By Steve Solarz

For over a hundred and twenty years, the folk of Aurora, Illinois, have amassed jointly to monitor East Aurora and West Aurora excessive faculties sq. off in what's now Illinois' longest-running soccer contention. when you consider that first taking to the gridiron in 1893, the universities have laid declare to legendary nation championships, represented Illinois in intra-sectional video games and pioneered evening soccer. Alumni from those storied opponents contain university all-Americans, corridor of reputation coaches, embellished struggle heroes, an Olympic medalist, a constitution member of the NFL, various profitable highschool coaches, notable businessmen and civic leaders, together with former mayors of Santa Monica, California, and Des Moines, Iowa. writer Steve Solarz pored over the documents of greater than thousand video games to supply a piece that's either an encyclopedic source and a passionate account of a celebrated tradition.

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