High school football: Dundee-Crown hopes to turn close losses into wins
CARPENTERSVILLE – The Dundee-Crown football team has been stuck on two wins in each of the past three seasons, but coach Mike Steinhaus is encouraged by the direction of his program.
He thinks other area coaches would agree.
"Last year, I thought we really stepped up the way we were willing to compete," said Steinhaus, who is 6-21 in three seasons at D-C. "I think that, in every one one of our games, other schools would say the same, that it was a different Dundee-Crown they were playing.
"We know what we are, and we’re trying to change the mindset of what people think of Dundee-Crown football. You’re going to have to go through some things if you’re going to do it right. And we’re going to continue to do things the right way."
D-C went 2-7 last season, including a 1-7 mark in the rugged Fox Valley Conference. Despite their record, the Chargers played many of their opponents close, with a one-point loss to Crystal Lake South and a seven-point loss to Hampshire to open the year.
Two of their other losses were by fewer than two scores.