Friday Flyover: Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School

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Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School (WLS)

This week, we feature Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!

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The Boilermakers will take on the Tigers in Urbana, Ill., Friday night. Junior Varsity starts at 5 p.m. Varsity kicks off at 7 p.m.

Bradley-Bourbonnais' home pink-out game will be Friday, Oct. 14, where the No. 27-ranked team will face No. 14-ranked Lincoln-Way East High School.

Fun facts:
-The soccer and football teams are undefeated.
-The band has five state championships in the last ten years and has finished in the Top 3 in the last ten years.
-1,500 of the 2,100 students are part of Red Surge, the student pep organization.
-The robotics team qualified for Worlds last year during its inaugural season.
-BBCHS has 55 Illinois State Scholars.
-The school offers 24 sports and 22 clubs for students to get involved in.
-It's the only high school to have two signed UFC fighters (Brian Ebersole and Mike Russow) as former graduates.

The school opened in 1948 at this location with an enrollment of 195 and a freshmen class of 70. This year, we have 2,095 students, 526 of them freshmen.
Famous Alums:
-Tom Prince, a catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates, LA Dodgers and Minnesota Twins. He had a 17-year career in the MLB.
-Abbie Boudrea, an ABC News Correspondent in Los Angeles.
-Kelli Bates, a junior volleyball player and three-year starter for the No. 1-ranked Wisconsin Badgers.
-Brian Ebersole and Mike Russow in the UFC. Brian known for his "hairrow" and cartwheel knockout kick.

-U.S. News and World Report Bronze recognition for the best high schools in America for 2015 and 2016.

School Colors:
-Red, White, and Black
School Song:
To you we're true
We're loyal too
We'll cheer you on to victory
For Bradley High
Our Team will try
To always show nobility
We think you're grand
We'll spread your name
Throughout the land
We'll spread your frame
We'll raise your colors to the sky
For Bradley High
Fight, Fight.
Go, Fight, Go, Fight, Win!

To find out more about Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School, visit the school's website.
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