Yesterday I had the oddly pleasant experience of watching my high school alma mater, Lake Zurich High School, winning the Class 7A IHSA football championship here at the Illinois Memorial Stadium in Champaign. I never cared for high school sports and never went to more than one or two games, but I have to say watching them beat Wheaton-Warrenville South was sort of joyful. The final score was 7-3, with all the scoring taking place in the second quarter. Talk about your defensive battles. They said that both teams had averaged over 30 points per game in the season, so this was really something.
The post-game interviews with the LZ quarterback and coach showed them both to be surprisingly well-spoken, too. At some point it hit me that this football coach being interviewed on TV would be, like, my gym teacher, or consumer ec teacher, if I were still in high school.
I so rarely think anything positive about my high school; this was a nice change.