The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

The student news site of West Chicago Community High School

Wildcat Chronicle

Distinguished Sites Banner
SUPPORT US
$725
$750
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of West Chicago Community High School. Your contribution will help us cover our annual website hosting costs. We appreciate your support!

INSTAGRAM FEED

Wildcats take the W in Homecoming game against Sabres

The final score was 21-17 in favor of WEGO.
The Wildcats were victorious against the Streamwood Sabres at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 29, the Homecoming game.

In a close game that had fans sitting at the edge of their seat until the very end, West Chicago Community High School defeated the Streamwood Sabres 21-17 on Homecoming, Sept. 29.

Kickoff began at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium, and the Wildcats took the early lead, with senior Vincent Muci, a running back/linebacker, scoring a touchdown just three minutes into the game. The Sabres fought back, scoring their own touchdown with 1:10 left in Q1, and squeezing in a field goal as time expired in the first half. Heading into halftime, the score was 7-11 in favor of Streamwood, and it was clear West Chicago’s offense and defense were working hard, but struggling against the Sabres.

The football team regrouped while WEGO’s marching band, as well as the cheer and dance teams, performed.

Coming back into the game, the Wildcats punched it in with a solid drive by Muci during the second half. Although the Sabres followed in hot pursuit, bringing the score to 14-17 with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, they could not recover once West Chicago’s Tommy Doyle, a wide receiver and running back, scored the Wildcats’ final touchdown of the game with 6.6 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Despite the fact Streamwood regained control of the ball in the final minutes of the game, they could not bounce back, especially when junior Diego Contreras, a tight end/linebacker, managed a major interception, allowing the Wildcats to take possession, and eventually win the game.

According to Coach Malko Odishoo, although the game had its ups and downs, and the team has a few issues to work through before going up against Glenbard next weekend, the team produced a strong performance on the field.

“All I can say is an ugly win is better than a pretty loss. Proud of the guys that we were able to stick it through,” Odishoo said.

For the Wildcats, who are now 4-2 overall, the game on Oct. 5 is considerable in more ways than one.

“We’re one off from going to playoffs, which really means a lot to the school. We’ve only gotten to the playoffs, like, three times out of seventy, eighty years, so it’s a lot for the community,” said senior Jonathan Soto, a tight end/linebacker for the Wildcats.

View Comments (1)
Donate to Wildcat Chronicle
$725
$750
Contributed
Our Goal

Your donation will support the student journalists of West Chicago Community High School. Your contribution will help us cover our annual website hosting costs. We appreciate your support!

About the Contributors
Sebastian Alarcon
Sebastian Alarcon, Multimedia Content Creator
Sebastian Alarcon is a senior at WCCHS and a first-year journalism student. Formerly, he was a dedicated soccer player for 14 years. Sebastian is a very sociable, friendly, and charismatic individual who loves connecting with others. Currently, Sebastian works at Sonny Acres and is also in the process of deciding which college to attend out of state. When he is not studying or working, he plays tennis and does some boxing on the side. In his free time, Sebastian likes to listen to music for example rap, and Spanish rock, and also watch movies.
Olivia Heredia
Olivia Heredia, Reporter
Olivia Heredia is a senior in high school. This is her first year and last year at West Chicago. She is excited for new possibilities and what this school has to bring. Olivia loves listening to music, playing the sims and spending time with her family. She also loves her dog, who brings joy and happiness into her life.
Emily Ziajor
Emily Ziajor, Multimedia Manager
Emily Ziajor is a WEGO senior in her second year of journalism. She attended the National High School Journalism Convention last November, and thoroughly loved the experience. She is a Polish-American (she finished her final year of Polish School in the spring of 2023) with a creative soul and high aspirations. When it comes to writing, she has a sharp imagination, and one of her true passions is photography. Emily is a multi-year member of the AV Club at West Chicago Community High School.
Donate to Wildcat Chronicle
$725
$750
Contributed
Our Goal

Comments (1)

Any comment made will go through the Wildcat Chronicle to be approved. Obscene, suggestive, vulgar, profane, threatening, disrespectful, defamatory language will not be published. Attacks made towards race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed will not be tolerated. Comments should be relevant to the article or the writer; please respect the author and the other commenters. Comments must be 300 words or less. All comments are the property of the Wildcat Chronicle after being submitted. In order to submit a comment, a valid e-mail address must be used, and the email must be verified. Impersonating another person’s name is prohibited.
All Wildcat Chronicle Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Roman ZolotaOct 2, 2023 at 10:20 am

    I mean I caused the QB to throw the interception. (#9)