East St. Louis football teams are feared from north to south, east to west, because of their extremely talented athletes year in and year out.
The great teams coached by Bob Shannon were rated nationally. His well-coached teams furnished the fans many great victories.
I have been in attendance most of the games and a great number of knowledgeable fans seem to agree that our East Side teams are out-coached. Of course, there are a number of fans that are void of football knowledge who seem to think that the quarterback has to visit the coach for instructions on every play call, has no significance. That practice is unprecedented. No professional, college or high school has adopted this practice.
Naturally none of these fans are experts. However a number of them have observed other flaws in the program.
With Althoff’s great basketball team, Cahokia’s track and field team and East St. Louis’ track and field team, all with great talent and winners, our great football team with the greatest talent in Illinois should be bringing home championships.
William Currie, Centreville