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The varsity football team meets in the shadows behind the stadium during halftime at the first home game of the season on September 3 at McCracken Field.

Coming home

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 10, 2021

As Dominick Caruso ran through the inflatable Warrior helmet onto the field, the crowd roared, awaiting the first home varsity football game to start, screamed with excitement and anticipation for the...

The marching band leads the varsity football team toward McCracken Field before the first home game of the season on September 3.

Gallery: March of the Warriors

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer September 9, 2021

On Friday, the varsity and frosh-soph football teams played at McCraken field hosting Huntley. The dance team, marching band and color guard led the team to the field before the varsity game. The...

Dylan Drumheller puts on his helmet before the first varsity football game of the 2020-21 season on August 27 at Prairie Ridge High School.

Gallery: Varsity Football v. Prairie Ridge

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer August 31, 2021

On Friday, the varsity and the frosh-soph football teams played at Prairie Ridge during the first football game of the season. Cheerleaders, teammates, and the fans in the stands cheered on the varsity...

For senior Paul Zunkel, high school football has been full of ups and downs. He attributes his perseverance to his success during his senior year.

Nothing but memories

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor May 13, 2021

Seasons end, school wraps up, seniors prepare to graduate. As they walk out the doors of MCHS, nothing but memories fill these students minds — especially athletes. For some seniors, especially football...

Spanish teacher Jordan Diener meets with both teams before the Powder Puff football game on April 20 at McCracken Field.

West tackles East during annual Powder Puff game

Emma Snyder, News Editor April 22, 2021

On April 20, under the lights of McCracken field, the senior girls of East and West went head to head in MCHS’s 8th annual Powder Puff flag football game in celebration of Homecoming week.  “Powder...

The Chicago Bears have history of picking the wrong quarterback for their roster. This year's pick Andy Dalton may continue that tradition.

Opinion: Dalton won’t make a difference

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer April 15, 2021

In recent years, the quarterback situation for the Chicago Bears has been anything but ideal. From Jay Cutler to Mitchell Trubisky to Nick Foles, a number of players have filled that role for the Bears....

Varsity football players warm up before the first football game of a delayed season against Prairie Ridge on March 19 at Huntley High School.

Football season kicks off

Emma Snyder, News Editor March 23, 2021

As the snow melts and spring approaches, players dust off their helmets, pull on their masks, and hit the football field sprinting. Anticipation builds as MCHS’s football team gears up to begin their...

Varsity football players warm up before the first football game of a delayed season against Prairie Ridge on March 19 at Huntley High School.

Gallery: First football game of the season

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

On Friday, March 19, the varsity football team played the Prairie Ridge Wolves under the lights at Huntley High School — the first in a season delayed by COVID and transformed by safety restrictions. Though...

The boys swimming team meets in the West Campus pool before a match on February 5th. The IHSA has limited most seasons as the state continues its battle against COVID-19.

Winter and spring sports seasons begin

Kylie Chisamore, Sports Editor February 17, 2021

The IHSA has allowed sports to move forward with shorter seasons and safety precautions. Some winter sports have already begun, including high-risk sports like boys and girls basketball and lower-risk...

The Super Bowl LV crowd engages in after-game celebration after the Chiefs win on February 7.

Buccaneers dominate Chiefs in Super Bowl LV

Mackenzie Sroka, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Super Bowl LV was held last Sunday, February 7. The Buccaneers hosted the Chiefs at their own home field in Tampa, Florida. The Chiefs battled against the Buccaneers, but were unsuccessful in staying ahead...

The Kansas City Chiefs will play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV on February 7 at Raymond James Stadium, marking the first time that a Super Bowl team will be playing on their home stadium.

Unprecedented Super Bowl kicks off Sunday

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

With two talented lineups going head to head in Tampa, either team could emerge victorious in Super Bowl LV this Sunday. In his first year with Tampa Bay, Tom Brady has surprised many with his successful...

A billboard in St. Petersburg, FL painted by the Vitale Brothers honors the career and history of Tom Brady, quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who will lead the team to his tenth Super Bowl appearance on Sunday.

Brady edges into another Super Bowl

Madison Harvey, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

In a series of events that nobody could have predicted a year ago, Tom Brady and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to Super Bowl LV.  This Super Bowl, Brady’s tenth appearance, will be historic...

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