Northern Athletics Conference


AURORA BENEDICTINE CONCORDIA
"Spartans" "Eagles" "Cougars"
Aurora, IL Lisle, IL River Forest, IL
CONCORDIA LAKELAND ROCKFORD
"Falcons" "Muskies" "Regents"
Mequon, WI Sheboygan, WI Rockford, IL
WISCONSIN LUTHERAN
"Warriors"
Milwaukee, WI

Comments

Aurora, Lakeland, Rockford, and Wisconsin Lutheran have new helmet designs in 2013 (shown above).

Maranatha Baptist Bible has left this conference to play as an independent team in 2013.


Historical Helmets

AURORA

? - 2000? 2001? - 2004 2005 - 2010
2011 - 2012 2013 -

BENEDICTINE

? - 2003 2005 - 2009 2010 - 2011
2012 -

Benedictine was using a new helmet design in 2004, shown in the photo below. The logo is an eagle's head inside an oval shape. I would appreciate a copy of the helmet logo so that I may add this historical helmet design to the web site.


CONCORDIA (IL)

? - 2005 2006 -

CONCORDIA (WI)

? - 2008 2009 - 2010 2011 -
*see note 1 below *see note 1 below

*1 On both of these helmets (and apparently on other designs used by CUW in earlier years) the logo or numerals are worn on the right sides of the helmets only, with the left sides "blank". I have depicted the logos on the left sides here so as to not have a "blank" helmet image for CUW.


LAKELAND

? - 1999? 2000? - 2002 2003 - 2004
2005 - 2012 2013 -

ROCKFORD

2000 only? 2001 - ? ? - 2003
2004 - 2005? 2006 - 2010? 2011 - 2012
2013 -

I believe that the "R" decals on the first two helmets shown above may have been worn only on the right sides of the helmets, with the left sides left "blank", making these representations technically incorrect. 2000 was the first year for Rockford's football program.

By at least the 2003 game against Minnesota-Morris, the team had switched to plain purple helmets. I believe that it is possible that another design or two may have been used also in 2003. A preseason photograph of the team showed a purple helmet with the school name in white letters on the sides, but I do not know if this logo was ever in use during an actual game. Additional information would be appreciated. I suspect that the team made several mid-season changes during its early history.


WISCONSIN LUTHERAN

2000 - 2005 2006 2007 - 2012
2013 -

2000 was the first year for the Wisconsin Lutheran football team.