Podcast: Troy McAllister talks Phillips Academy (Chicago) football and City Showdown with Simeon

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One of the best high school football stories in America is on the south side of Chicago where Troy McAllister and his staff have raised the Wendell Phillips Academy football program from the ashes that had only twelve football players when he took over in 2010 to one that has won two Illinois state football championships in the last four years. The Wildcats are currently ranked No. 93 in the High School Football America 100 national rankings.

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Saturday night, Phillips, ranked No. 2 in the High School Football America Illinois High School Football Top 10, will battle No. 9 Simeon in what could be called the Chicago Public League’s “Super Bowl.”

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On Wednesday, I spoke with Coach McAllister about his program and the Simeon game. You can listen to the entire interview below on today’s High School Football America Podcast.

Podcast: Troy McAllister, Head Coach of Phillips Academy

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.