FACTS ABOUT GLENWOOD SCHOOL FOR BOYS
Year opened as Illinois Industrial School for Boys: 1887
Moved to Glenwood: 1889
Started offering high school courses: early
Renamed Glenwood School for Boys: 1948
Closed high school department: 1979
Blue & Gold
Glenwood did offer football from what we have learned, and could have offered other sports, perhaps basketball, baseball,
and track, although this needs to be confirmed. The Wildcats played in the Private School League as well as the Independent
School League while it had a high school department.
In checking with our conference specialist, Tom Sikorski, we do know that the school had its first football team in 1949.
The Wildcats had four successful seasons from his account, although there may have been more because information was unavailable.
Coaches' names were not available. Here's a look at the highlights:
1958 5-1 Private School League White Division Champs
1959 5-1-1 Private School League White Division Champs
1978 5-2 Independent School League Champs in their final year!
Last game a 65-6 romp over Valley Lutheran