players took place during lunch periods Sept. 11-15.)

Football Game vs. Streamwood Sabres Last year against the Sabres, WeGo experienced their first victory of the season with a score of 46-23.

  • Freshman/Sophomore Kickoff 4:30 pm
  • Varsity kickoff  7:00 pm played at home on Memorial Field.
  • Half-time show by West Chicago Cheerleaders, Dance Team, and Marching Band along with introduction of the Homecoming Couple and their court.
  • There will be a homecoming tent for alumni to check in and meet at the game.
  • The theme for the pep club’s squad is NEON.

Saturday, September 30th:

The Homecoming dance will be held in Bishop Gym at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. Tickets are required for attendance, buy them online for $35 per person prior to Sept. 29. Guest passes will be available for purchase as well. Student Council is asking for song recommendations to be played at the dance

On Saturday, September 30th . two class reunions will be held  in conjunction with homecoming, for the class of 1993’s 30th class reunion click here for information and for tickets, for the class of 1963,.  Check here for details.

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