Illinois Thundercats football, a bond that extends far beyond the field

The Thundercats celebrating after they won the league championship.

DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) -- The Illinois Thundercats football team is coming off of a season where they were crowned Mid-American 8-Man League Champs.

The squad is currently ranked second in the country but the bond the players and coaches share goes beyond the football field.

The Thundercats have players from Iowa, St. Louis, Chicago, Champaign and Springfield.

If you are looking to check out a Thundercats game, their new season will begin this coming spring.