NORMAL - For twin brothers Malik and Kane Wildermuth, a second Intercity championship wasn't always a given.
"We had to fight for it. We had to put it all together," said Malik Wildermuth, U-High Senior. "Second in a row, even better than last year because it's our senior year. Really special. Feels real good."
Yet, the twin towers still celebrated it Monday night like any other big family moment. Together.
"Enjoyed seeing Kane and Malik grow and blossom over their four years for us," Bob Fitzgerald, U-High Head Coach. "Harder on each other than anyone else. When people see that, it makes everyone else want to work that much harder."
"We have a lot of chemistry out there. That makes it easier," Kane Wildermuth, U-High Senior. We have been playing with each other better, competing against each other."
The brothers says that sibling rivalry has always been there and opponents have recently taken notice on the football field, basketball court, and now, at the dinner table."
"It's fun. We get to make fun of each other at home for silly things that happen, but it love and strengthens our bond being on team and being home together," said Malik Wildermuth, U-High Senior.
The brothers have lead by example, using their bond to unite their Pioneer (4-0) teammates.
"If I mess up, he's always got my back. Same with rest of my teammates," said Kane Wildermuth. "We're all brothers, and we're all family. All got each other's back. If we fall, we're going to help each other up."