Play it while you sing along!

Cheer, cheer for Lake Forest High
the school whose spirit never dies.
Cheer for the team that has made it famous in the years gone by
and we will cheer for the blue and the gold,
the colors ever wave on high.
So let’s add to the score and win here once more,
come on and fight Lake Forest High.

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Scout Nation Mission Statement

The mission of Scout Nation is to create a positive atmosphere and establish school unity by supporting the teams and clubs of Lake Forest High School. Scout Nation will lead the charge with cheering for our teams' successes while following good sportsmanship guidelines.



Lake Forest 55 - South Elgin 35 

Varsity girls basketball with their third-place trophy at 38th Annual Komaromy Classic Tournament

Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Basketball team on their third-place at the 38th Annual Komaromy Classic with a 55-35 win against South Elgin. Rachel Kaus led the Scouts with 16 pts and 11 rebounds. Bella Ranallo had 13 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals.  Tricia Gray added 10 points and 8 rebounds, while Lauren Richards had 7 assists.

Congratulations to Rachel and Bella on making the 38th Annual Komaromy Classic All-Tournament team!

Way to go Scouts on a great tournament!

Read more about Varsity Girls Basketball Place Third at the 38th Annual Komaromy Classic

Lake Forest High School is pleased to introduce our new Assistant Athletic Director, Mr. Casey Duval.  Casey has been an educator for 22 years.  For the past 19 years, Casey served at Grant Community High School, first as an English teacher, then as the Assistant Director of Activities and Athletics.  He holds a BA in English from Iowa Wesleyan College and a Master of Education degree from National Louis University.  Casey is a member of the Illinois Athletic Directors Association and the National Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association.

Throughout his career, Casey has coached girls and boys in a variety of athletics including: baseball, golf, wrestling, and football.  When not cheering on the Chicago Cubs, he can be found enjoying live music, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with his family. Mr. Duval looks forward to building on to the storied success of Scout Athletics and developing relationships with the students, staff, and community.

Casey had this to say when asked about his perspective on joining the team in the Athletic Office.

"This is the opportunity of a lifetime to be a part of the Lake Forest High School Family.  I am extremely excited about the opportunities and resources that LFHS has to offer its students and staff.  I will work diligently to uphold and promote the traditions and successes of Lake Forest High School."

Please help us provide a warm Scouts welcome to the newest member of the Lake Forest Athletic Department, Mr. Casey Duval.

Read more about LFHS is Pleased to Introduce our New Assistant Athletic Director, Mr. Casey Duval

Lake Forest 22 - Prairie Ridge 21
With the score 15-21 in the fourth quarter in favor of Prairie Ridge, Prairie Ridge had the ball in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter and was in the midst of a drive from their own 11-yard line to inside the Scouts' 10-yard line when the unthinkable happened: Ball carrier Zach Bentsen got turned around and Scouts' Andrew Lyon was able to put his helmet on the ball.  The ball popped into the air, and Scouts' Mick Graham was able to grab the ball with 4:04 left in the game.

The Lake Forest offense went on a 92-yard drive in 11 plays when quarterback Leo Scheidler hit Jake Milliman, who made sure he had two feet down inside the back of the end zone to tie the game up with 14 seconds remaining in the game.  It was up to Kai Popov to add the extra point for the 22-21 Scout victory and a trip to play in the 6A semifinals vs top-seeded Cary Grove at Cary Grove at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 20 .  Another great team effort!!!  

Scenes from the final minutes at LFHS football game defeating Prairie Ridge

Final pass to Jake Milliman to tie the game at 20 with 14 seconds left.  Kai Popov's PAT wins the game to move on to the semifinals vs Cary Grove
on Sat., Nov. 20 at 1:00pm.

The last time Lake Forest made it to the semifinals was in 2012 when they lost to Cary Grove 42-21. 
Let's turn that score around in 2021!! 

Read more about Scouts Football Upsets Prairie Ridge in Final Seconds of Quarterfinal Game

Lake Forest 13 - Harlem 8
Defense was the name of the game in this matchup with a total of 3 touchdowns in the contest.

Jahari Scott was the first player to score with a 66-yard run with 1:24 left in the second quarter. PAT was good to give the Scouts a 7-0 lead at half-time.

Harlem's only score came in the third quarter on a touchdown and two-point conversion to give Harlem a one-point lead at
8-7.  A 65-yard run for a touchdown by Leo Scheidler gave the Scouts the lead again but the two-point conversion failed. 
Neither team scored after that as the defense on both sides was solid.

  • Leo Scheidler completed five of seven passes for 31 yards and had 164 yards rushing and one touchdown
  • Jahari Scott 194 yards rushing and one touchdown

Everyone on defense got in on the action including:

  • Brock Uihlein with 6 tackles and 8 assists
  • Jake Milliman - 4 tackles and 7 assists
  • Tommie Aberle - 1 tackle and 9 assists
  • Harry Capstick - 5 assists
  • Max Terlap - 8 assists
  • Robert Pasinato - 7 assists, 1 sack, 3 tackles for a loss
  • William Rolander - 9 assists
  • Everyone else had at least 1 or 2 tackles or assists

Quarterfinals - #7 Crystal Lake (Prairie Ridge) (9-2) at #6 Lake Forest (H.S.) (9-2), Sat., Nov. 13, 1:00 pm!! Let's go SCOUTS!

Read more about Varsity Football Defeat Harlem in a Low-Scoring Battle


Kristin Gregory – kgregory@lfschools.net


Scout Nation meets Tuesday at 3:30 in the Wedge Cafe.


  • Support ALL Lake Forest High School Sports
  • Meet and decide which games will make the "Highlighted" games of the week
  • Go to as many games as possible and cheer in a positive way by cheering for LFHS rather than cheering against an opponent.
  • Create different themes & ideas for each game to create interest and fun for fans to participate in