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Simeon High Schoo football players

Some of the players in the so-called “David Vs. Goliath” game between Simeon and Chicago Vocation on Sept. 30, 1977.

Michael Puente

Simeon High Schoo football players

Some of the players in the so-called “David Vs. Goliath” game between Simeon and Chicago Vocation on Sept. 30, 1977.

Michael Puente

A nostalgic look at Simeon High School's so-called 'David vs. Goliath' football game

Some of the players in the so-called “David Vs. Goliath” game between Simeon and Chicago Vocation on Sept. 30, 1977.

Michael Puente

   

In 1977, Jimmy Carter was president.

The original Star Wars was released in theaters.

Michael Bilandic was mayor of Chicago.

And prep sports were a big deal.

And Chicago Vocational High School was the defending Public League champions in football.

But that didn’t matter much to the upstart Wolverines of Simeon High School, also known as the Blue Machine.

WBEZ’s Michael Puente gives us a nostalgic look at the so-called David vs Goliath game from 46 years ago on Sept. 30, 2023.

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