The stands were PACKED for the Homecoming football games on Friday.
It seemed to be much higher attendance than usual but the fact that the team is having a winning season for the first time since 2005 (Wildcats have 4 wins and 2 losses) and they’re just one game away from making the Up-State Eight conference playoffs which added to the high attendance, the excitement is palpable!
The homecoming activities leading up to the games helped build momentum and really got the whole community involved. Jaws was the movie shown on the field Monday evening with clubs selling glow sticks and other items to raise funds.
School-breaking records were set at the powder puff game with the seniors having a victory over the juniors.
The pom boys entertained the crowd as they danced in Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts to the music. The hilarity ensued as they got into the groove.
The homecoming king and queen, Senior Karen Huerta Garnica and King- Qssam Alwan were announced Friday morning at an activity-packed assembly. Students and staff participated in slip and slides as well as tug of war – with the staff winning this year over the students.
Ms. Brittney Walker (communications and community relations for WCCHS) and helpers manned the alumni tent giving out cool prizes like sunglasses, drink cups, alumni buttons, and other promotional items- the tent also had yearbooks from past years, particularly those for the classes celebrating milestone reunions. It was a very popular stop along the track area.
At the football game, the pep club’s theme for the squad was neon, and wow! some of the kids could be seen easily across the entire football field – especially this guy in his AWESOME neon orange suit!
There were several special presentations during the game, with spring athletes being recognized as well as thanks and recognition of the Hughes brothers who have been faithfully keeping the football stats for 46 years.
The Freshman/Sophmore team had a shutout win with a final score of West Chicago Wildcats 36 points over the Streamwood Sabres 0
Stats from Friday’s Homecoming Varsity game are:
- 26 yards passing
- 169 yards rushing, 157 of those yards were by Vincent Muci
- Vincent Muci had 3 tackles for loss
- Tommy Murphy had a fumble recovery
- 2 Touchdowns were scored by: Vincent Muci (1), Tommy Doyle (1)
- Nazarii Krailiuk had an amazing on-side kick that the Wildcats recovered
- Diego Contreras had an interception
- The Varsity team WON with a final score of 21-17
- Vincent Muci is now ranked 20th in the entire state of Illinois for rushing
Looking ahead to Friday’s game: the Wildcats will play against against the undefeated Glenbard South Raiders at Glenbard South High School – 5 Raider Ln, Glen Ellyn. The Raiders just broke South Elgin’s streak of consecutive games won in the conference.
Head coach, Adam Chavez is laser focused on what needs to happen for a win to occur on Friday for the Wildcats.
” They [Glenbard South] have multiple talented players on both sides of the ball. We are one win away from being playoff-eligible. We are focused on getting to win #5. Players to watch will be on both sides of the ball. They have multiple weapons on offense so our secondary will have to play their best game. Our offensive line must play with toughness and physicality against their stout defensive front .”
Freshman/Sophmore Game kick-off is at 4:30 pm
Varisty kick-off is at 7:00
There isn’t an official theme for the pep club/the squad for away games but they’re hoping you’ll travel with them to face the Raiders!
See you at the game, WeGo!