You might know the scores, but do you know the stories behind two of the biggest rivalries in town?
Each fall, the community comes together for two classic cross-town high school football games.
Under the bright lights of North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium, Naperville Central takes on Naperville North and Neuqua Valley takes on Waubonsie Valley.
This year, NCTV17 went behind the scenes and beyond the highlights to capture each school’s preparations for their big moment in an all-access sports documentary, “We Are Rivals.”
Get a glimpse of what to expect in a trailer on NCTV17.com.
We invite you to grab your fellow Huskies, Redhawks, Warriors or Wildcats and join us Friday, Jan. 17, at Wentz Concert Hall for a fun night out to benefit your local TV station.
Tailgate tickets are $50, and include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres by Belgio’s Catering, starting at 6 p.m.
General admission tickets for the show, which starts at 8 p.m., are $15.
Balloon arches by Altitude Balloon Décor will adorn tables showcasing raffle baskets donated by school booster clubs.
After the documentary, auctioneer Bart Darfler will conduct a live auction for items such as tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks game and Bears memorabilia. After that, meet in the lobby for school-colored desserts, compliments of Deettas Bakery.
Tickets can be purchased at the Wentz Concert Hall box office, online at http://tickets.noctrl.edu/ or by phone at 630-637-7469. For more information, visit NCTV17.com.
Jen Hannon is an anchor and producer at Naperville Community Television, Channel 17