Senior QB/DB amassed over 4,000 yards of offense, led team to first semifinals since 1975
Sam Tumilty received an early education on what elite football looked like.
Tumilty, Willowbrook's senior quarterback, spent football Fridays as a kid in Park Ridge. His dad Scott is a longtime assistant at Maine South. Sam remembers roughhousing on the field with Scotty, older brother by a year.
He recalled watching the 2010 state championship game, when Maine South beat Mount Carmel.
"I remember going to their games on Friday nights and getting the chills. I couldn't wait to be playing under the lights," Tumilty said. "Watching those playoff games, how much fun they were having, it inspired me."