Libertyville football starts season 1-0

The WIldcats will continue to work hard at practice, in preparation of Lake Forest Academy.

The WIldcats will continue to work hard at practice, in preparation of Lake Forest Academy.

Kyle Laska, News Editor

The Wildcats picked up a victory last Friday, beating Palatine 41-31. The Cats were able to score easily, and while the defense struggled at times, it came up with some key plays throughout the game.

The Cats were able to battle through obstacles, as the game was postponed after the first half due to lightning in the area. The game resumed the next day at 11 a.m. After the game, senior Mac Copeland spoke of how the team was able to work through the delay.

“The delay was tough because many of our guys were sore, but our team worked through the adversity and was able to stay very competitive,” said Copeland.

QB Riley Lees was undoubtedly the star, racking up yards upon yards through the air and on the ground. Lees was able to find WR Nick Rossetti for 2 touchdowns, and was able to rush for 2 more. Defensively, some second half turnovers were able to help erase a shaky start to the season.

Below is a scoring summary of the game for the Wildcats:

1st Quarter

TD: Riley Lees to Nick Rossetti

2nd Quarter

TD: Riley Lees rushing

TD: Riley Lees to Nick Rossetti

TD: Riley Lees to Timmy Calamari

3rd Quarter

TD: Sean Ferraro rushing

Turnover: Ben Kimpler forced fumble, Jordan McInerney recovery

4th Quarter

Turnover: Brian Murphy interception

TD: Riley Lees rushing

FINAL: Wildcats 41- Pirates 31




Lake Forest Academy Caxys (0-1) vs Libertyville Wildcats (1-0)
Lake Forest Academy hit a roadblock in Week 1 when they faced the Highland Park Giants. After a crushing 41-10 loss in Highland Park, the Caxys will come to Libertyville to try to tame the Wildcats. The game will be Senior Night for the Wildcats, as they look to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Looking towards this game, Copeland knows that although there are always improvements that can be made, the team still showed some signs of good football.

“We still have to work on things such as keeping penalties down and being on the same page for the play call, but we have plenty of good things to build off of,” stated Copeland.