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When: 11/29/2008
10:00 AM

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   What an amazing time in the history of St. Francis!  Our Varsity Boy’s Football team is headed down state to play in the Championship game on Saturday, November 29th.  The 5A State Championship game vs. Metamora will take place on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Champaign.  Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the gate.  The students have requested that this game be a “white out”-so if you plan on attending please wear white.  The official tailgating area is in tent city. 


    For those that can’t attend the game, but will be there in spirit the game will be broadcast live on the Illinois High School Association radio station.  You can access this through the network web site at In addition, all broadcasts are archived for later listening also at  The game will also be streaming live online at To access the streaming, all you'll have to do is visit and click the "live streaming" tab.  You can also watch the game live on T.V. at 10 a.m. on my50 Chicago WPWR on Saturday.  If you have Comcast the game can be seen at 10 a.m. on channel 8.


   There will be a special Welcome Back celebration for the team at 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Slant Dome (old gym) at St. Francis.  Everyone is invited to come welcome back and congratulate the team and the coaching staff on a terrific season.


     Head Varsity Coach Greg Purnell would personally like to thank all of the alumni for their support.  Greg said of the alumni, “I was just blown away by all the alumni of St. Francis who attended the Semi-final game last Saturday.  A special thank you to all the friends, families, and especially the Football alums who formed a tunnel for this year’s Spartans. St. Francis is truly a special place.  It is a privilege to be here and coach these kids!!”


     The Alumni Board thanks all of you for your continued support, and pride in St. Francis High School.  Let’s show Illinois and Metamora what St. Francis Spirit and Pride really means.

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