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DAILY HERALD 2016 WILDCAT PREVIEW!
08/22/2016
  The numbers are staggering. 4,453 total yards. That's...
ORDER WILDCAT SPIRIT WEAR NOW!
08/07/2016
  The Wildcat Spirit Wear store is open for a limited time...place...
LHS SUPPORTS LBC!
08/07/2016
    LHS Varsity players were spotted at LBC's Butler...
FRESHMAN BBQ 2016!
08/07/2016
    Thanks to the Freshman parents for your...
MULES RULE AT RICHMOND BURTON!
08/07/2016
    Congratulations to the LHS Linemen (a.k.a. "Mules")  for...
VARSITY COMMUNITY SERVICE AT LAMBS FARM!
08/05/2016
  Congratulations to the 30+ Varsity players who...
BUTTERFIELD BULLDOGS SUPPORT THE 'CATS!
05/24/2016
BUTTERFIELD BULLDOGS SUPPORT THE 'CATS! Dogs and Cats don't...
COACH KUZ IN THE NEWS!
05/09/2016
Congratulations Coach Kuz 2016 Illinois Football Coaches'...
 
DAILY HERALD 2016 WILDCAT PREVIEW!

 

The numbers are staggering.

4,453 total yards.

That's what Libertyville must replace with the loss of Riley Lees, its do-everything quarterback over the last two years who is now on the roster at Northwestern.  61 touchdowns.

Those were the numbers that Lees put up in 2015 alone.

Lees, one of the best all-around football players to grace Lake County in years, led Libertyville to a 13-1 record and the Class 7A state championship game last season.

"Last year was great and Riley did a lot, but the thing we're talking about with our guys now is that it's their turn to step up to the plate," Libertyville coach Mike Jones said. "They have to believe that it's up to them."

The Wildcats have four starters back on both sides of the ball who know what it takes to make a deep playoff run.

Linemen Tyler Jost (6-foot-6, 275 pounds) and Charlie Schmidt (6-foot-5, 270 pounds) are both Division I caliber players who will anchor the offense.  Jost has already committed to Iowa State and Schmidt is getting interest from Iowa State and Northwestern among others.

"They have experience and they are such physical kids. Physically dominant," Jones said of Jost and Schmidt. "It pushes the other guys when they see how Tyler and Charlie push through drills."

Along with Jost and Schmidt, Brandon Rule and Jason Tse also return on offense. Rule is a wide receiver who made big plays in the playoffs and Tse is a strong, physical running back who is tough to bring down.

Meanwhile, two players, Jack Ruskell and Alex Stanulis, have been battling all summer to fill the shoes of Lees. Stanulis was the sophomore quarterback last year while Ruskell was the back-up.

Stanulis led the sophomore team to a 5-4 record and Ruskell became a second coach on the field while prepping under Lees.

"Jack is a really good leader," Jones said. "He does a nice job of communicating with his receivers and running the offense and he's a very good passer."

The defense will be led by returning starter Ryan O'Malley, a lineman who already has offers from Buffalo and Army.

Also back on the line is Skyler Blacker.

"Ryan is going to play a big role in leading our defense," Jones said. "If he and Skyler can control the interior, it's going to be difficult to move the ball on us."

Also returning on defense are linebacker Wes Klepac and safety Brian McAuliffe.

"It's nice to have the experience back that we do and we have a lot of good balance and athleticism," Jones said. "But it's important for these guys to remember that they need to go out and make their own fate. They can't say, 'Well, this happened last year, so we can do that again this year.' It's a new year."

 

http://football.dailyherald.com/article/20160819/sports/160818891/

 


by posted 08/22/2016
ORDER WILDCAT SPIRIT WEAR NOW!

 

The Wildcat Spirit Wear store is open for a limited time...place your orders by August 31!!!


by posted 08/07/2016
LHS SUPPORTS LBC!

 

 

LHS Varsity players were spotted at LBC's Butler Lake fields, helping coach future LHS football players.  Thanks to all who participated!


by posted 08/07/2016
FRESHMAN BBQ 2016!

 

 

Thanks to the Freshman parents for your great support of Tuesday's Freshman team BBQ!  We had a nice spread consisting of burgers, hot dogs, desserts and watermelon.  Keep eating, boys!  

 

by posted 08/07/2016
MULES RULE AT RICHMOND BURTON!

 

 

Congratulations to the LHS Linemen (a.k.a. "Mules")  for taking first place in last Saturday's Lineman Skills Challenge @ Richmond Burton High School.  Your hard work in the weight room is paying off!  Stay tuned for updated weightlifting club information...


by posted 08/07/2016
VARSITY COMMUNITY SERVICE AT LAMBS FARM!

 

Congratulations to the 30+ Varsity players who participated in the Lambs Farm community service project on July 27!  Our crew did a great job helping paint fences throughout the park and rebuilding the scenic railroad.  We hope to make this event an annual tradition for the team!  For the full story, visit the following Libertyville Patch article:

http://patch.com/illinois/libertyville/football-wildcats-volunteer-lambs-farm?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=bulletin%20board&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=article-topstories

 

Lambs Farm is a place that provides all of the essential ingredients for people to grow: a safe, caring, living environment; an extended family of peers with shared values and mutual respect; opportunities to have productive employment and to make a contribution to the community while being as self-sufficient as possible.


by posted 08/05/2016
BUTTERFIELD BULLDOGS SUPPORT THE 'CATS!

Mrs. Stein's Class Support the Wildcats!

BUTTERFIELD BULLDOGS SUPPORT THE 'CATS!

Dogs and Cats don't normally get along...right?  Wrong!!!  

Students from Mrs. Stein's 5th grade class at Butterfield Elementary showed their Wildcat spirit today!  They learned how parent volunteers support LHS Football by maintaining our website, www.wildcatsfootball.org.  Mrs. Stein's class finished the lesson by leading us in the Wildcat Football cheer:

 

C - A - T - S   CATS!  CATS!  CATS!

 

 

 

 


by posted 05/24/2016
COACH KUZ IN THE NEWS!

Congratulations Coach Kuz

2016 Illinois Football Coaches' Association

Hall of Fame Inductee!


by posted 05/09/2016
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