BOYS SOCCER MAKES THE SCENE IN 1976-77

In our last blog, we went back to 1966 (the first varsity season) to discover the Mustangs competed in 8 varsity sports; all boys. This week's focus will be on another Fall boys sport that started in 1976--Boys Soccer.  The program was started by coach Chuck Novotny (also the first DGS Athletic Director) who laid the ground work for what would become one of the Mustangs most successful programs.  Boasting 14 Conference Championships (both DPVL and WSC Gold), it did not take long for the program to thrive.  According to the 1979-80 Caracole, “The Mustangs Soccerman battled to their most successful season in 1979 (13-3-3) the Des Plaines Valley Conference Champions.  The team was also IHSA Sub-Sectional Champion which qualified them for the Sectional Round Robin at Wheaton Central.  With 155 IHSA power points, the Mustangs were in the top 12 teams in the state.”  The Mustangs have gone on to 6 IHSA Elite 8 finishes, bringing home a 4th place trophy in  1983 and the State Championship 10 years ago in 2004!  An interesting side note, Coach Novotny and Hinsdale South Coach Larry Foss began the tradition of playing the rivalry game between the two "new" schools for a prize--the Southern Bell.  It was inspired by the Cannon awarded to the winner of the football game between the two schools. Since then the Bell has been a symbol of the unique relationship between the players on both teams.

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