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Football Mission

The Brother Rice football coaching staff’s primary goal is to build men of character. Character will be built using the virtues commitment, responsibility, work, perseverance, toughness, courage, humility, unity, service and love.

Our Mission is to teach these young men to always strive to:

  • Tell the truth
  • Do the right thing
  • Try your best

Football History

State Champions – 1981

State Runner Up – 1985, 2018

State Semi-Finalist – 2003 (Final Four)

State Quarter-Finalist – 2005, 2007, 2008 (Elite Eight)

17 I.H.S.A. Playoff  Appearances– 1976, 1981, 1985, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Overall I.H.S.A. Playoff Record = 21 Wins – 17 Losses

7 straight I.H.S.A. Playoff Appearances = 2002 – 2008

6 straight I.H.S.A. Playoff Opening Game Wins = 2003 – 2008

Prep Bowl Champions – 1975, 1980, 1994, 2004, 2006

Prep Bowl Runner Up – 1992, 2005, 2012

Overall Prep Bowl Record = 24 Wins – 20 Losses

Chicago Catholic League Champions – 1966, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1985, 1995, 2003, 2004, 2014, 2018

12 Win Season – 2004

11 Win Seasons – 1981, 1985, 2003

10 Win Seasons – 1975, 1980, 1994, 2005

9 Win Seasons – 1991, 2006, 2007, 2008

2018 Accomplishments

2018 – Catholic League Champions 
1st  9-0 season in school history 
2018 –  8A State Runner-up 

All – Catholic League

Brian Badke – Tony Lawless Award
John Bean – Tony Lawless Award
Dylan Summers – Offensive Player of the Year
Zach Wareyko
Jayshon Means
Joe Fitzgerald 
Danny Fitzgerald 
Richard Seavers 
Danny Sullivan 

Br. Rice Awards

Offensive Player of the Year –  Dylan Summers
Defensive Player of the Year – Richard Seavers & Justin Jefferson
Special Teams of the Year – Anthony Matejko
Most improved Offensive Players of the Year – Anthony Arquilla & Jack Rice
Most improved Defensive Players of the Year – Jack McMahon & Dan Fitzgerald
Offensive Back of the Year – Jessi Plunkett
Defensive Back of the Year – Jayshon Means
Andrew Weishar Award Winners –  Zach Wareyko & Danny Sullivan
Coach Tom Mitchell Award Winners – Joe Fitzgerald & David O’Keeffe
Most Valuable Player of the Year –  John Bean

Class of 2019 football players continuing their careers at the following colleges:

Dylan Summers, Cornell University, NY
David O’Keffee, Harvard University
Evan Kirts, University of Illinois
John Bean, St. Thomas University
Jalen Rheams, Carthage College
Jayshon Means, Tufts University
Dan Fitzgerald, St. Ambrose University
Joe Fitzgerald, St. Thomas University
Dan Sullivan, University of Indianapolis
Zach Wareyko, University of Indianapolis
John McGlynn, University of UW-Whitewater
Nick Quinlan, Culver-Stockton University
Jessi Plunkett, College of DuPage
Ty McCoy, College of DuPage

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