Lake Forest 35 - Glenbard East 14
After a slow start in the first half, The Scouts led 21-14 at the end of the third quarter. A long TD catch by Charlie Altounian made the score 28-14 in favor of the Scouts with 6:15 left in the game. Mike Daniels scooped up a fumble and then came up with an interception.
Football Boys (Sophomore)
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COACH: Joe Busse, Head Boys Sophomore Football
2017 Sophomore Football Roster
|Head Coach - Joe Busse
Asst. Coach - Philip DeWald
Asst. Coach - Tom Soprych
Asst. Coach - Dylan Johnson
Asst. Coach - Mike McKay
Asst. Coach - Ryan Carney
Asst. Coach - Dave Mohapp
Asst. Coach - Larry Lilja
Asst. Coach - Ahmad Merritt
Asst. Coach - Paul Swiatly
|Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Principal: Dr. Chala Holland
Athletic Director: Tim Burkhalter
Joe Busse, Head Sophomore/Assistant Varsity Boys Football
Coach Busse has been Head Sophomore Football coach at LFHS since 2015. Prior to that, Coach Busse had been Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at Lake Forest for 3 years. In 2010, he coached Soph/Varsity football at Libertyville High School, and in 2011, he coached Varsity football & track at Schaumburg High School.
Coach Busse received his Bachelor's degree from Carthage College. He teaches in the Wellness Department at LFHS.
Phil DeWald, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach DeWald has been an assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LF since 2009. He has coached high school football since 1985--including St. Pat's, Marist, De La Salle and Mather--before coming to LFHS
Coach DeWald received his Bachelor's degree in History Ed. and an ME from Northeastern Illinois University. He is a retired Chicago fireman.
Ryan Carney, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Carney has been an Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS since 2013. Prior to that, he coached the LFHS Freshmen for a year. In addition, he coached football for 2 years at Loras College, 4 years at Lake Forest High School and 1 year at Mundelein High School.
Coach Carney received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education/Health and his Master's degree in Athletic Administration from Loras College. He teaches in the Wellness Department in Lake Forest District 67.
Larry Lilja, Assistant, Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Lilja has been an assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS since 2011. Prior to that, he was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Northwestern for 32 years.
Coach Lilja received his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
Dave Mohapp, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Mohapp has been an Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LF since 2015. Previously, he was Head Varsity Football coach from 1982 to 2013 for Warren Township High School, compiling a record of 109-66. Prior to that, he coached football at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Drake University, and Illinois Wesleyan University.
Coach Mohapp received a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Master's degree in Education from Illinois State University. He teaches in the Physical Education Department at Warren Township High School.
Tom Soprych, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Soprych's returned as an Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS in 2012 as an offensive line coordinator. Previous coaching includes: Offensive line coach at North Park U. (1999-2000); Offensive line coach/coordinator at St. Patrick HS (2001-2009); Offensive line coach at LFHS (2010); Wide receiver/offense coordinator at Mather HS (2011).
Coach Soprych received a BA in Political Science from North Park University and has a Masters in Kinesiology from Fresno Pacific University. He teaches in the Wellness Department at LFHS.
Dylan Johnson, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Johnson has been an Assistant Varsity and Sophomore coach at LF since 2010. He is a Study Hall Supervisor at LFHS.
Ahmad Merritt, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
Coach Merritt has been an Assistant Sophomore and Varsity Football coach at LFHS since 2010.
He received his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and a Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Phoenix.
Nathan Vasher, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
2016 marks Coach Vasher's first year as Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Football coach at LFHS. He began coaching football in 2013 as a student coach for Defensive Backs at the University of Texas (Austin). In 2015 he was a Special Teams intern for the San Francisco 49ers, and in 2016 he is an intern coach for the Chicago Bears' Special Teams/DB's.
Coach Vasher played for the Chicago Bears from 2004-2009 during which time he had 20 career interceptions and in 2005 was the NFC leader in interceptions and return yards and First Team All-Pro.
Coach Vasher received his Bachelor's Degree in Education/Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas (Austin). He and his wife Brandi have two daughters--Savannah and Naomi.
Mike McKay, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
2017 marks Coach McKay's first year as Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS. Prior to coming to LFHS, he coached football from 1998-2009 at Tremper HS in Kenosha, WI and from 2010 -2016 at Indian Trail HS--also in Kenosha.
Coach McKay received his BS degree in Technology Education from Eastern Illinois University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Olivet Nazarene University. He is a teacher in the LFHS Applied Tech Department.
Paul Swiatly, Assistant Varsity/Sophomore Boys Football
2017 marks Coach Swiatly's first year as Assistant Varsity/Sophomore coach at LFHS. Coach Swiatly began coaching football in 1985 and worked with teams at Weber, Gordon Tech, St. Joe's, and Mather before coming to LFHS.
Paul received a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University. He is now enjoying retirement.
SOPHOMORE BOYS FOOTBALL AWARDS - Fall, 2017
BILL DICKINSON AWARD