19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 19 – Guilford Esports title

ROCKFORD – The fastest growing activity in high school and college is Esports and District 205 is riding the wave.

In August, more than 90 kids tried out for Guilford’s Esports team. Rockford Public Schools have Esports teams at all four of its high schools.

In December, the Vikings’ trio of Evan Schanfeldt, Aidan Suh and Juan Jass swept Naperville Central in four overtime games to win the Illinois High School Esports Association Rocket League title.

The IHSA is weighing whether to add Esports under its vast umbrella of athletic, academic and arts competitions.

Posted on 12.31.19