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Board recognizes GBN football player
The Board recognized GBN varsity football running back Grant Rushing for being recently named the Bears High Schools All-Star of the Week.
Each week for nine weeks, an outstanding high school football player in the state is selected through the "Bears High School All-Stars" program. Each of the nine players will have the opportunity to direct a $1,000 monetary donation to the youth football program of his choice.
In addition, the nine players will be guests of the Bears and the Illinois Army National Guard at the Bears vs. Seahawks game on Sunday, December 2 and will be recognized during an on-field ceremony. The nomination criteria for the program include on-field performance, community involvement and good sportsmanship.
Grant was poised for this honor after posting some amazing stats early on: Grant ran for 295 yards on 16 carries and scored five touchdowns in Glenbrook North's victory over Lane Tech on August 31. The senior running back set the tone early when he broke loose for a 68-yard score on the third play of the game. Grant also plays safety and returns punts for the Spartans.