Flyover Friday: Mundelein High School, home of the Mustangs
August 30, 2013 (MUNDELEIN, Ill.) (WLS) -- Mundelein Mustangs kick off ABC7's Flyover Fridays, celebrating high school sports!
MUNDELEIN HIGH SCHOOL & MARCHING BAND FAST FACTS:
School colors are scarlet, gray and white; the school mascot is the Mustang; the Marching Mustangs Band is 240 students strong - they performed last year at Disneyworld in Orlando; they have also performed at a Chicago White Sox game; at the Orange Bowl and Citrus Parade in Tampa Bay; and last year, 2013 graduate Donald Renz was chosen to play with the All-American Band at the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena.
Mundelein High School opened its doors in 1961 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011. There are roughly 2,200 students in grades 9-12. -The students in the formations, in addition to marching band members, are members of Link Crew, student leadership, students in the Student Athlete Leadership Training [SALT] program, and other interested students who were okay with getting up at 5 am!
Homecoming is October 4 against Libertyville - our arch rival. The team was winless last year. George Kaider will be in his second year as coach. He is a guidance counselor at the school. The team has given their jerseys to members of the staff to wear to school on Friday and at the game. The quarterback is sophomore Gavin Graves who started at that position as a freshman.
2013 football schedule is as follows:
Fri., Aug. 30 vs. Wheeling at MHS, 7:30 pm Fri., Sept. 6 at Highland Park, 7 pm Thurs., Sept. 12 at Lake Forest, 7 pm Fri., Sept. 20 vs. Lake Zurich at MHS, 7:30 pm Fri., Sept. 27 at Zion-Benton, 7:30 pm Fri., Oct. 4 vs. Libertyville at MHS, 7:30 pm - HOMECOMING GAME Fri., Oct. 11 vs. Stevenson at MHS, 7:30 pm Fri., Oct. 18 at Warren, 7:30 pm Fri., Oct. 25 vs. Lakes at MHS, 7:30 pm
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