The Chicago Tribune visited Alden-Hebron this season to highlight their Homecoming football game against Rockford Christian Life and their transition to 8-Man Football.

“It’s a different football game, but it’s still a football game,” said Linda Glenn, who watched the Alden-Hebron game clad in her son’s letter jacket. “Everyone comes out to support the school because the school is the center of the community. If you take away this, then you take away the whole thing, really — the spirit of the town.”

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