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Friday, August 24, 2012

High School Football Rivalry | West Aurora Defeats East Aurora 59-19 for 12th Consecutive Win

In one of the most storied high school football rivalries, East Aurora and West Aurora met for the 120th time in their lengthy history on Friday night at West Aurora.

Final Score:

West Aurora 59
East Aurora 19

This is the 12th consecutive win for West Aurora and they lead the overall series 60-48-12.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did you see West's halftime show? Their band, flags, and poms did an AWESOME job, especially considering how little time they had to prepare. The band sounded and looked exceptional. Hiring Dr. Schueller was a great call!

Anonymous said...

Go band?!? Screw that, its all about the football!

Anonymous said...

Why does East even bother with a football program? I say disband the program and use the money to better the education. Lord knows they need it!

Only problem, where to start???

Anonymous said...

Funny how Openline does not write about Rydland protecting the petafile. Even DCFS found him guilty and yet Openline runs a story on Football.

Orland and Rydland need to go. Wait til the lawsuits start they only have 2months of cash reserves we will be paying more in taxes because of his incompetence.

Let's get some Board members that will protect the kids

Al Kohollick said...

Me thinks that Football is a dying sport. In a couple of generations from now it will really start to dwindle at the High School level. One of the primary downsides of football is the very real risk of serious injury. Hitting another human being as hard as you possibly can is great for "being manly" and all but it does cause some serious injuries like concussions, broken bones, and torn up knee ligaments. Many years ago I knew a couple of guys in High School who would up with a serious knee injury and a serious throat injury. In hindsight, they probably wish that they hadn't participated in football. I think Soccer and Volleyball will increase at the High School level and Baseball and Football will decrease.

Anonymous said...

Al, you may be right, but I've been a licensed athletic trainer for 35 years and I've been hearing those predictions for all that time. Soccer and volleyball have gone up some, and are doing strong, but so is football. The sports I see growing in Illinois are "new" sports like lacrosse and field hockey. Ice hockey is also popular. And while football does show more of the injuries you discuss, I've still seen every injury you mention in just about every sport I cover. For example, torn ACLs (anterior cruciate ligament) -- I've seen as many in soccer as I have in football, because it's more commonly a non-contact injury, i.e. it occurs when someone's running full speed, plants and turns, putting a torque on the knee, with no one hitting the player.

And when you REALLY look at the data, the most dangerous activity for teenagers is driving. More kids get hurt in car accidents than in sports.

Anonymous said...

Al you're an idiot. Baseball and football will not be lost to volleyball and soccer.

Anonymous said...

Oh come on Openline you are not carrying the Kifowit story from the behemoth Illinois review?

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2012/08/house-candidate-kifowit-finds-democrat-tax-hike-question-tough-video.html





Al Kohollick said...

Maybe it's just me, but over the last 20 years I just don't see that many kids/young adults playing baseball/softball. I know that fastpitch softball has been on the verge of extinction for the last 10 years or so. Which is too bad as a spent many days of my youth hanging out at S-A Field watching the great teams that Bill Paull and Warren Bachert put together. When driving down Montgomery Road I used to always see games going on at Pierce Field every week night. Nowadays, it's pretty much dead down there. The game is still going pretty good in Austraila and New Zealand and too a lesser degree Canada, but it's almost dead here in the USA. And back to baseball, it's clearly not as popular as it used to be in terms of participation. As a youth it was so popular I couldn't get into an Aurora Boys Baseball League because there wasn't enough room on all the rosters. I occasionally see some kids playing ball but it's clearly a lot less that what it was. When you look at Major League rosters there is a clear trend of more non-American players and more Latin America players. I had a relative go through Aurora Boys Baseball and he eventually became a Major League player. We all kinda knew that it was possible watching him dominate. It was great to be a kid hanging out at the Solfisburg Baseball complex watching 3 different games going on and chewing on Bub's Bubble Gum, hearing the trains go by, watching a occasional home run go down the enbankment that lead to the train tracks. I think maybe Aurora Boys Baseball had to move out of Solifsburg because the neighborhood got a bit too tough(?). The more things change....the more they stay the same.

Anonymous said...

How's about Rydland and the precious Bank director you loved Rick

Anonymous said...

Al, this is 1:28. From what I see in high schools, baseball is doing well at our school, but a number of our opponents can no longer field a freshman B team (not enough kids). On the other hand, softball at our school hasn't had a freshman team for 2 years now, and last year we barely had enough to have a JV team -- we only had 19 girls, which means if one girl was hurt, varsity & jv could still both play, but there were NO players on the bench. If we had 2 girls out, the JV game was cancelled.

Anonymous said...

Why u said that for east still score