Oak Park and River Forest High School graduates and former football players Zach Howard, Max Ford and Levell Coppage help lead their University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team to a 38-28 victory over Mount Union College in the NCAA Division-III Championship in Salem, Va., on Saturday.

Coppage, a starting running back for UW-W, finished with 111 yards rushing and three touchdowns. He was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the Game.

Howard is a wide receiver/kick returner for the Warhawks, while Ford is a starting linebacker. The team won 15 games this season, a record for the football program.

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