York vs. Willowbrook game pits standout player vs. superintendent dad
VILLA PARK – Scott Helton’s middle son, Joe, was born on a Thursday afternoon during high school football season.
Helton was the head football coach at Stagg High School in Palos Hills at the time, and while he missed most of the practices during the first week of his son’s life, he did leave his 1-day-old son for a few hours to coach Stagg’s Friday night game. In the Helton household, football is a part of everyday life.
“I’ve always grown up with football,” Joe Helton said. “Basically ever since I was born I’ve been at games with him. I’ve grown up watching every single football game.”