Friday, April 27, 2012
For the third year in a row, the former Lake Forest High School star fights for the starting quarterback position. This season, there's more competition nipping at his heels.
Before Tommy Rees was ready to take the stage as a leading man, he needed support from a few old friends. So on a warm March afternoon, Rees and two of his former Lake Forest High School teammates, Connor Cavalaris and Bo Dever, played catch on an indoor field at Lake Forest College. As Cavalaris, now a Notre Dame teammate, and Dever, a Michigan recruit, ran fade routes, short slants and posts, Rees worked on planting his feet and hitting his receivers in stride. Between throws, they joked as old friends do who are familiar with each other’s company. Having taken divergent paths since they were teammates in 2009, football provides the ties that bind. But neither Cavalaris nor Dever can ever relate to the scrutiny Rees has faced in his two …
Friday, September 16, 2011
The former Lake Forest High School star is now the starting quarterback for the Fighting Irish. We will have full coverage from Notre Dame Stadium.
- Jon Kerr
Friday, September 16, 2011
Former Lake Fores High School product Tommy Rees is now the full-time starter at Notre Dame. He and the Irish will look to bounce back from a gut-wrenching loss to Michigan last week when they host Michigan State Saturday. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch will have a reporting team covering Rees in South Bend. Here is where you can find us and how you can follow our coverage Saturday afternoon: Facebook: We will post photos and other multimedia content from the press box at Notre Dame Stadium. Just log into your Facebook account, and go to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff fanpage. Twitter: We will be tweeting during the game, with stats, sights and sounds from South Bend. You can follow along by going to our football twitter page. As with any live…
Thursday, July 14, 2011
At the end of the 2009 season, he set a goal to play college football. This August, he will accomplish that goal. In between, Connor Cavalaris went on a journey he will never forget.
It was the call Connor Cavalaris had been waiting for his entire life. The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Lake Forest High School safety believed he had earned the call. His senior season, he reached heights on the football field never thought possible. All-Conference, All-Area, 50 tackles, four interceptions. He also blossomed into a leader, captain of a Scouts team that won its first playoff game in six seasons. He loved the game and wanted to take his talents to a college program. He knew the program he wanted to play for. They wanted him. All he was waiting for was the call. And in March, it came. Only he almost never knew it came. Journey It was Oct. 17, 2010. Lake Forest was 5-2, traveling to Vernon Hills to face the undefeated Cougars. It was…