Sunday, August 26, 2012
We were inside the locker room for post game reaction from the Scouts romp over the Bison
It was as impressive an opening game as you could have asked for the Lake Forest Scouts football team Friday. The Blue and Gold dominated the Buffalo Grove Bison in all three phases of the game Friday night, rolling to a 28-7 victory. First, we spoke to the leader of the offense, quarterback Andrew Clifford. In his first game as a starter, Clifford was terrific, throwing for two touchdowns and 233 yards on 17-of-25 passing. He said after a slow start, the Scouts offense got things in gear against a shaky Bison defense. The defense, which held Buffalo Grove to just four first downs and no points through three quarters, was impressive as well. Senior lineman Tom Kutschke was in the backfield all night, recording two sacks. He said you can …
Friday, August 24, 2012
After a slow start, the Scouts score fourteen second quarter points
August 24 The Final Score: Lake Forest 28, Buffalo Grove 7 Scout’ Star Performer: Quarterback Andrew Clifford was masterful, showing accuracy and poise in the pocket. He threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-25 passing. . Other Notable Scout Performances: Running back Hub Cirame was impressive, rushing for 94 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. He and Scott Powell will be a formidable tag team out of the backfield for Lake Forest. Who’s Next: The Scouts travel to Highland Park at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The Bottom Line: This was an all-around team victory, with all three phases--offense, defense and special teams carrying the load. Watch for a detailed story Sunday with videos. For …
Monday, August 20, 2012
If Lake Forest is to repeat last season's conference title, they will need an influx of unknowns to step in and step up.
If you see a group of Lake Forest High School football players around town, you may notice them wearing the same article of clothing. No, it’s not the typical blue-and-gold colored dry-fit shirt. Instead it’s the message on the shirt that counts: Relentless 142. Earlier: Season Preview: Lake Forest Football Gets Ready for 2012 Season The number stands for the hours of off-season training—weight lifting, conditioning—the Scouts were expected to put in to prepare for 2012. As for the “Relentless” part? Well that’s not hard to understand. “It’s on the back of the shirt,” said senior running back Scott Powell of the slogan. “There’s different phases to workouts, relentless effort, relentless commitment. So at every end, it still has relentless…
Friday, August 10, 2012
Coming off a conference championship in 2011, the Scouts hope to ride the program's momentum into another successful campaign.
When you walk into the weight room at Lake Forest High School’s West Campus, one sign on the wall stands out. It reads “Champs 2011,” a permanent symbol to the Scouts football conference title from one season ago. Now, more than nine months later, many of the players from that team have graduated. The standard set by that class is not forgotten by the 2012 Scouts, who hope hang their own banner this season. “That’s what the class last year taught us,” quarterback Andrew Clifford said. “They basically made winning the conference the standard and living up to that; win conference, make the playoffs and make a long run in the playoffs.” Last year was a transformative season for Lake Forest football. A conference championship, the school’s …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Defending NSC Lakes champ opens with Buffalo Grove.
After a North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship season and Class 6A state playoff appearance, Lake Forest High School's football team is just six weeks away from starting practices for the 2012 season. The Scouts, who finished 8-3 overall in 2011, open the season Aug. 24 at home against Buffalo Grove, according to schedules released Thursday by the Illinois High School Association. Lake Forest then goes on the road for two straight weeks at Highland Park (Aug. 31) and Lakes High (Sept. 7). The Scouts return home for three straight home games featuring Lake Zurich (Sept. 14), Zion-Benton (Sept. 21) and Libertyville (Sept. 28). The regular season closes with three road games in October: Stevenson (Oct. 5), Warren (Oct. 12) and…
Friday, June 8, 2012
The Scouts quarterback chooses a future in the military over football.
The hardest decision anyone can be forced to make is choosing between two loves. Recent Lake Forest High School graduate Jordan Beck’s college choice came down to just that. You know him as the football player, captain and quarterback of the 2011 North Suburban Conference championship Scouts. What you may not know is what he aspires to be: a member of the military. In the arena of competing desires, the soldier won out. “I’ve been playing football for 11 or 12 years and it's something I’ve never not played. I’ll miss it,” said Beck. “But being a soldier is what I want to be, and football takes a back seat to that.” Eschewing an offer to play football at Whittenberg University, a Division 3 school in Ohio, Beck is taking his leadership …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Two decades after his father David played for the Wolverines, Lake Forest's Bo Dever is closer to writing his own legacy in Ann Arbor.
People often talk about experiencing life-changing moments, serendipitous encounters that at first glance may seem nothing more than a random occurrence. To those who believe, those interactions are not random at all, rather the universe speaking to them. The rewards are great for those who believe. David Dever Jr. was only 5 years old, but somehow he knew the words of a gruff, grandfatherly football coach would change the course of his life. He was in Ann Arbor, Mich., for a college football game with his dad, David Sr., mom Kelli and younger sister Morgan. Wandering the concourse, they spotted Bo Schembechler, the legendary Michigan coach whom David, Sr. had played for from 1984 to 1987. Schembechler came over, said hello to his former …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Lake Forest High School linebacker earns roster spot with Golden Flashes.
If he wasn’t completely sure where his football destiny was about to take him, Brandt Pfeifer put in a call to someone who had been in the exact same position a year ago. As Lake Forest High School’s Most Valuable Defensive Player in 2010, Max Keefe wound up taking a preferred walk-on spot at Miami of Ohio. “He is in the same exact boat I am going to be in,” Pfeifer said. “Max loves it. He had a lot of good things to say about it. That made me confident in my decision based on what he told me.” Combined with Kent State’s strong push to make him head east, Pfeifer will become a member of the Golden Flashes in the fall. “They want me to be there,” Pfeifer said. “I really liked the love and respect I got from the coaches.” The 6-foot-2, 210…
Monday, February 6, 2012
Three Scout football players celebrate their college decisions at West Campus.
- Jon Kerr
Monday, February 6, 2012
On Feb. 1, three Lake Forest High School athletes officially became former Scout athletes. Football players Owen Williams, Nick Keefe and Bo Dever all made their college decisions. Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Patch was at West Campus, where a signing event was held with teammates, parents and coaches. Go to the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Facebook page for a complete look at the day in pictures. Be sure to "Like" us after you look at the photos.
On national signing day, three senior Scouts celebrate their college decision with teammates, coaches and family.
- Jon Kerr
Monday, February 6, 2012
Whenever a cake is involved, it usually means there's a party going on. At Lake Forest High School's West Campus, the party on Feb. 1 was for three teammates who together shared a North Suburban Conference championship, but will soon forge new lives in different parts of the country. Scouts wide receiver Bo Dever is off to Michigan. Running back Owen Williams is taking his talents to Dayton (Ohio) and linebacker Nick Keefe will pack plenty of board shorts before he moves to California to play for the University of San Diego. He is expected to play safety for a program that won its conference championship in 2011. In front of a three dozen teammates, coaches and parents, they cut off pieces of cake -- with blue and gold frosting - -and …