Coach Padjen talks about the Rebels' 28-21 loss to Oak Forest. Video by Mike Nieto.
T.F. South senior quarterback Peyton Padjen, left stands with his dad, Bob Padjen, the Rebels defensive coordinator. Peyton was a ball boy and water boy when he was younger. The Padjen family is considered Lansing's first family of sports.
T.F. South senior Peyton Padjen, center, stands with his dad and T.F. South defensive coordinator, Bob Padjen, right, and his uncle, head coach Tom Padjen. Every year there has been a Padjen playing or coaching for South's football program since the "Civil War" game with T.F. North started in 1959.
Tom Padjen has won 201 games as T.F. South's football coach. His 1994 and 2002 teams made it to the Class 6A semifinals.
T. F. South football coach Tom Padjen goes over a play at practice Wednesday. Padjen is in his 35th year as the Rebels coach and has been a head coach at the school longer than anyone else.
T.F. South football coach Tom Padjen directs practice Wednesday. Padjen has won 201 games and is beginning his 35th year as head coach at his prep alma mater.
Officials in Lynwood and Lansing are among those mourning the death of Corey Ankum, a Chicago firefighter and one-time region resident who was killed Wednesday when the roof of a burning building collapsed under him.
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