Monday, August 27, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured photo: The Proviso East football team after their win over Round Lake on Aug. 24. | Courtesy District 209
Going into their Friday night showdown with host Round Lake, the Proviso East football team had not won a game since the 2014 season. The night ended with the Pirates snapping their losing streak by beating the Round Lake Panthers 20-7.
According to a report in the Daily Herald, East had lost 35 straight games before their victory on Aug. 24, which increased Round Lake’s losing streak to eight games.
Round Lake coach Cristo Garza told the Daily Herald that the members of East’s football team “played their butts off. Hats off to Proviso. They’d been looking for that win, and good for them to get it.”
The victory was particularly compelling considering it came under new coach Oliver Speller, who was hired earlier this year to replace former coach Dewan White, Sr. VFP
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