Chaparral Gridders Close Season Nov. 11, Ready for Dec. 2 Red Grange Bowl

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By Jennifer Duda

Riding high from its Oct. 28 24-0 shutout against Pennsylvania’s Lackawanna College, the College of DuPage chaparral football squad is preparing for its final game of the regular season against Iowa Western.

The game kicks off at noon Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Bjarne Ulsvik Stadium on COD’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

The Chaparrals are 6-2 going into their final game and are 4-0 at home this season. Head Coach Matt Foster and his team are on a three-game winning streak after trouncing Lackawanna. View photos. COD’s team has 383.9 yards going into this weekend’s contest, with 195.9 rushing and 188 passing.

The team next plays in the second annual Red Grange Bowl, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Bjarne Ulsvik Stadium. The Chaparrals’ opponent will be announced later this month.

Tickets are $10 and all proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

College of DuPage earned the distinction last year of being the only non-scholarship school to host a bowl game sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

Grange spent most of his childhood in Wheaton, attending Wheaton High School, where he played football, baseball, basketball and ran track. He earned 16 varsity letters during his tenure and as a high school junior scored 36 touchdowns and led the school to an undefeated season. The two-time NFL champion football halfback played for the University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears and, for a short time, the New York Yankees.

In addition to game tickets, a limited number of tickets for the Red Grange Banquet on Nov. 30 are available for $25 each. Click here for all Red Grange Bowl details or to purchase tickets online.

For more information on COD Chaparral Football, click here.

College of DuPage is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, National Junior College Athletic Association Region IV and North Central Community College Conference (N4C). The College’s Athletics program offers eight men’s and seven women’s sports teams each year, including track and field, cross country, football, volleyball, golf, basketball, tennis, baseball, softball and soccer. All home games are played on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., and are free and open to the public.

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