Boys Soccer Chronology

1909 Chicago (Englewood) and Oak Park (O.P.-River Forest) tie 1-1 in first known soccer match between two Illinois high schools.
1972 First IHSA state soccer tournament held at Hancock Stadium on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal.
1997 Tournament split into two classes, the first sport to divide along the 50-50 split recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee (previously, the traditional 65-35 split had been used); Springfield (H.S.) wins Class A tournament held at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Palatine (Fremd) wins Class AA tournament.