Sunday, November 29, 2009

oh yes we did....again

...Illinois state 4a CHAMPS!!!!!

here's excerpt from our local paper on our great schools here....
"When you look at great programs like Metamora, like Geneseo, like Joliet Catholic, they all have one thing in common," Vogelsang said Friday night from Memorial Stadium. "The whole community has bought into the program.

"The kids know what's expected of them because they've been around it from such a young age. The parents know what's expected and they don't coddle the kids."

Metamora and Geneseo met in the IHSA Class 4A state-championship game - two prime examples of what it takes to make a great program. The Redbirds made an emphatic statement by claiming their second state championship in three years with a 41-7 victory.

"If you look at both schools, they have so much in common," said former Geneseo all-stater Wayne "The Train" Strader. "They both have outstanding academics, they both have high participation rates in their extracurricular activities, and that produces well-rounded kids."

Vogelsang agreed.

"Metamora has something like 75 percent of its students involved in an extracurricular activity," he said. "Whether it's golf or band or scholastic bowl, the kids get involved and that gets parents and grandparents involved, and pretty soon the whole community is involved."

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