Coach Glenn Schott reminded me in April 2016 that the Althoff Crusaders enjoyed a decisive home-field advantage at the old Township Stadium, even though it stood on the former campus of Belleville West High School.
During President Donald Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he said any player that sits during the national anthem is a "son of a bitch." The president also rescinded NBA champ Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House. Trump's comments ultimately led to more protests by NFL players, coaches and owners during the national anthem on Sept. 24, 2017.
More NFL players sit, take a knee following Trump criticism
Artist recreates how Madison County town looked a century ago
Fifteen years later, police still don't know this woman's identity