The Niles West football program was honored with the IHSA spirit award.

Football Program Honored with IHSA’s Winning Attitude Award

The Niles West Football Program was commended by the Illinois High School Association for Sporting A Winning Attitude (SAWA), earning the IHSA SAWA Award that is given to schools and athletic programs in “recognition of an act of exemplary sportsmanship at an IHSA Interscholastic contest.” Coach Jesse Pierce, his staff and players were recognized for their sportsmanship during the September 15 game vs. Hersey High School at Hersey. According to IHSA, ”Coach Jesse Pierce and his staff not only did a commendable job maintaining an orderly sideline during the game, they also worked hard all night focusing on their charges:  instructing, correcting, encouraging and COACHING their players.”