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Chicago’s minorities offer more to the community than the violence and death-related news heard by the public. For as long as minorities are able to actively and openly participate in sports programs, the dominating and exhilarating talents have been demonstrated from the young to the adult athletes.
One of the many basketball programs that have been forcefully and routinely carried by the young Black men of Chicago is the prestigious Wolverines over at Simeon High School. The Simeon Wolverines have been a powerhouse-contending team over the past years. It has sent young Black prospects on to Division colleges and off to professional leagues.
Simeon Wolverines has been the most winning high school team in Chicago, with a historic record of 277 collective wins with only 48 losses. As a victorious program, the Simeon Wolverines became the second team in history to win four back-to-back state championships.
Out of the last nine years forcefully took five city championships. The Simeon Wolverines hold five state titles, 10 regional championships, and eight sectional titles.
Last year was another routine winning season, as they capped the season off with 24 wins with just nine losses. They took a strong stance against the ranked No. 3 team in the conference; with a 7 and 2 record.
From an analytical standpoint, Simeon Wolverines have a winning rate of approximately 73%. The Wolverines are most definitely one of those teams you have to come at with everything in the kitchen sink. A team that has a hard time scoring and running will be taken advantage of. Simeons players racked up a total of 2,227 points while only allowing 1,902 the entire season.
This season the Simeon Wolverines have every intention of beating every single team that crosses their path, currently standing on a 5 win and no-loss record right out of the gate. Only five games in and just shy of 350 points so far, they are currently unblemished in the conference and ranked as the #3 team with clearly have a lot more winning to come.
Opinion News by Darryl Robinson
Edited Sheena Robertson
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