Alex Mann boosts North Central with athletic and academic prowess

Just days after the North Central Cardinals football team advanced to the NCAA Division III national semifinals for the first time, one player in particular was recognized for his performance on and off the field. Senior offensive lineman Alex Mann from Glenview was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, the thirdContinue reading “Alex Mann boosts North Central with athletic and academic prowess”

Stingy Lake Forest starts fast to dominate finale

LAKE FOREST — The Lake Forest defense can wreak serious havoc on an opponent. In a 31-19 win over Warren Friday, the Scouts’ defense started hounding Warren’s offense immediately. On the first play from scrimmage, Warren’s quarterback made a swing pass to his running back in the flat to his right. As soon as theContinue reading “Stingy Lake Forest starts fast to dominate finale”

Lake Forest heads into playoffs on winning note

Lake Forest 31, Warren 19   THE SKINNY The Lake Forest (7-2, 4-2 NSC Lake) offense was too much for Warren (5-3-1, 2-3-1) in the second half Friday. The Scouts scored 17 unanswered points to begin the half, taking a lead of 31-7 with 8:07 left in the game.   TURNING POINT Lake Forest’s firstContinue reading “Lake Forest heads into playoffs on winning note”

Eddie Rodriguez Transfers His Energy to Niles North Offense

Before the 2013 season, Eddie Rodriguez wasn’t even sure he would play football for Niles North. Now the senior wide receiver is one of the Vikings’ top offensive threats. Rodriguez played for Evanston as a freshman and sophomore, but he sat out his junior year because he knew his family was moving. He transferred toContinue reading “Eddie Rodriguez Transfers His Energy to Niles North Offense”

Late touchdown lifts Highland Park over Niles North

Highland Park 21, Niles North 20 THE SKINNY Senior Tommy Sutker threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to junior Cole Greenberg to give Highland Park (7-1, 4-0 CSL North) a 21-20 lead over Niles North (3-5, 2-2) with 5:18 remaining Friday. The Giants’ defense then forced a three-and-out, and the offense was able to run outContinue reading “Late touchdown lifts Highland Park over Niles North”

Leyden linebacker Alex Rose plays the hits

A lot of things race through a player’s mind when he makes the transition to varsity football. The game is faster, the players bigger, the pressure greater. Leyden junior Alex Rose also knows he is replacing one of the best players on last year year’s playoff team, as well as one of the top defensiveContinue reading “Leyden linebacker Alex Rose plays the hits”

Turnovers are Corsairs’ specialty

MUNDELEIN — Holding on to a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter Friday, the Carmel football team’s defense was on its heels, backed up in its own red zone. The St. Viator quarterback hurried the offense to the line, took the snap from the shotgun and completed a quick pass over theContinue reading “Turnovers are Corsairs’ specialty”