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1969 Football Team, 7-0
In 1969, Illinois did not have an official state championship for high school football teams.
In the previous seasons, Morton led the title for most won games, they were 6-2; winning their last six games of the season.
The class of 1969 witnessed a teacher’s strike that led to a forfeit against Riverside Brookfield High School due to the lack of practice for three entire weeks. As a result, players banded together and practiced independently.
The Morton 1969 Football team set 13 amazing records, such as most touchdowns in a game and in one season, most completed passes, most interceptions by a defensive player, and most points per game (29 points), along with other records.The 1969 Football team was ranked #4 in state, which was an impressive title considering they only played 7 games.
The head coach for this record breaking team was Hall of Famer Jim Regan.