Friday, November 23, 2012
Remember the season's many highlights with Patch's Griffin gallery.
The Lincoln-Way East High School football team will finish the 2012-13 season on Saturday, when they face off against Glenbard West High School at Champaign's Memorial Stadium to battle it out for the Class 7A state championship title. The L-W East Griffins are currently undefeated, with a 13-0 record. Revisit the Griffins' season so far, with this collection of photo highlights, tracking East's many victories throughout the season. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Saturday, November 10, 2012
From their home turf, the Griffins (11-0) take on Edwardsville (10-1). The game begins at 6 p.m. Saturday.
In Class 7A Lincoln-Way East (11-0) hosts Edwardsville (10-1) in the quarterfinal playoff game. The game begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln-Way East High School. Watch the game live with the embedded video above. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Griffins and the Phoenix are both headed to the playoffs this year. Find out when and where they'll be playing this weekend.
Both Lincoln-Way East High School and Lincoln-Way North High School have had strong regular football seasons this year. The Griffins enjoyed an undefeated regular season, while the Phoenix begin the playoffs with a 6-3 record. This Friday, the Griffins enter the first round of the Class 7A Illinois high school football playoffs as the number one seed, against the Plainfield Central Wildcats, who are seeded at number eight and have a 6-3 record. The game begins at 7 p.m. and will be held on the Griffins' home turf. Meanwhile, the Phoenix will begin the Class 6A playoffs by taking on the Bulldogs, of Richards High School, at an away game in Oak Lawn. Richards is seeded at number two, with an 8-1 record. Lincoln-Way North received the number…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Lincoln-Way East 42, Joliet West 6. The Griffin defense was dominant again to lead Lincoln-Way East to an undefeated regular season.
The penalty-filled matchup of Lincoln-Way East and Joliet West was an easy win for the undefeated conference champions as the Griffins won 42-6. The game, which started late because of Senior Night celebrations, was repeatedly interrupted by laundry on the field and shouting matches between officials, coaches and even players. Posturing continued well into the second half. Joliet West's season is over, finishing with a 3-6 record. The Griffins are 9-0 and can expect one of the top seeds in the Class 7A state playoffs. The playoff pairings will be announced Saturday night. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Monday, May 7, 2012
When Lincoln-Way East first opened its doors, athletic director Dave Brost set out to assemble a championship team. He is retiring this month after spending 13 years on the job and helping put the Griffins on the Illinois athletic map.
Dave Brost didn’t write the book on how to be a successful high school athletic director. He learned the job as he went along. Brost, 62, is retiring in May after working for 19 years as an athletic director, the last 13 at Lincoln-Way East High School in Frankfort. During that time, he has guided one of the most successful and most diverse athletic programs in Illinois. East has won four state championships during his tenure and captured eight first- or second-place trophies in IHSA state tournament competitions. The Griffins have gone from a what—what’s a Griffin? Answer: A mythological creature with the head of an eagle the body of a lion. To a who: East teams have become fixtures at the top of many state-wide polls since then-coach …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Patch looks at upcoming prep football match-ups by rating how their mascots would fare in a no-holds-barred duel.
Welcome to the Mascot Wars, where we look at upcoming prep football match-ups by determining how their mascots would fare in a no-holds-barred duel. Today, we’re looking at the Lincoln-Way East Griffins and the Bolingbrook Raiders, due to face off tonight at 7 p.m. at Bolingbrook. While many things can be "Raiders," from military units to Harrison Ford to Twix bars in France back in the day, Bolingbrook's version of "Raider" is a pirate. This is awesome. The griffin is the mythical king of all creatures, with the body of the king of the beasts (the lion) and the head and wings of the king of the birds (the eagle). Some researchers believe the griffin was based on ancient people discovering unearthed protoceratops bones. This is more …