A rousing crowd cheered on the Homewood-Flossmoor High School football team as it began the trip to the University of Illinois to compete at 7 p.m. tonight for the state championship title.
The Vikings (11-2) will play Stevenson High School (13-0) this evening at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium for the Class 8A state championship title.
Among the crowd was Jeremy Correll, a junior, going to Champaign-Urbana to cheer on his younger brother, Justin, a safety on the team.
Annie Reilly, a saxophone player with the Vikings Band, said playing at Memorial Stadium has been a dream of hers since she was nine years old and she watched her older sister, Meghan, a 2007 H-F graduate, perform as a member of the U of I flag team.
Annie traveled to China in spring 2014 with the band, but she said performing during the half-time program to support the football team is just as exciting for her.
Pom-pom members Victoria Richard and Tolu Efunkoya said their routine on the field at half-time will be a great way to cap off their senior year at H-F. They have been members of the pom-pom squad for four years.
“It’s really exciting. In some ways it’s more exciting than our own competition,” Victoria said.
Photo by Marilyn Thomas/Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle
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