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Adam Lewandowski knows what it takes to win in football. He was a member of the 1994 state champion Homewood-Flossmoor High School  football team, so Village President Richard Hofeld thought it would be fitting for Lewandowski to present the proclamation honoring the 2014 Vikings.

Adam Lewandowski offers 
words of wisdom to the 2014
H-F football team at the 
Homewood Board of Trustees
meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9. 

(Photo by Quinn Crump/
The Chronicle)

Coaches and members of the team attended the Homewood board of trustees meeting Tuesday, Dec. 9, to be honored for the team’s successful season. The Vikings made it to the Illinois High School Association Class 8A championship Saturday, Nov. 29, where they lost a close game to undefeated Stevenson, 31-25.

Players and coaches stood before the village trustees as Lewandowski read the resolution applauding their accomplishments. After reading the resolution, Lewandowski offered a few words of his own for the team.

“Your hard work is what got you to that spot,” Lewandowski said. “Dedication and sacrifice is everything in this sport.”

He noted that the dedication players showed during the season was good preparation for their futures. 

“Football is such a great model for the rest of your life,” he said. “You did not win the championship this year, but for you seniors, the new challenge becomes finding the championship in you every day, to be a championship man every day of your life.

“Please remember also that you are ambassadors of this community, and those who are coming behind you, need you.”

Text of the resolution honoring the 2014 Vikings football team:

Whereas, the 2014 Varsity Viking Football Team began their season with practice beginning the first week of June, 2014, and 

Whereas, under the guidance of Coach Craig Buzea, the 2014 Varsity Viking Football Team went on to an overall winning season record of 11-3, marking the most season wins since 1994; and 

Whereas, the 2014 Varsity Viking Football Team set a school record for points scored in a single season of 589, averaging 47 points a game during the regular season while posting 4 shut-out victories; and 

Whereas, during the playoffs, the 2014 Varsity Viking Football Team defeated Nequa Valley, Edwardsville, Bolingbrook, and Simeon to reach the State final; and

Whereas, the 2014 Varsity Viking Football Team finished their impressive season as IHSA Class 8A State Runner Up, earning the honor, respect and admiration of their classmates and fans.

Now therefore I, Adam Lewandowski, on behalf of Richard A. Hofeld, President of the Village of Homewood, Illinois, do hereby proclaim that the 2014 Homewood-Flossmoor High School Vikings Football Team be recognized and commended for their outstanding season. On behalf of the good citizens of Homewood, the President and Board of Trustees hereby express their sincere congratulations on a well-played season.

Members of the 2014 Homewood-Flossmoor High School 
football team listen as former H-F Viking Adam Lewandowski 
reads a proclamation honoring the team’s achievements
this season.
(Photo by Quinn Crump/The Chronicle)


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