LEMONT – The Lemont Hornets 83-pound Gold team hadn’t played a close since the middle of the regular season against the Lyons Township Tigers.
It was another close one when the Hornets and Tigers squared off again Sunday, but once again the Hornets prevailed, winning 25-16 to capture the Super Bowl title in the Bill George Youth Football League.
When Lemont and Lyons Township met in the regular season, Lemont won 18-6.
Sunday’s win at Benedictine University in Lisle capped a perfect 11-0 season for the Hornets in their inaugural season in the BGYFL after moving from the River Valley Youth Football League.
The Tigers played a great game in the Super Bowl, giving the Hornets their biggest challenge of the season.
In the end, Lemont’s relentless offense and fundamentally sound blocking and tackling helped lead it to victory.
The Hornets arrived at the game in style as the coaches and players rode on a plush coach bus and relished a comfortable ride home as Super Bowl victors.
On the way to their victory party after the game, the team received a police escort into town with a convoy of Hornet fans as part of the procession.