Next week Homewood-Flossmoor will welcome back members of its 1994 State Championship Football team to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the team's winning season. Nearly half of the team — along with former Head Coach John Wrenn and former Defensive Coordinator Tom Bailey — will be recognized at the school's 2014 Homecoming game, set for Friday, Sept. 19, at H-F Stadium versus Joliet Central High School.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.; the '94 team will be honored at half-time. This team won a hard-fought 13-12 victory in the November 1994 IHSA State Championship game versus Naperville North. It is Homewood-Flossmoor's only state champion football team to date.
Wrenn coached the Vikings for 10 years for a combined record of 99-18 that included one state championship, nine conference championships, nine state playoff appearances, two state semi-finalists and two quarter-finalists. He recently retired from Arizona State University as the director of football operations.
"We're honored to welcome Coach Wrenn, Coach Bailey, H-F alumni and former staff members back home for this special Viking event," says Dr. Von Mansfield, superintendent."It was a tremendous win then, and 20 years later we are still celebrating this accomplishment together as a community."
Homecoming 2014 also includes Viking Fest, a collection of food and activity booths run by school clubs and organizations at H-F Stadium, prior to the football game. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m., followed by a 5 p.m. sophomore game and 7:30 p.m. varsity game. Admission is $4/adult, $2/student with ID. Seniors age 60 and better and children under age 5 are free.
"We are looking forward to honoring the successes of the '94 team with the entire H-F community," says Dan Vosnos, director of Athletics. "I want to encourage all Vikings to come out to help celebrate with us as we honor our past."