DEKALB | Janice and Herb Klingelschmitt had three sons graduate from Mount Carmel, but the Lansing couple didn't stop supporting the Caravan.
On Saturday, they were at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb to cheer on the Caravan against Lake Zurich for the Class 7A title game.
They and the Mount Carmel faithful were not disappointed as the Caravan won their 12th state title, 30-0.
Janice Klingelschmitt had her lucky brown with white leather sleeve jacket, the Caravan's colors. She also had ticket stubs from previous state title games with the Caravan.
"This is my lucky jacket, so I had to wear it," Janice said. "The stubs, I just leave in the pockets. I have some more, but I left them in my other coat."
Herb wears a light brown Mount Carmel hockey cap, while on Janice's jacket are buttons that say 1988, 1989 and 1990 state champions for football. It also has buttons from the 1987 and 1988 state hockey champions.
The Klingelschmitt's sons -- Herb, Jim and John -- all graduated from the South Side Catholic school. The elder Herb is a St. Ignatius grad and Janice is a Bowen grad.
"We follow all the Mount Carmel sports," Herb said. "Football, hockey, baseball, wrestling, you name it. We love the school, we love the Caravan."
The couple said they enjoy the camaraderie that they enjoyed in the 1980s when their sons were students.
"We are here in plural as far as Mount Carmel fans," Herb Klingelschmitt said. "Great tradition and great spirit."