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Top 250+ Illinois High School Football Programs Historically Entering 2016

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State historians Kev Varney and Tom Sikorski have updated their list of the winningest high school football programs in state history entering the 2016 IHSA season. The Top 262 programs by wins are listed below:

RANK WINS  SCHOOL  YEARS RECORD WIN PCT.
1 747 East St. Louis (Senior) 1925-2015 747-199-36 0.77902
2 726 Chicago (Mount Carmel) 1924-2015 726-235-31 0.74748
3 695 Arcola 1894-2015 695-334-39 0.66901
4 692 Tuscola 1895-2015 692-327-46 0.67185
5 681 Wheaton (H.S./Central/W.-Warrenville South) 1912-2015 681-271-28 0.70918
6 672 Champaign (Central) 1894-2015 672-348-41 0.65269
7 666 Carthage (H.S./Hancock Central/Illini West) 1895-2015 666-311-54 0.67216
(tie) 666 Chicago/Wilmette (Loyola) 1909-2015 666-353-42 0.6475
9 656 Geneseo (Darnall/H.S.) 1915-2015 656-291-19 0.68892
10 652 Joliet (DeLaSalle/Catholic) 1920-2015 652-296-23 0.68332
11 651 Rock Island (H.S.) 1890-2015 651-402-46 0.61329
12 646 Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) 1891-2015 646-386-38 0.6215
13 626 Moline (H.S.) 1890-2015 626-404-44 0.60335
14 625 Bloomington (H.S.) 1897-2015 625-416-51 0.5957
15 624 Chicago (Lane) 1908-2015 624-301-30 0.66911
(tie) 624 Peoria (H.S.) 1890-2015 624-430-60 0.58707
17 623 Normal (Community) 1897-2015 623-349-35 0.63605
18 622 Evanston (Township) 1889-2015 622-319-36 0.65507
19 622 Naperville (H.S./Central) 1910-2015 622-315-19 0.66057
20 609 Morris 1900-2015 609-361-31 0.62388
21 609 Chicago (St. Rita) 1908-2015 609-307-35 0.65878
22 608 Mt. Carmel, IL 1920-2015 608-289-31 0.67188
23 602 Carlinville 1913-2015 602-316-42 0.64896
24 601 Auburn 1909-2015 601-326-26 0.64428
25 595 Casey (C.-Westfield) 1921-2015 595-300-21 0.66103
26 590 Greenfield (G-Northwestern) 1899-2015 590-408-40 0.58767
27 587 Springfield (Cathedral/Griffin/Sacred Heart-G.) 1930-2015 587-244-23 0.70082
28 586 Sterling (H.S.) 1899-2015 586-358-44 0.61539
29 584 Danville (H.S.) 1904-2015 584-448-39 0.56349
30 577 Stockton 1919-2015 577-277-34 0.66892
31 572 DuQuoin (H.S.) 1928-2015 572-301-30 0.65006
32 564 Aledo (H.S./Mercer County) 1910-2015 564-311-26 0.6404
33 559 Pontiac 1895-2015 559-379-45 0.59156
34 557 Harrisburg 1902-2015 557-402-28 0.57852
35 553 Rockford (St. Thomas/Boylan Catholic) 1911-2015 553-312-25 0.63539
36 552 Robinson 1897-2015 552-387-39 0.58436
37 551 Sterling (Community Catholic/Newman Central Catholic) 1925-2015 551-298-31 0.64375
38 550 Springfield (H.S.) 1897-2015 550-442-45 0.55207
39 545 Winnetka (New Trier/N.T. East) 1915-2015 545-293-19 0.64703
(tie) 545 LaSalle (L.-Peru) 1898-2015 545-422-35 0.56138
41 544 Taylorville 1907-2015 544-385-44 0.58171
(tie) 544 Monticello 1914-2015 544-353-32 0.6028
43 541 Pittsfield (P.-Griggsville-Perry) 1896-2015 541-366-32 0.59318
44 540 Libertyville 1918-2015 540-304-22 0.63626
45 535 Ottawa (Township) 1893-2015 535-415-43 0.56042
46 534 Pekin (H.S.) 1893-2015 534-431-39 0.5513
(tie) 534 Georgetown (G.-Ridge Farm-Chrisman Co-op) 1909-2015 534-365-50 0.58904
48 531 Aurora (West Aurora) 1893-2015 531-495-59 0.51659
49 530 Rochelle 1907-2015 530-383-36 0.57745
50 529 Toulon (Twp./T.-LaFayette/Stark County) 1912-2015 529-390-35 0.57285
51 528 Marshall, IL 1910-2015 528-334-33 0.60838
52 526 Virden (H.S./North Mac) 1912-2015 526-346-35 0.59923
(tie) 526 Murphysboro 1914-2015 526-321-33 0.61648
54 523 Oak Park (Fenwick) 1932-2015 523-302-11 0.63218
(tie) 523 LaGrange (Lyons) 1917-2015 523-319-30 0.61697
56 522 Belleville (H.S./West) 1916-2015 522-399-33 0.56447
57 518 Elgin (H.S.) 1890-2015 518-507-62 0.50506
58 515 Morrison 1900-2015 515-383-25 0.57151
59 514 Spring Valley (Hall) 1920-2015 514-359-24 0.5864
60 512 El Paso (E.P.-Gridley) 1915-2015 512-358-36 0.58499
61 511 Pana (H.S.) 1909-2015 511-418-42 0.54789
62 509 Glen Ellyn (Glenbard/Glenbard West) 1923-2015 509-310-39 0.61597
63 506 Washington 1923-2015 506-333-33 0.5992
64 504 Staunton 1911-2015 504-395-41 0.55798
65 502 Aurora (East) 1893-2015 502-543-58 0.48141
(tie) 502 Metamora 1946-2015 502-190-14 0.72096
(tie) 502 Bloomington (St. Mary/Trinity/Central Catholic) 1925-2015 502-339-34 0.59314
(tie) 502 Kankakee (St. Patrick/McNamara) 1932-2015 502-260-24 0.65394
69 501 Peoria (Manual) 1911-2015 501-433-44 0.53477
(tie) 501 Hillsboro 1898-2015 501-393-34 0.55819
(tie) 501 Galena 1925-2015 501-273-15 0.63422
72 499 Benton 1915-2015 499-425-27 0.53891
(tie) 499 Tolono (H.S./Unity) 1942-2015 499-208-8 0.7035
74 497 Leroy 1915-2015 497-408-23 0.54795
(tie) 497 Gibson City (Drummer Twp/G.C./G.C.-Melvin-Sibley) 1910-2015 497-394-33 0.55574
(tie) 497 Harvey (Thornton) 1926-2015 497-296-22 0.62331
(tie) 497 Johnston City 1921-2015 497-378-28 0.56589
78 496 Belvidere (H.S.) 1911-2015 496-424-31 0.53786
79 494 Carbondale (H.S.) 1921-2015 494-373-18 0.56836
(tie) 494 Normal (University) 1913-2015 494-390-37 0.55646
81 493 Alton (Senior) 1904-2015 493-461-38 0.51613
82 490 Flora 1913-2015 490-384-22 0.55915
83 487 Geneva 1921-2015 487-343-27 0.58401
84 486 Macomb 1902-2015 486-409-29 0.54167
85 484 Hinsdale (Central) 1919-2015 484-330-25 0.59178
(tie) 484 Manlius (H.S./M.-Tampico Co-op/Bureau Valley) 1926-2015 484-305-18 0.61343
87 483 Monmouth (M.-Roseville) 1893-2015 483-529-28 0.47789
(tie) 483 Jacksonville (H.S.) 1899-2015 483-497-41 0.49314
89 482 Rockford (H.S./West) 1891-1988 482-313-51 0.59988
(tie) 482 Chicago (Parker/Robeson) 1925-2015 482-320-29 0.59747
(tie) 482 Chicago (Morgan Park) 1925-2015 482-337-33 0.58509
92 481 Galesburg (H.S.) 1906-2015 481-466-40 0.5076
93 480 Woodstock (St. Mary/Marian Central Catholic) 1925-2015 480-337-8 0.58667
94 478 Edwardsville (H.S.) 1924-2015 478-361-28 0.56747
95 477 Urbana (H.S.) 1908-2015 477-439-46 0.51975
96 474 Rockton (Hononegah) 1922-2015 474-312-21 0.60004
97 473 Harvard 1922-2015 473-319-29 0.59379
(tie) 473 Barrington 1924-2015 473-306-30 0.60321
99 471 Lake Forest (H.S.) 1935-2015 471-251-15 0.64925
100 470 Carmi (H.S./White County) 1899-2015 470-456-54 0.50714
101 468 Hamilton (H.S./West Hancock Co-op) 1922-2015 468-342-15 0.57636
(tie) 468 Decatur (St. Teresa) 1930-2015 468-319-28 0.59141
103 464 Kewanee (Wethersfield-Annawan Co-op) 1925-2015 464-340-25 0.57479
104 463 Newton 1920-2015 463-384-25 0.5453
105 462 West Frankfort 1920-2015 462-424-36 0.52061
106 461 Abingdon (A.-Avon) 1916-2015 461-352-23 0.56519
107 460 Jacksonville (Routt) 1922-2015 460-277-18 0.62119
108 458 Peru (St. Bede) 1920-2015 458-369-28 0.55205
(tie) 458 DeKalb 1897-2015 458-464-56 0.49693
110 457 Alton (Cathedral/Marquette Catholic) 1926-2015 457-334-18 0.57602
111 461 Chenoa 1920-2003 461-282-21 0.61715
112 455 Maroa (H.S./M.-Forsyth) 1925-2015 455-337-18 0.57284
(tie) 455 St. Joseph (H.S./S.J.-Ogden) 1924-2015 455-318-13 0.58715
114 454 Lawrenceville 1909-2015 454-433-31 0.51144
(tie) 454 Gurnee (Warren) 1924-2015 454-322-25 0.5824
116 452 Herrin 1924-2015 452-366-23 0.55113
117 451 Rushville (R.-Industry) 1924-2015 451-339-32 0.56813
118 450 Freeport (Aquin) 1927-2015 450-330-24 0.57463
119 449 Watseka 1898-2015 449-384-28 0.53775
120 448 Chicago (Leo) 1928-2015 448-358-25 0.55415
(tie) 448 Downers Grove (North) 1920-2015 448-382-41 0.53789
122 444 Mooseheart 1917-2015 444-389-20 0.53224
123 443 Kewanee (H.S.) 1897-2015 443-577-40 0.43679
(tie) 443 Westville 1919-2015 443-389-32 0.53125
(tie) 443 Centralia 1925-2015 443-375-29 0.54014
(tie) 443 Paxton (H.S./P.-Buckley-Loda) 1909-2015 443-416-38 0.51505
127 441 Fairbury (Twp./F.-Cropsey/Prairie Central) 1913-2015 441-413-28 0.51587
128 437 Rock Island (St. Joseph/Alleman) 1917-2015 437-336-20 0.56368
129 436 Maywood (Proviso/Proviso East) 1910-2015 436-486-35 0.47388
130 434 Salem 1925-2015 434-370-23 0.53869
(tie) 434 Villa Grove (V.G.-Heritage Co-op) 1917-2015 434-365-25 0.54187
132 433 Mount Vernon 1925-2015 433-372-26 0.5367
(tie) 433 Quincy (Q. Academy/Chr. Bros/Catholic Boys/Notre Dame) 1928-2015 433-332-19 0.56441
134 430 Farmington (East/H.S.) 1926-2015 430-365-25 0.53963
(tie) 430 Knoxville 1911-2015 430-400-23 0.51759
136 429 Walnut 1922-1994 429-202-17 0.67515
137 428 Bement (H.S./South Piatt Co-op) 1895-2011 428-433-38 0.49722
(tie) 428 Oswego (H.S.) 1927-2015 428-237-20 0.63942
139 427 Jerseyville (Jersey) 1900-2015 427-400-26 0.51583
(tie) 427 Mendota 1918-2015 427-427-29 0.5
(tie) 427 Sycamore 1920-2015 427-392-28 0.52066
142 425 Carrollton 1925-2015 425-375-29 0.53016
143 422 Stillman Valley 1950-2015 422-189-6 0.68882
(tie) 422 Gillespie 1920-2015 422-420-40 0.50113
145 421 Chapin/Concord (Triopia) 1950-2015 421-186-12 0.68982
(tie) 421 Christopher (C.-Ziegler-Royalton Co-op) 1919-2015 421-397-25 0.51424
(tie) 421 Peoria (Richwoods) 1957-2015 421-188-4 0.69004
(tie) 421 Alexis/Monmouth (H.S./United) 1925-2015 421-370-26 0.53121
149 420 St. Charles (H.S./East) 1924-2015 420-385-23 0.52114
150 419 Mahomet (M.-Seymour) 1921-2015 419-246-10 0.62815
151 416 Beardstown 1924-2015 416-390-25 0.51564
(tie) 416 Winnetka (North Shore Country Day) 1919-2015 416-311-20 0.57028
153 415 Jacksonville (IL School for the Deaf) 1885-2015 415-405-37 0.50583
(tie) 415 Sullivan (H.S./Okaw Valley Co-op) 1905-2015 415-439-32 0.48646
155 414 Charleston (H.S.) 1927-2015 414-338-35 0.54829
156 413 Effingham (H.S.) 1923-2015 413-281-16 0.59296
157 412 Crystal Lake (H.S./Central) 1925-2015 412-347-29 0.54124
(tie) 412 Chicago (Schurz) 1925-2015 412-348-27 0.54066
159 411 Virginia 1889-2011 411-443-49 0.48228
(tie) 411 Cerro Gordo (C.G.-Bement Co-Op) 1927-2015 411-380-21 0.51909
(tie) 411 Polo 1924-2015 411-341-26 0.54499
163 410 Chicago (Fenger) 1925-2015 410-356-29 0.53396
(tie) 410 Clifton (Central) 1950-2015 410-202-13 0.6664
(tie) 410 Eldorado 1924-2015 410-401-18 0.50543
165 409 Carterville 1925-2015 409-373-15 0.52259
166 407 Herscher 1930-2015 407-339-25 0.5441
(tie) 407 Anna (A.-Jonesboro) 1924-2015 407-425-24 0.48949
(tie) 407 Batavia 1909-2015 407-448-32 0.47689
169 406 Lockport (Central/Township) 1927-2015 406-380-28 0.51597
170 405 Chicago (Tilden) 1925-2015 405-350-26 0.53521
(tie) 405 Amboy (A-LaMoille Co-op) 1922-2015 405-384-23 0.51293
(tie) 405 Chicago (Lindblom) 1925-2015 405-317-33 0.55828
173 404 Highland Park (Deerfield-Shields/H.S.) 1915-2015 404-419-23 0.49114
174 402 Roseville 1925-2005 402-277-19 0.58954
(tie) 402 Moweaqua (H.S./Central A&M) 1924-2015 402-304-18 0.55649
(tie) 402 Elmhurst (York) 1920-2015 402-449-22 0.47308
177 399 Woodstock (H.S.) 1907-2015 399-417-26 0.48931
178 398 Chicago (DeLaSalle) 1904-2015 398-449-35 0.47109
(tie) 398 Aurora (Fox Valley Catholic/Marmion Academy) 1926-2015 398-370-31 0.51877
180 397 Chicago (C. Vocational) 1942-2015 397-275-51 0.58437
(tie) 397 Franklin Park (Leyden/East Leyden) 1926-2015 397-359-25 0.52432
182 396 Park Ridge (Maine South) 1964-2015 396-142-4 0.73432
(tie) 396 Byron 1921-2015 396-333-19 0.54211
184 395 Wilmington 1947-2015 395-264-7 0.59835
185 394 Chicago (Austin/VOISE Co-Op) 1925-2015 394-352-28 0.52713
186 393 Cambridge (Ridgewood Co-op) 1925-2015 393-296-16 0.56879
(tie) 393 Winchester (West Central Co-Op) 1897-2015 393-471-33 0.45652
(tie) 393 Princeton 1913-2015 393-430-28 0.47826
189 391 Freeport (H.S.) 1921-2015 391-443-36 0.47012
190 390 Momence 1925-2015 390-370-26 0.51272
191 388 Eureka 1915-2015 388-424-31 0.47865
(tie) 388 Elmhurst (Immaculate Conception Catholic) 1939-2015 388-296-18 0.56553
(tie) 388 McHenry (H.S.) 1914-2015 388-377-31 0.50691
194 387 Calumet City (Thornton Fractional/T.F. North) 1926-2015 387-402-26 0.4908
195 386 Deerfield 1962-2015 386-188-2 0.67422
196 385 Orland Park (Sandburg) 1955-2015 385-231-6 0.62374
(tie) 385 Riverside (R.-Brookfield) 1917-2015 385-459-37 0.458
198 384 Mt. Zion 1927-2015 384-230-16 0.62222
(tie) 384 Marengo 1917-2015 384-420-29 0.48739
200 379 Lake Forest (L.F. Academy) 1925-2015 379-294-14 0.56186
201 375 Plano 1906-2015 375-375-25 0.5
(tie) 375 Oak Lawn (Richards) 1965-2015 375-167-1 0.69153
(tie) 375 Roxana 1941-2015 375-299-14 0.55523
204 374 New Lenox (Providence Catholic) 1968-2015 374-157-1 0.70395
205 373 Dixon 1913-2015 373-461-42 0.44977
206 368 Mattoon 1925-2015 368-439-28 0.45786
207 367 Dwight (D-Gardner-South Wilmington Co-Op) 1918-2015 367-433-29 0.46019
(tie) 367 Orion 1939-2015 367-291-13 0.55663
209 364 Kankakee (Sr./Eastridge) 1925-2015 364-435-26 0.45697
(tie) 364 Olney (H.S./East Richland/Richland Co.) 1919-2015 364-424-34 0.4635
211 361 Peoria (Spalding) 1903-1987 361-223-36 0.61129
(tie) 361 Dupo 1932-2015 361-382-15 0.48615
(tie) 361 Canton 1925-2015 361-444-23 0.44988
(tie) 361 Chicago Heights (Bloom Township) 1924-2015 361-412-28 0.46817
(tie) 361 Chicago (Brother Rice) 1958-2015 361-250-4 0.59024
216 359 Decatur (H.S./Stephen Decatur) 1896-1999 359-450-52 0.44715
(tie) 359 Chilicothe (H.S./Illinois Valley Central) 1925-2015 359-428-26 0.45757
218 357 Chester 1923-2014 357-422-21 0.45938
219 356 Chicago (Marshall) 1925-2015 356-387-25 0.47982
(tie) 356 Streator (Township) 1910-2015 356-517-32 0.41105
221 355 Bradley (B.-Bourbonnais) 1934-2015 355-351-23 0.50274
222 353 Galva 1917-2014 353-415-35 0.45238
(tie) 353 Palatine (H.S.) 1926-2015 353-351-13 0.50139
224 352 Chicago (Senn) 1925-2015 352-376-30 0.46438
(tie) 352 East Moline (United Township) 1925-2015 352-453-35 0.43988
226 351 Lexington 1949-2014 351-278-7 0.55739
227 349 Chicago (Phillips) 1925-2015 349-340-28 0.50628
228 348 Princeville 1945-2015 348-313-10 0.52608
229 347 Gilman (H.S./Iroquois West) 1925-2015 347-422-30 0.45307
230 343 Lombard (Montini) 1968-2015 343-169-3 0.66893
231 342 Quincy (Sr.) 1924-2015 342-450-31 0.43439
232 341 Flossmoor (Homewood-F.) 1959-2015 341-219-3 0.60835
(tie) 341 Carpentersville (Dundee/Crown) 1916-2015 341-483-34 0.41725
234 340 Colfax (H.S./Octavia/Ridgeview/R-B-L Co-op) 1939-2015 340-322-11 0.51337
(tie) 340 Cary (C.-Grove) 1962-2015 340-196-2 0.63382
236 339 Hoopeston (John Greer/H.S./H.-East Lynn/H. Area Co-op) 1897-2015 339-487-33 0.41385
237 336 Savanna (H.S./West Carroll) 1919-2015 336-433-25 0.43892
238 335 Chicago (Sullivan) 1933-2015 335-338-21 0.49784
239 331 Mackinaw (Deer Creek-M.) 1950-2015 331-277-8 0.54383
240 329 Flanagan (F.-Cornell-Woodland Co-op) 1946-2015 329-299-9 0.52512
241 325 Sesser (S.-Valier) 1924-2015 325-366-10 0.47218
242 323 Genoa (G.-Kingston) 1927-2015 323-273-9 0.54132
243 323 Prairie View/Lincolnshire (Stevenson) 1965-2015 323-179-3 0.64257
244 322 Lisle (St. Procopius/Benet) 1946-2015 322-294-11 0.52233
245 321 Morton, IL 1944-2015 321-312-11 0.50699
246 320 Elburn/Maple Park (Kaneland) 1950-2015 320-277-9 0.53548
247 319 Forreston 1955-2015 319-245-2 0.56537
248 318 Granite City (North/H.S.) 1924-2015 318-483-28 0.40048
249 317 Joliet (Township/Central) 1925-2015 317-469-33 0.4072
(tie) 317 Pleasant Hill 1925-2015 317-432-33 0.42647
251 316 Averyville/Peoria (Kingman/Woodruff) 1925-2009 316-434-22 0.42358
(tie) 316 Minonk (H.S./M.-Dana/M-D-Rutland/Fieldcrest) 1924-2015 316-327-15 0.49164
253 315 Nashville 1929-2015 315-253-11 0.55354
254 314 Plainfield (Central) 1924-2015 314-375-19 0.45692
255 312 Annawan 1947-2008 312-194-12 0.6139
256 310 Chicago (Hyde Park) 1925-2015 310-405-39 0.437
257 308 Chicago (English & Manual Training/Crane Technical) 1925-2013 308-397-37 0.45097
(tie) 308 Metropolis (H.S./Massac County) 1925-2015 308-398-8 0.43697
(tie) 308 Chicago (Lake View) 1925-2015 308-397-22 0.43879
259 307 Ottawa (Catholic/Marquette) 1948-2015 307-311-10 0.49682
260 303 Sparta 1924-2015 303-491-26 0.38537
261 301 Gridley 1919-2003 301-314-28 0.48989
262 300 Park Ridge (Maine East) 1924-2015 300-467-20 0.3939
(tie) 300 Belleville (Althoff Catholic) 1941-2015 300-161-6 0.64822