The Standard: Coach Klutch and His Experience at State


By Liam Lyons ‘22

This past week, I interviewed Coach Mark Klutcharch, teacher, sophomore football coach, and freshman basketball coach, about what it was like to play in a state championship game. Coach Klutch was a part of the 1981 state championship football team who defeated Reavis in the state championship. Here is what he had to say about his experience and what it was like.

State Championship

When asked to write about my experience playing in the 1981 state championship game, I had a hard time getting started. Then I realized why – it’s not just about […]

The Standard: Coach Klutch and His Experience at State2021-11-19T15:30:30-06:00

The Standard: Freshmen Football vs Joliet West


By Liam Lyons ‘22

Last Thursday, the freshman football team fell to 3-5 after a 16-13 loss to the Tigers of Joliet West. It was a grudge match throughout, but the Crusaders fell short. Thursday marked the first ever matchup between the two schools.

Going into Thursday night’s game, Brother Rice knew without the help of quarterback Connor Stack, linebacker Ryan Lynch, defensive lineman Ryan Dooey, wide receiver Kris Love, and center Tadgh Callaghan, they would be at a disadvantage. With no true backup, Daniel Terri and Cooper McAlilly split reps at the quarterback spot.

Brother Rice started the game with the ball but […]

The Standard: Freshmen Football vs Joliet West2021-11-08T20:08:40-06:00

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