Wolfpack Opens Football Season Friday Night

ELGIN — A new chapter is about to be written into Elgin’s storied past of football tradition. 

Having tasted gridiron success separately for years, Elgin High and Pope John Central Catholic combine as the Wolfpack this season.

Coach Carlie Wells begins his 11th year as head coach, the first at the helm of the Wolfpack. Together with assistants’ Mark Dwyer, Randy Eisenhauer, Brad Cornell and Steve Busteed, the Wolfpack will compete in Class D-1 and will kickoff the season Friday night at home against the Creighton Bulldogs. 

The Bulldogs opened the season last week by defeating Clearwater-Orchard.

“We do have a difficult schedule to start with but I believe playing this type of competition will prepare us for later in the season,” Wells said. Aside from Creighton, other home games this year will be against Osmond, Burwell, and Niobrara-Verdigre. 

Away games will be against Fullerton, West Boyd, Clearwater-Orchard (Orchard) and at North Central.

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