ATTENTION ALL FOOTBALL PLAYERS/PARENTS:
The 2013 Lane Tech Football Summer Camp Registration is now OPEN!!
--June 18-21: Open to all Freshmen, 7th & 8th Graders
--July 8-12: Freshmen ONLY
**Registration is $50 for 7th/8th Graders, $80 for incoming Freshman
Click on the "Youth Camp Reg." Link on the left from more info and to register!!
The Lane Tech Indians have made the IHSA state football playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Lane took second in the Red Bird conference with a record of 5-3.
The Indians will be facing the number one seed Maine South this Saturday at 1:00 pm in Park Ridge.
Our players and coaches are very excited with the Teams success and want to thank our fans for all their support!!
***Also, Lane's open house will be Sunday November 4th. Stop by the football table and say "hello"
***The Lane Tech Football Program would like to congratulate the following Varsity LT Indians for receiving 2012 All-Conference Honors for the Illini Red Bird Conference:
Jack McLaughlin QB - Sr.
Jon De La Cruz OL - Sr.
Victor Gonzalez FB/LB - Sr.
Joey Valazquez LB - Sr.
Tim Puralewski, OL - Sr.
In, Brotherhood, Team-Win
- Be Early
- No Whining, No Complaining
- Protect the Team
With the help of Private Donations to Lane Tech Football, the program was able to give the Warrior Strength Room a much needed upgrade!!
The room was upgraded to include six Legend Power Racks with 3-way benches included. In addition, three Glute/Hamstring stations were also added to the Strength Room.
The existing equipment from the Warrior Room was moved to the the Main weight Room giving the entire Lane Tech Athletics Department over 3550 total sq. ft. of workout space for use by all athletic teams and P.E. classes!!!
The Lane Tech Football Program would like to thank the donors who helped make this upgrade possible....because of them, the Football Program is averaging over 90 athletes participating in Daily off-season strength training!!! This would not be possible without the help of our donors. Thank you from the entire Lane Tech Football Program!!
Click on the "Warrior Strength" link to the left for more pictures.
Lane Tech Football Alumni.....
YOU CAN STILL BE A DIFFERENCE MAKER WITH LANE FOOTBALL!!!
We are currently trying to raise money for New Football Helmets at Lane.
Helmets cost $200 each and we anticipate needing a MINIMUM of 60 over the next 2 years.
With a limited football budget and 140+ kids in the Program...the numbers don't add up!!
We need your help raising funds to replace old helmets for the Program.....ANY DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
ALL Donors will be recognized in the 2011 Lane Tech Football AD Book.
Please make checks payable to : Lane Tech - Football Restricted
Please send checks to: Lane Tech Football
Coach Fred Proesel
2501 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60618
Thank you in advance for your generous donations and all your support!!!
|9/11/2010||Elmwood Park||Elmwood Park||9:00 am|
|9/25/10||Curie||Horner Park||8:45 am |
|10/16/2010||Foreman||Horner Park||8:45 am|
|Friday||August 27||Amundsen||at Lane||7:00 pm|
|Friday||September 3||Glenbrook North||at GBN||5:00/7:30 pm|
|Friday||September 10||Bogan||at Lane||600/7:30 pm|
|Friday||September 17 ||Curie||at Lane||7:00 pm|
|Friday||September 24 ||Lincoln Park (hc)||at Lane||7:30 pm|
|Friday||October 1||Whitney Young (hc)||at Rockne ||3:30 pm |
|Thursday ||October 7||Dunbar||at Gately||7:00 pm|
|Thursday||October 14||Simeon (hc)||at Gately||7:00 pm|
The Lane Tech Community is very happy to welcome new Head Football Coach Fred Proesel to the program. We are very excited about his experience and what he brings to Lane Tech Football. You can contact Coach Proesel at:
Phone: 773-534-5400 Ext. 23399
Voice mail: Ext. 23465
Thaddeus Scott set a Lane Tech record by gaining 276 yards on 41 carries during a 37-0 Lane victory over Whitney Young on October 2.
|Fri, Aug 28 ||DeLasalle||Soldier Field||2:30 pm ||L 7-28|
|Fri, Sep 4||Glenbrook North ||Lane Stadium ||7:30 pm||L 7-28|
|Fri, Sept 11||CVCA||Lane Stadium||7:00 pm||W 42-0|
|Fri, Sept 18||Curie||Rockne||3:30 pm||L 21-28|
|Thu, Sept 24||Hyde Park||Gately||7:00 pm||W 49-0|
|Fri, Oct 2||Young||Lane||3:30 pm||W 37-0|
|Fri, Oct 9||Dunbar||Lane||7:00 pm||W 35-20|
|Fri, Oct 16||Simeon||Lane||7:00 pm||L 0-14|
Some of the Bid and Raffle Items Included:
Chicago Bears Pro Bowl Quarterback Jay Cutler Autographed Replica Helmet
Chicago Bears Tight End Greg Olsen Autographed Replica Helmet
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Running Back Michael Turner Autographed Jersey
Denver Broncos Record Holder for Longest Field Goal- Kicker Jason Elam Autographed Mini Football
Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Defensive End John Abraham Autographed Football
Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Bucs Pro Bowl Running Back Warrick Dunn Autographed Football
Alfonso Soriano Autographed Baseball Bat
Carlos Zambrano Autographed Baseball
Ernie Banks Autographed Baseball
Cubs Rooftop Tickets for Party of 4
2 Cubs Tickets vs. Brewers
3 White Sox Tickets & Parking Pass
2 White Sox Tickets vs. Dodgers
4 White Sox Tickets July 21st vs. Tampa Bay Rays
4 White Sox Tickets July 9th vs. Cleveland Indians
University of Iowa Outback Bowl Football Signed by Head Coach Kirk Ferentz
Notre Dame Autographed Football
University of Minnesota Jersey, Helmet
2 Tickets to the University of Minnesota Opening Game in New Golden Gopher Stadium
NIU Hat, Windbreaker, Polo Shirt
Oklahoma State Sweaters, Hat
Lane Tech Football Apparel
University of Michigan Football Picture
Please plan on joining us June 18, 2009 at Biagio from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm. Donation is $25.00 and includes entry in the raffle, Food and Beverage (Cash Bar), and the Silent Auction. There will be many outstanding items available from the Bears and others. Biagi is at 4242 N. Central Avenue. For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
On January 15, 2009 Lane Tech's Varsity Running Back Coach Robert Wallace was struck by a vehicle. Due to the severity of Coach Wallace's injuries his left leg was amputated from the knee down. Currently Coach Wallace is back and active and our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Wallace as he recuperates and prepares himself for rehabilitation.
fA fund has been created with the Bank of America and donations can be sent to the Robert Wallace Medical Fund with the Account number being 29100342992.
Lastly, Coach Wallace get well soon and we'll see you in July running your drills with the running backs. The Lane Tech Football Family is praying for you Coach and may God Bless You and Your Family.
Thoughts from Head Coach Rich Rio
With this year being the 100 year anniversary, it was only fitting that our football team won the City Championship. Lane Tech, strong in football tradition, showed strength and determination in reaching the Championship game. It began with the tribute and support of the 1959 Prep Bowl Championship Team being honored at Soldier Field and culminated with a hard fought effort against a strong Loyola team.
I want to thank our players for their effort and team work to reach this goal. I can't begin to thank my staff of dedicated and loyal coaches who worked tirelessly in helping the team achieve our football success. They truely understand the tradition and honor of Lane Tech. Thank you so much!
On December 14 the Lane Tech Football Banquet was held at Biagio's Banquet Hall with over 250 people in attendance this year. There were two guest speakers at the banquet and they were John Schwan and Mickey Pruitt. John is the President of the Lane Tech Century Foundation and Mickey is the Football Coordinator for the CPS.
This year we honored Gail Chase for her service to Lane Tech. Gail has been the heart and soul of the Football Parent's Club for the last 9 years. Gail has been involved with everything at Lane Tech and it is with great sadness that we at Lane Tech say goodbye to Gail. YOU GO GIRL!
Awards were given out for all the levels of football as well as a split the pot for the parents. We also raffled off numerous items and we would like to thank Fred Jantke for his hard work in obtaining a lot of the prizes. The managers were also honored for thier hard work during the season.
This year we are proud to announce that the Booster Club will give out 20,000.00 in Grant money for our student athletes. We want to thank all the people that have supported the Booster Club because without your donations we would not be able to give out this Grant money. The following are the winners of the Grant money.
The Mark Whittinghill Grant for 3,500.00 was awarded to Senior FS/WR Eric Bartell. Eric scored a 28 on his ACT while maintaining a 3.7 GPA.
The 1,500.00 Grants were awarded to Senior TE Cameron Grant, Senior QB Luis Negrón, Senior WR Aaron Esparza, Senior SS Giovanni Díaz, Senior CB Rashee Allen, Senior manager Stephany Burnett with a 4.0 GPA, Senior SS Michael Sotelo, Senior WR Jose Montalvo, and Senior manager Kara Chase.
The 500.00 Grants were awarded to Senior OT Anthony Jantke, Senior DE/OT Andre Alvarez, Senior DB Anthony Muzquiz, Senior manager Juanita Márquez, Senior WR David Follick, and Senior RB Noel Harvey.
Some Photographs of the 2008 Banquet.
Marcel Gibson was named the 2008 MVP for the Public League Champions. Marcel wasted no time in displaying his Lane Tech Century Foundation jacket which were given to all the varsity players by John Schwan. John is the President of the Lane Tech Century Foundation and a big supporter of athletics at Lane Tech.
Louis Trinca-Passat was the Defensive MVP for 2008 while Thaddeus Scott was the Offensive MVP for 2008.
From left to right: Eric Bartell was the Most Improved Offensive Player for 2008. Chris Kyles was the Most Improved Defensive Player for 2008. Rashee Allen was the 2008 Special Teams Player and received the Ron Rio Award. The Ron Rio Award goes to the player that is the heart and soul of the team and leads by example on and off the field, who will do anything for the team. Laken Tomlinson was the Best Underclassman of the 2008 Team.
The 2008 football managers.
Coaches Rich Rio, Robert Wallace, Mike Ebstein, Tony Chronis, Ron Munvez, and Tim O'Connor.
Coaches Art Fiumetto, Luis Muñoz, and Rudy Mayfield.
Chase Wilson was the MVP for the Sophomore Team.
Coaches Tim O'Connor, Eric Karls, and Pete Corcoran giving out the Sophomore awards.
Nicholas Jankowski was the MVP of the Freshman Team.
Coaches Marchán and Otto handing out the Freshman awards.
Gail Chase, the heart and soul of the Lane Tech Parent's Club, was honored for her dedication. She is leaving after 9 years at the helm.
The CPS Football Coordinator Mickey Pruitt. Did you know that Mickey has a Super Bowl Ring with the Dallas Cowboys? Mickey was a linebacker for the Cowboys.
Lane Tech Hall of Famer and President of the Lane Tech Football Booster Club, Tony Chronis.
The Lane Tech Century Foundation President John Schwan. Mr. Schwan gave every varsity player a jacket that honored both Lane's 100 year anniversary along with being the Public League Champions at the 100 year mark.
Plaques given to the 2008 football managers.
Major letters given to all varsity football players.
The Indians hosted the Ramblers of Loyola Academy on Friday morning on a perfect day for football. This year's Prep Bowl was the 75th in the series between the Public League Champion and the Catholic League Champion.
Loyola won the toss and chose to defer. The Rambler place kicker then proceeded to pooch kick inside the 20 yard line as Lane started their first possession at the 16 yard line. The Indians came out throwing but Luis Negrón chose to run the ball for a two yard gain. Lane then committed a penalty that placed the ball at the Indian 13 yard line. After a run and an incompletion, the Indians were forced to punt as the strategy of the Ramblers paid off. Loyola started their first possession at the Lane 41 yard line.
The Lane Tech defense did not appear to come out of the gate well as the Ramblers ran two running plays for 16 and 13 yards placing the ball at the Lane 12 yard line. The defense then awakened as Lane Tech held forcing the Ramblers to try and kick a 38 yard field goal. The kick was good but the Indians were called for roughing the kicker which gave Loyola an automatic first down at the Indian 11 yard line. The Ramblers took advantage of the new life when on the third play of the extended drive, Chris Kyles slipped and fell as the receiver caught a 7 yard touchdown pass. Loyola then went for a fake PAT, which they converted, and the score was quickly 8-0.
The Rambler kick off team once again pinned down the Indians deep. This time the Indians took over the ball at the Lane Tech 7 yard line. The Indians threw again as Negrón's pass was incomplete. Thaddeus Scott then ran the ball twice as Lane picked up a first down. However, on 3rd and 5 the Indians were stopped short by two yards and were forced to punt.
Loyola started their second possession from their own 40 yard line. The Ramblers were able to pick a first down through the air but the Indian defense stiffened up and forced Loyola to punt.
The Indians took over at the 20 yard line and picked up a first down on a pass interference call but Lane Tech was unable to muster up another first down. The 1st Quarter ended with Loyola ahead 8-0. The Indians punted the ball away as Loyola started out from their own 27 yard line.
The Ramblers then proceeded to go on an 11 play drive that only saw two pass attempts. Only one of those passes was complete as the Ramblers had the ball at the Lane 23 yard line. Loyola then ran an option as Andre Alvarez forced the quarterback to pitch the ball. The runningback then ran to the 11 yard line where, by that time, Alvarez had hussled back into the play and stripped the Rambler runningback of the ball. Rashee Allen then pounced on the football at the 11 as the Indian defense killed a long drive keeping Lane Tech in the game.
The Indians went to the air again as Negrón scrambled for a first down. After two more short completions gave the Indians a 3rd and 2 from the 34, the Indians failed to convert on the third down as Brandon "Studious" Bush dropped the Negrón pass forcing the Indians to punt again.
The Ramblers took over at the Loyola 40 yard line and they immediately went to the air as they quickly crossed into Lane territory. The Ramblers then shot themselves in the foot with a penalty and Gregory Walker sacked the Rambler quarterback for a 3 yard loss forcing Loyola to punt.
Lane Tech was punted into a hole where the Indians started from their own 8 yard line. The Indians picked up a first down running the ball as the 1st Half came to end with Loyola leading 8-0.
Loyola opened their first possession of the 2nd Half from the Rambler 28 yard line. The Indian defense held for a quick three and out with the highlight being a Laken Tomlinson 7 yard sack of the Rambler quarterback.
The Indians took over at their own 38 yard line and quickly picked up a first down on three straight running plays. On the next running play Scott finally entered Rambler territory but once again the Indians could not convert on third and short.
This time Lane Tech put Loyola at the 3 yard line. The Indian defense held for a three and out forcing a Rambler punt. Lane Tech started out from the Indian 44 yard line witch gave Lane Tech their best field position of the game.
Negrón went to the air as he connected with Louis Trinca-Passat on a 31 yard pass play. The Indians went to the option game but Negrón was unable to muster any yards. On third down a pass was incomplete. Then the game changing play occurred as the Indians were faced with a 4th and 10 from the Rambler 25 yard line. Negrón scrambled to his left and then his right as he fell on the 15 yard line. Unfortunately, Negrón was an inch short of converting the first down.
The Ramblers took over on downs at the Loyola 15 yard line. The Ramblers then went on a 12 play drive against the deflated Indians which was capped off by a 4 yard run. The PAT kick was good as Loyola took a 15-0 lead with 8 and a half minutes left in the 4th Quarter.
The Indians then started their next possession at the 20 yard line but Negrón was intercepted on the first play as Loyola took over at mid field. The Indian defense held for a three and out forcing the Ramblers to punt.
Lane Tech was pinned in at the 13 yard line which was made even worse by a Lane penalty. On third and long Negrón was flagged in the end zone for an intentional grounding, which is an automatic safety, making the score 17-0 with 5:37 left in the game.
The Ramblers then proceeded to eat up the clock as the game ended 17-0.
Some Statistics for the game: Loyola Rushing: 41-196 yards 1 TD Loyola Passing: 9-13 85 yards 1 TD no INTs.
Lane Rushing: Scott 11-27 yards, Negrón 8-31 yards, Frederick Williams 1-7 yards, and Marcel Gibson 1-1 yard.
Lane Passing: Negrón 6-13 40 yards 1 INT Lane Receiving: Trinca-Passat 2-34 yards, Eric Bartell 1-6 yards, Williams 1-no gain, Scott 1--2 yards, and Bush 1-2 yards.
Leading Tacklers: Gregory Walker 10 2 sacks of 3 and 6 yards, Alvarez 8 1 forced fumble, Trinca-Passat 7, Marcel Gibson 6, Eric Bartell 6, Allen 4, Tomlinson 4 1 sack of 7 yards.
The Indians finished the season at 12-3 and next up is the banquet for the awarding of trophies and grant money.
The 2008 Team
The 2008 Team
The triplets: Andre Crayton, Jonathan Acevedo, and Laken Tomlinson.
Coaches Ebstein, Wallace '00, O'Connor (Loyola Academy Alum), Karls, and Corcoran (Loyola Academy Alum).
The 2008 managers and two smart football players.
From left to right: Coaches Ebstein, Mayfield, Munvez, Fiumetto, Rio, and Karls.
From left to right: Cameron Grant, Louis Trinca-Passat, Luis Negrón, Andre Alvarez, Shawn Ward, and a very looking studious, Laken Tomlinson.
The '77 Boys. Coaches Muñoz, Fiumetto, and Mayfield.
Future track star Frederick Williams
Like any good lineman, Willie Porter checking out the food.
Louis Trinca-Passat talking football with the girls.
Andre Alvarez and Anthony Jantke
Marcel Gibson and Thaddeus Scott admiring the hardware.
On a brisk Saturday afternoon the Indians played the Greyhounds from Hubbard for the Public League Championship. After a hard fought game the Indians were crowned as the 2008 champions with a 24-7 victory over Hubbard.
The Greyhounds won the toss and chose to defer. Chris Kyles returned the opening kick off to the Lane Tech 27 yard line as Hubbard clearly kicked away from Rashee Allen after his heroics from last Monday night. The Indian offense went right at the heart of the Hubbard defense on the first play as Marcel Gibson picked up a quick 9 yards. Thaddeus Scott then carried the ball for 7 consecutive plays to the Greyhound 10 yard line but Scott injured himself on his last carry. Scott did not play for the rest of the game forcing the Indians to try and win the game without their best offensive weapon. The Hubbard defense stiffened up as Carlos Domínguez then attempted a 25 yard field goal. Domínguez shanked the kick as Hubbard survived the opening salvo by the Indians.
The Greyhounds took over at their 20 yard line and they were stuffed on the first two running plays by the Indian defense. Aftre another run, the Greyhounds were faced with a 4th and 1 from their own 29 yard line. The Hubbard coach took the first major gamble of the game by going for the first down. This strategy paid off as the Greyhounds were able to convert on 4th and 1 which kept alive their only scoring drive of the game. Two runs and two passes put the ball at the Lane Tech 31 yard line as the 1st Quarter came to an end in a scoreless tie. Two plays into the 2nd Quarter the Greyhound running back ran in a 27 yard touchdown run to strike first blood in the game. The PAT was good as Hubbard took a 7-0 lead.
This time the Greyhounds kicked to Allen as Allen nearly broke the kick off for a big gain but the Indians had to settle for a start at the 25 yard line. After an initial run by Frederick Williams, the Indians went to the air as Luis Negrón was unable to connect forcing the Indians to punt the ball.
The Lane Tech defense responded by securing their first three and out against the Greyhounds as Hubbard was forced to punt.
The Indians took over at the Hubbard 35 yard line but Negrón was sacked on the very first play for a five yard loss. Williams picked up the five back on the next play but on 3rd and 10 Negrón was unable to convert through the air forcing the Indians to punt again.
Hubbard took over from their own 20 yard line and quickly picked up a first down but the Indian defense held and forced the Greyhounds to punt the ball.
Lane Tech took possession of the ball at their own 33 yard line. Williams then carried the ball on two consecutive plays placing the ball at the Indian 45 yard line. Negrón then went to the air and connected with Gibson as Gibson made two Greyhound defenders miss putting the ball at the Hubbard 28 yard line. Two plays later Negrón hit Louis Trinca-Passat for 11 yards. After an incompletion, Negrón connected with Eric Bartell for 9 more yards bringing the ball to the Greyhound 8 yard line. Williams then ran the ball to the 1 yard line as Negrón spiked the ball with 32 seconds left in the half. On the next play Gibson scored on a 1 yard run and this time Domínguez was perfect with the PAT as the Indians tied the game at 7-7 which is how the 1st half ended.
The 2nd half started out well for the Indians as the ball was kicked in the end zone for a touch back forcing the Greyhounds to start from their 20 yard line. The Hubbard quarterback had a problem with the center/quarterback exchange but the QB was able to recover the ball for no gain. Hubbard was then penalized on the next play and on third and 17 Gregory Walker sacked the Hubbard quarterback at the 3 yard line. The Hubbard punter then shanked the punt and the Indians took over with great field position.
Lane Tech started their first second half possession on the Greyhound 22 yard line. The Indians went to the ground as Williams carried the ball 5 straight times to the Hubbard 8 yard line. Gibson then gained 7 yards on the next play putting the ball at the 1 yard line. On 4th and goal the Indians went for the touchdown as Negrón burrowed in from the 1 yard line. Domínguez booted the PAT as the Indians led for the first time in the game 14-7 with 4:57 left in the 3rd Quarter.
The Indians were fired up as Kyles was able to tackle the Greyhound kick returner at the 8 yard line. On the next play Anthony Jantke recovered a Greyhound fumble as the Indians took over at the Hubbard 12 yard line. The Indians were unable to move the ball as Domínguez kicked a 24 yard field goal with 3:19 left in the third quarter to make the score 17-7.
The Greyhounds then beagn to self destruct as two penalties pushed Hubbard back to their own 6 yard line. After a run and a dropped pass, the Greyhounds were forced to punt from their 18 yard line. The snap was short as Kyles knocked the punter and the ball into the end zone with Andre Alvarez falling on the ball for a touchdown. Dominguez added the PAT as the Indians extended their lead to 24-7 with 57 seconds left in the third quarter.
The Lane Tech kick off team came out smoking again as Daniel Wasserman and Kyle Mitchell acted like they were surface to air missiles as they pinned the Greyhounds at the Hubbard 7 yard line. Mitchell continued his attack as he ended a terrific Indian 3rd quarter with a no gain on the very next play.
The Greyhounds did not give up as they drove to the Lane Tech 5 yard line but the Indians held on a goal line stand taking over on downs at the Hubbard 4 yard line.
The Indians picked up a first down as the offense ate up clock. After a punt by the Indians, Alvarez ended the Greyhound season with a sack as the Indians and their fans celebrated another City Championship. Head Coach Rich Rio and his staff have now been a part of 3 out of the last 4 Titles that Lane Tech has won in the past 31 years!
Some Statistics: Hubbard Rushing 29-116 yards 1 TD 1 Fumble, Hubbard Passing 6-10 85 yards no TDs no INTs.
Lane Rushing: Scott 7-47 yards, Gibson 3-17 yards 1 TD, Negrón 2-1 yard 1 TD, Williams 15-63 yards, and Alex Brown 2-5 yards.
Lane Passing: Negrón 3-10 47 yards no TDs no INTs 1 sack for -5 yards. Bartell 1 reception for 9 yards, Trinca-Passat 1 reception for 11 yards, and Gibson 1 reception for 27 yards.
Leading Tacklers: Walker 9 with 1 sack for 10 yards, Trinca_Passat 7, Mitchell 4, Brown 3, Bartell 3, Alvarez 3 with 1 blocked pass, 1 fumble recovery for a TD, and 1 sack for 10 yards. Jantke 1 fumble recovery.
Next game is the Prep Bowl at Soldier Field on Friday afternoon against Loyola Academy. Hope to see you there as Lane Tech ends a wonderful season. GO INDIANS!
It was a windy and cold Monday night game at Lane Stadium as the Indians took on the Mustangs from Morgan Park. Senior and Captain Rashee Allen quickly warmed up the crowd and his team mates as Allen ran back the opening kick off for a 92 yard touchdown. Carlos Domínguez then booted the PAT as the Indians took a quick 7-0 lead.
The Mustangs came right back with their own return to the Lane Tech 48 yard line. Morgan Park picked up a quick first down on their first play from scrimmage but the Indian defense held the Mustangs with the Indians taking over on downs fron the Lane Tech 32 yard line.
Lane Tech started their first offensive series out poorly as Luis Negrón threw an incompletion, Thaddeus Scott was stopped for no gain, and Negrón was sacked for a 5 yard loss. The Mustangs helped the Indians by taking aroughing the kicker penalty giving the Indians the ball back at the 43 yard line. Two separate runs each by Scott and Marcel Gibson put the ball at Morgan Park 44 yard line by Negrón threw two incompletions forcing the Indians to punt.
Morgan Park took over at their 22 yard line and the Mustangs proceeded to go backwards as Laken Tomlinson was able to catch the elusive Morgan Park Quarterback for a 12 yard loss. The Indians produced their first three and out as Morgan Park punted the ball.
The Indians started out with good field position at the Lane Tech 41 yard line. Negrón quickly connected with Rashee Allen on a 15 yard pass play placing the ball at the Mustang 42 yard line. However, on third and 11 Negrón was sacked as the 1st Quarter came to a close with the Indians leading 7-0. The Indians punted to start out the 2nd Quarter as Morgan Park started at the Mustang 24 yard line.
The Mustangs then went to their running game as they produced one first down but were unable to produce a second first down. Morgan Park then punted as the Indians took over at the Lane 45 yard line.
Lane Tech then went on an 8 play 55 yard drive as the Indians turned to their ground game. Mr. Scott had three big running plays of 21, 14, and a 7 yard touchdown run as Scott was the main workhorse on the drive. Carlos Domínguez added the PAT making the score 14-0 with 2:59 left to play in the 1st Half.
The Indians came out fired up on the ensuing kick off and pinned the Mustangs down deep in their territory forcing Morgan Park to start at the 13 yard line. The defense again held for a three and out as the Indians were able to get great field position at the Morgan Park 42 yard line.
Lane Tech was unable to capitalize as Negrón threw two incompletions and Scott was stuffed for a 1 yard loss. The Indians punted again as Morgan Park gained possession of the ball at the 20 yard line.
The Mustangs went to the air but an 11 yard sack by Louis Trinca-Passat killed any thoughts of a first down. The Mustangs punted the ball but Brandon "Studious" Bush fumbled as Morgan Park recovered at thier own 40 yard line.
Morgan Park then went to the air as their quarterback threw two incompletions and then an intercetion to Chris Kyles as the 1st Half ended with the Indians holding a 14 to 0 lead.
Morgan Park opened up the 2nd Half with the ball with the Indians forcing a quick Morgan Park punt. Aftre a poor Mustang punt, the Indians took over at the Mustang 44 yard line. The Morgan Park defense rose to the occasion as Scott slipped as he was receiving the hand off with the Mustangs recovering the ball at the Morgan Park 45 yard line.
Chris Kyles, on the very next play, intercepted the Mustang quarterback and after a 15 yard return, the Indians were right back in business at the Lane Tech 43 yard line.
However, the Morgan Park defense held for a three and out as the Indians punted the ball. Negrón was able to pin the Mustangs in at the 19 as the Indians continued winning the field position war.
The Mustangs benefited from an Indian penalty but two plays later Eric Bartell intercepted the Morgan Park quarterback as Lane Tech took over at the Morgan Park 48 yard line.
Once again, the Mustang defense showed how good they are by stopping the Indians on 3rd and short. Negrón again punted the Mustangs in deep this time at the Morgan Park 10 yard line.
Morgan Park generated their only drive of the game as a 9 play 90 yard drive ended with a 4th and goal touchdown pass from the Mustang 23 yard line. Morgan Park went for two but the pass was incomplete as the score remained 14-6 in favor of the Indians with 1:11 left in the 3rd Quarter.
Rashee Allen then returned the ensuing kick off to the Indian 39 yard line as Negrón quickly connected with Gibson for an 11 yard pass play. Two plays later Negrón opened the 4th Quarter with an interception as Morgan Park took possession of the ball at the Mustang 27 yard line.
Both defenses were very stingy as neither team was able to pick up a first down on three consecutive series. Finally, the Indians picked up a first down on a bold decision by Coach Rio. The Indians had a 4th and 1 from the Lane Tech 43 yard line as Coach Rio decided to attempt to eat up clock by getting the first down. Negrón took charge as he was able to pick up three yards as the Indians kept the ball.
With the wind now blowing in Negrón's face, his 13 yard punt gave the Mustangs the ball at the 35 yard line. Morgan Park drove to the Lane Tech 38 yard line but on 4th down Trince-Passat took matters into his hands and stopped the Mustang quarterback short of the first down.
After another three and out by the Lane Tech offense, Negrón punted into the wind again. This time, after a 15 yard kick, the Mustangs took over at the Lane Tech 43 yard line.
The Mustangs were able to get the ball to the Indian 23 yard line with a few seconds left on the clock. On the last play of the game the Mustang quarterback was scrambling all over the place and he actually completed a touchdown pass with no time left on the clock. However, during the scramble the Mustangs were called for holding which forced the Indians to take the penalty. Morgan Park then had another shot at the end zone but the pass was incomplete as the Indians won a thriller. The final score: Lane Tech 14 Morgan Park 6.
Some Statistics for the game: Morgan Park Passing: 6-29 56 yards 1 TD and 3 INTs. Morgan Park Rushing: 29-112 yards
Lane Tech Rushing: Scott 24-66 yards 1 TD 1 fumble, Luis Negrón 6-11 yards, and Marcel Gibson 5-12 yards. Lane Passing: Negrón 2-12 26 yards no TDs 1 INT 2 sacks for 5 and 7 yards. Lane Receiving: Allen 1-15 yards Gibson 1-11 yards.
Marcel Gibson 7, Gregory Walker 5, Louis Trinca-Passat 5, 1 sack for 11 yards, Shawn Ward 3, and Eric Bartell 3. Chris Kyles 2 INTs and Bartell 1 INT.
Next Game is Saturday with Hubbard at Hanson Stadium for the Public League Championship. See you there.
The Lane Tech Indians defeated CVS on Thursday night to advance to the next round of the Public League Playoffs 28-0. As has been the recent history between the two clubs, it must rain if the two teams meet.
The Indians won the toss and chose to defer preferring to take the wind in the 1st Quarter. Lane Tech was able to pin Vocational at the CVS 8 yard line as the defense held for a quick three and out.
Lane Tech started their first possesion of the game with outstanding field position at the CVS 36 yard line. However, Thaddeus Scott was stopped for a 2 yard gain, Luis Negrón threw an incompletion, and Frederick Williams gained 4 yards setting up a 4th and 4 from the Vocational 30. CVS rose to the occasion by stopping Williams one yard short of a first down.
Vocational took over on downs on their own 27 yard line. The Indian defense again produced a quick 3 and out as CVS was forced to punt for the second time.
Once again the Indians started out with excellent field position this time from the Lane 42 yard line. The Indians garnered a quick first down on runs by Negrón and Scott but failed to keep the drive going as the Indians were forced to punt.
CVS took over from their own 20 yard line and on the second play of the drive fumbled the ball with Alex Brown recovering the ball at the CVS 28. The Indians tried going to the ground game on the first two plays but Vocational stuffed the Indians. On 3rd and 7 from the Vocational 25 yard line Negrón was able to hit Eric Bartell with a 24 yard pass. The following play Negrón scored on a QB keeper with Carlos Domínguez booting the PAT for a Lane 7-0 lead with 1:05 left in the first quarter.
Vocational started their third possession at their 20 yard line as the Indian defense produced another three and out. The CVS punter bailed out his team as Vocational now had the wind as he punted a 52 yarder to get his team out of trouble.
The Indians started out with their worst field position of the night from the Lane 24 yard line. The Indians then began an impressive drive that reached the Vocational 43 yard line before Lane Tech was hit with a holding penalty. The Indians could not recover from the penalty and were forced to punt. Negrón pinned the Caviliers in at the 17 yard line.
CVS then proceeded to produce a first down by running the ball and Vocational also connected on a 29 yard bomb to put the ball at the Lane 48 yard line. Vocational's first time in Lane territory ended on the next play as Shawn Ward recovered a CVS fumble at the CVS 45.
The Lane Tech offense was unable to capitalize on the turnover as Vocational forced a three and out. CVS took over at their own 15 yard line as they ran twice for a first down. Vocational then went to the air as two incompletions and a sack by Brown forced CVS to punt the ball.
With less than two minutes left in the first half the Indians went to the air but Negrón threw three straight incomplete passes as the Indians punted with 1:31 left in the first half.
CVS took over with their best field position of the game, at their own 46 yard line. The Vocational Quarterback then used his feet to get his team to the Lane Tech 25 yard line but on the next play Chris Kyles intercepted the Vocational QB in the end zone for a touchback. The Indians took a knee as the half ended with the Indians leading 7-0.
Lane Tech opened the second half by receiving the ball as Vocational took the wind. The Caviliers quickly pinned the Indians in at the their own 20 yard line. From there, Thaddeous Scott took over as he personally escorted the Indian offense to the Vocational 15 yard line. On the next play Negrón ran in the bootleg for a touchdown. The PAT snap was mishandled and the score stood at 13-0.
The Indiand defense again produced another CVS three and out as the Indians were able to get good field position at the Lane Tech 40 yard line. However, on 3rd and two Negrón was sacked as Lane was forced to punt.
Lane Tech held for another three and out but this time CVS attempted a pass out of their punt formation which fell incomplete giving the Indians great field position at the CVS 28 yard line as the 3rd Quarter ended. It took Scott three plays to score from 17 yards out as the Indians attempted their own fake PAT but that however failed as the score stood at 19-0.
CVS then botched the ensuing kick-off as Vocational took over at their 2 yard line. Three plays later Bartell intercepted the Vocational quarterback giving the Indians the ball at the CVS 24 yard line. Thaddeous Scott fumbled that opportunity away two plays later as Vocational recovered at their own 23 yard line.
After a Louis Trinca-Passat sack, Marcel Gibson recovered a Vocational fumble at the Cavilier 15 yard line. With 7:10 left in the 4th Quarter, Scott added his second touchdown run of the game. This time from 14 yards out as Domínguez added the PAT kick to make the score 26-0. The Indians added a late safety as CVS stepped out of the end zone to avoid punting in the wind making the final score 28-0.
Some Statistics: CVS Passing 2-9 31 yards 2 INTs CVS Rushing 29-70 yards.
Lane Rushing: Scott 25-134 yards 2 TDs 1 fumble, Negrón 8-47 yards 2 TDs, Williams 4-16 yards, Gibson 1-2 yards, and Brown 2-4 yards.
Lane Passing: Negrón 1-9 24 yards 1 sack for 4 yards Eric Bartell 1 reception for 24 yards.
Leading Tacklers: Gregory Walker 6, Trinca-Passat 4 & 1 sack for 12 yards, Kyles 4, Gibson 3 with 1 fumble recovery and 1 sack for 6 yards, Ward 3 & 1 fumble recovery, and Rashee Allen 3.
Kyles and Bartell 1 interception each and Brown 1 fumble recovery and 1 sack for 5 yards
It was frightful on Halloween Night as the Trevians from New Trier traveled to Chicago and eliminated the Indians from the State Playoffs. New Trier won the toss and elected to defer as that strategy paid off with poor field position for the Indians. A Lane Tech penalty forced the Indians to start from their own 7 yard line. The Indians could not muster a 1st down but the Trevians helped out Lane Tech with a roughing the punter call giving the Indians a first down from their own 24 yard line. The Indians produced a first down but could not sustain the drive which forced the Indians to punt.
New Trier started their first possession of the game from the 28 yard line with the Lane Tech defense forcing New Trier to punt. However, the Indians committed their own roughing the punter penalty giving the Trevians a fresh set of downs at midfield. The Trevians took advantage of the miscue by immediately completing two passes which placed the ball on the Indian 24 yard line. The Indian defense held New Trier forcing them into a 4th and 12 from the 26 yard line. The Trevians answered by completing a touchdown pass to grab a quick 6-0 lead. The PAT was blocked by Rashee Allen as the score stood at 6-0.
The Indians could not get good field position on the ensuing kick off as they started on the 23 yard line. The Indians tried running the ball on the first two plays but could only muster 4 yards as the 1st Quarter came to an end. On 3rd and 6 Negrón's pass was incomplete as the Indians were forced to punt.
After a two yard return, the Trevians began their second drive of the game from the Indian 47 yard line. The Trevians then converted on a third down pass play and again the Indian defense forced another 4th down play from the Lane Tech 31 yard line. New Trier converted their second 4th down attempt this time connecting on a 19 yard pass play. On the ensuing play the New Trier quarterback scrambled out of the pocket and scampered in for a 12 yard touchdown run. The Trevians went for two and they were successful in their attempt making the score 14-0 with 8:50 left in the 2nd Quarter.
New Trier once again bottled up the Indians as the Indians started from their 24 yard line. The Indians ran the ball on their first two plays and had a 3rd and two but a penalty quickly made it a 3rd and seven from the 27 yard line. Negrón went to the air but he was intercepted as the Trevians took over at the Lane Tech 45 yard line.
New Trier was able to convert on a 3rd and 6 which put the ball at the Lane Tech 27 yard line. Another pass completion placed the ball at the 11 yard line but the Indian defense held and forced the Trevians to attempt a 25 yard field goal attempt. The kick was good as New Trier padded their lead to 17-0 with 5:04 left in the first half.
This time Allen was able to get a good return as the Indians started out from their own 35 yard line. Two plays later Negrón was able to connect with Brandon "Studious" Bush for a 31 yard pass putting the ball at the Trevian 37 yard line as the Indians visited New Trier territory for the first time. This time on 3rd and 13 from the Trevian 40 yard line Negrón connected with Eric Bartell for a 22 yard pass bringing the ball to the New Trier 18 yard line. Once again the Indians hurt themselves with a penalty aa they were forced to try a 32 yard field goal. Carlos Domínguez nailed the kick putting the Indians on the board with 52 seconds left in the half. The halftime score was New Trier 17 Lane 3.
The second half started out with New Trier starting their first possession of the 2nd Half from their own 32 yard line. The Indian defense held for their first three and out of the night forcing New Trier to punt.
The Indians took over at the Lane Tech 32 yard line but on 3rd and 6 Negrón's pass was incomplete as the Indians were forced to punt the ball.
New Trier took over at the Trevian 34 yard line and they quickly ran the ball on two plays to midfield. On 2nd and 5 from the Indian 45 the New Trier quarterback connected on a 27 yard pass play. Two plays later the Trevians connected for a 16 yard touchdown pass as New Trier took a 23-3 lead. The PAT was good as New Trier led 24-3 with 6:26 left in the 3rd Quarter.
The Trevian placekicker kept the pressure on the Indians as he booted the ball into the end zone forcing the Indians to start from their 20 yard line. A third down pass was incomplete and the Indians once again were forced to punt.
New Trier started out on the Indian 46 yard line but the defense held for a three and out forcing the Trevians to punt.
Lane Tech took over at their 20 yard line and on 2nd down Negrón was able to hit Louis Trinca-Passat for a 58 yard pass play. A Trevian penalty put the ball on the New Trier 12 yard line. Another Trevian penalty gave the Indians a first down on the New Trier 7 yard line. On the first play of the 4th Quarter Thaddeous Scott scored from 1 yard out as this time Domínguez added the PAT making the score 24-10.
New Trier started their next possession from their 32 yard line as they passed their way into Lane Tech territory. This time on 4th down Andre Alvarez blocked the 4th down attempt as the Indians took over at their own 35 yard line.
The Indians went to the air but were unsuccessful as an incompletion, a mishandled snap, and a sack of Negrón forced the Indians to punt again.
The Trevians took over at the New Trier 36 yard line. From there, the Trevians went on a 9 play drive with the big play being a 37 yard pass play to the Indian 19 yard line. On 3rd down the Trevians scored on an eight yard touchdown run. The PAT was good as the Trevians put the game away with 2:26 left in the game. The final score being New Trier 31 Lane 10.
Some statistics: New Trier Passing 18-28 248 yards 2 TDs no INTs New Trier Rushing 27-115 yards 2 TDS.
Lane Passing: Negrón 7-13 130 yards 1 INT Lane Receiving Bartell 2-32 yards Bush 2-34 yards Aaron Esparza 1-8 yards Trinca-Passat 1-58 yards and Scott 1--4 yards.
Lane Rushing: Scott 15-12 yards Negrón 9-6 yards Marcel Gibson 1-3 yards and Frederick Williams 1-1 yard.
Leading Tacklers: Alvarez 8 two blocked passes Chris Kyles 5 Gregory Walker 4 Marcel Gibson 4 Geovany Díaz 4 and Shawn Ward 4.
The Indians took on the Vikings from Amundsen in the 1st round of the Public League Playoffs at Lane Staium last Friday night. The Vikings won their conference and will replace Foreman next year in the Illini Redbird.
Amundsen surprised the Indians on the opening kick-off by recovering an on-side at the Lane 41 yard line. However, a Viking penalty and a bad snap from center forced the Vikings to punt on their first series.
Lane took possession of the ball from their own 15 yard line. Behind the running of Thaddeus Scott and Marcel Gibson, the Indians quickly moved to the Lane 44 yard line. A bad pitch from Luis Negrón to Scott produced an 11 yard loss which forced the Indians to throw. Negrón connected with Louis Trinca-Passat for a 41 yard bomb putting the ball at the Viking 36 yard line. Two plays later Scott ripped through the Viking defense for a 35 yard run which set up Scott's first touchdown run of the game. Scott scored on the very next play from three yards out and Carlos Domínguez booted the extra point as Lane took a 7-0 lead with 4:11 left in the 1st Quarter.
The Indian defense held for a quick three and out as the Viking punt was partially blocked giving Lane the ball at the Viking 46 yard line. Four plays later Scott scored his second touchdown of the game with a 34 yard run. Domínguez added the extra point as the Indians built up a 14-0 lead.
On the subsequent Viking possession Rashee Allen recovered a fumble at the Amundsen 10 yard line and three plays later Scott scored from 6 yards out for his third straight rushing touchdown. Domínguez booted the PAT as the score stood at 21-0.
The Vikings next possession produced the same results as this time Geovany Díaz recovered the fumble at the Amundsen 20 yard line. Two plays later Gibson ran in from 6 yards out as Domínguez kicked the extra point to extend the Lane lead to 28-0 with 6:29 left in the 2nd Quarter.
On the ensuing kick-off the Vikings failed to cover the kick with Allen recovering at the Viking 26 yard line. On the very next play Frederick Williams took it to the house as Domínguez added his last PAT for a 35-0 lead.
The last possession of the game occurred with a long three and out by Amundsen. Long because this possession lasted through two lightning delays with the game being called by the referees after a third very close lightning strike.
Lane Rushing: Scott 8-80 yards 3 TDS, Gibson 4-33 yards 1 TD, and Williams 3-53 yards 1 TD.
Lane Passing: Negrón 1-1 for 41 yards to Trinca-Passat 1 sack.
Leading Tacklers were Gibson and Trinca-Passat with 2. Allen and Díaz each with 1 fumble recovery.
Next up is New Trier in the 1st round of the State Playoffs. Date and time to be announced.
On a crisp Friday night the Condors from Curie traveled to Lane Stadium on this historic weekend. Not only were the two teams playing for the conference championship but on this night it was Senior Night and Lane Tech is celebrating its 100 year anniversary on Saturday night. A barbeque in the Memorial Garden started things out as the night's intensity gradually built up to the introductions of the seniors and their parents. After that, Tony Chronis was presented a placque for his service to Lane Tech by the team and then the sparks started flying on the field.
The Indians won the toss and chose to receive. Rashee Allen gave the Indians good field position by returning the ball 34 yards as Lane started at their own 40 yard line.
Lane came out throwing but the heavy pressure from the Condor defense forced a quick three and out as the Indians were forced to punt.
The Condors started their first possession of the game on their own 36 yard line with the Condors being able to pick up a first down on a third down run which was aided by an Indian penalty. However, the Indians held which forced Curie to punt after their initial first down.
This time the Indians tried running the ball against the Condor defense but were stuffed on the first two plays. On third down Luis Negrón went to the air but the ball was dropped and Lane was forced to punt again.
Curie then took over from their own 41 yard line but on their first play the Condors fumbled the ball as Mike Pereira recovered for the Indians.
The Indians took over at the Curie 37 and immediately went to the air but Negrón was sacked. After a five yard Curie penalty the Indians turned to their ground game as Thaddeus Scott and Frederick Williams ran five straight running plays to the Condor 1 yard line. From there, Negrón scored on a QB sneak giving the Indians an early lead. Carlos Domínguez added the PAT as Lane led 7-0 with 1:41 left in the first quarter.
On the ensuing kick off the Condor returner ran back the kick for a 52 yard gain as Curie started from the Lane 32. Rashee Allen made the touchdown saving tackle for the Indians.
The Condors went to the air on the first play as they completed a 20 yard pass to the Lane 12 yard line. The Indian defense stiffened as Curie tried to throw their way into the end zone but were unsuccessful as the Indians took over on downs.
Lane took over from the Lane Tech 30 yard line but the Condors forced the Indians into another three and out.
Curie started out on their own 41 as the Indians held their ground forcing Curie to line up in punt formation. The Condors then attempted to run a fake punt but the Indians sniffed it out and stopped Curie.
The Indians took over at the Curie 49 yard line as Lane then quickly ran the ball to the Condor 25 yard line. On the next play Negrón mishandled the snap as Curie recovered and ran the ball back to the Indian 15 yard line. This time Negrón made the touchdown saving tackle.
With their backs to the wall, the Lane defensive front of Alex Brown, Laken Tomlinson, Mike Pereira, Andre Alvarez, Louis Trinca-Passat, and linebackers Marcel Gibson, and Gregory Walker forced Curie into a 4th and one from the Indian 6 yard line. The Condors tried a QB sneak but the Indians were ready and pushed back the Condor offensive line with the Curie QB failing to make a first down.
Lane took over on the 6 yard line and attempted to run out of the hole but the Condor defense rose to the occasion and forced another Indian punt.
Curie took over at the Lane Tech 40 yard line and immediately threw 5 passes with the last pass connecting for a 24 yard grab. The PAT kick was good as the score was tied 7-7 with 51 seconds left in the half.
The Condors tried an onside kick but Walker recovered the kick at the Lane Tech 47 yard line. Negrón went to the air but was sacked for a 5 yard loss. On the next play Negrón connected with Trinca-Passat for 11 yards as the Indians took a time out with 1 second left in the half. Negrón was then able to hit Trinca-Passat running down the sidelines as Trinca-Passat barely made the end zone as time expired. Domínguez booted the extra point as the electrified Lane Tech crowd stood on its feet and sang the Lane Tech fight song. the half ended with Lane taking a 14-7 lead.
Curie received the second half kick off and after a Condor penalty started from its own 13 yard line. The Condors came out winging it on the first play by connecting on a 51 yard pass play putting the ball on the Indian 36 yard line. Curie picked up another first down and was at the Lane 23 when Chris Kyles came up with the play of the game. The Condors went to the air and Kyles intercepted the ball with Kyles running down the Lane sideline. Kyles made the first offender miss with a nice move and then was the receipient of two great blocks. The first was by Marcel Gibson and the second was from Rashee Allen as Kyles made his track coach (Kris Roof) look good by sprinting 98 yards for a touchdown. The Lane crowd was going nuts as the Curie sidelines stood stunned at the amazing turn around. The snap on the PAT was poor as Lane failed on the PAT. The score stood at 20-7.
To add icing on the cake, Kyles then went out on the kick off team and tackled the Curie returner at the Condor 8 yard line. What is Coach Roof feeding these guys?
The fired up Indian defense allowed the Condors 1 positive yard on their next three plays as Curie was forced to punt from their own end zone.
Brandon "Studious" Bush then joined in on the excitement as he kept the crowd in a frenzy with his own electrifying 24 yard punt return to the Condor 11 yard line.
From there, Mr. Thaddeus Scott took it in from 11 yards out as he scored his first touchdown of the game. The PAT was blocked as Lane led 26-7.
The Indians held again as this time Kyles broke up a third down pass forcing the Condors to punt. The Indians took over at their own 49 yard line as Scott broke a run for 44 yards. On the very next play Scott finished the drive with a five yard touchdown run. This time Negrón ran in the PAT for two points as the Indians took a commanding 34-7 lead with 5:59 left in the 3rd Quarter.
The Condors did not quit as Curie proceeded to have its best drive of the game. On their 15th play of the drive the Condors faced a 4th down from the Lane 15 yard. The Condor quarterback was able to elude the rush and connect with his receiver who broke two tackles as Curie made the score 34-13. The PAT was good making the score 34-14 early in the 4th Quarter.
The Condors tried an onside kick but Alvarez recovered the kick. The Indians then drove to the Curie 12 yard line but on 4th down Negrón missed Trinca-Passat in the back of the end zone.
Curie took over at the Lane 12 and three plays later Pereira recovered his second fumble of the game as the Indians took over at the Condor 29 yard line. On 4th Down Negrón hit Trinca-Passat with a 5 yard pass which was good enough for the first down but Trinca-Passat was stripped of the ball and Curie took over at their own 21 yard line.
The Indians went into their prevent defense as Geovany Díaz intercepted the Curie quarterback on the second play from scrimmage. The Indians then killed the clock as the seniors and Lane Tech celebrated a conference championship and its 100 year anniversary.
I would be remiss if the offensive line was not mentioned especially when a runningback runs for over 200 yards. So here are the big boys. Tackles Andre Alvarez and Anthony Jantke, Guards Laken Tomlinson, Gregory Walker, and Andre Crayton, Center John Acevedo, and Tightends Louis Trinca-Passat and Cameron Grant.
The final score was Lane 34 and Curie 14.
Some Statistics: Curie Rushing 23-53 yards 2 fumbles. Curie Passing 14-25 140 yards 2 TDs and 2 INTs.
Lane Rushing: Scott 25-201 yards 2 TDs, Williams 2-10 yards, and Negrón 4-8 yards 1 TD 1 PAT 1 fumble.
Lane Passing: Negrón 4-9 62 yards 1 TD no INTs 2 sacks for 6 yards. Gibson 1-8 yards, Trinca-Passat 3-54 yards 1 TD.
Leading Tacklers for Lane: Trinca-Passat 8, Walker 5, Eric Bartell 5, Gibson 4, Alvarez 4, Kyles 3 tackles, 4 pass deflections, 1 INT for a TD, Pereira two fumble recoveries, Laken Tomlinson 2 sacks, and Kyle Mitchell 1 sack for 11 yards.
The Lane Tech Indians assured themselves of a State playoff game for the 12th consecutive year as the Indians beat the Dolphins of Whitney Young by a score of 27-6 on a beautiful Friday afternoon at Rockne Stadium. The victory over Whitney Young was the 6th of the season thereby clinching a spot in the State.
The Indians started off slowly though as the Dolphins held the Indian offense to a quick three and out forcing the Indians to punt on their 1st possession. The defense responded with their own three and out forcing a Dolphin punt. Eric Bartell returned the punt and gave the Indians good field position at the Dolphin 45 yard line. The Indians picked up a first down but could not convert on a 4th down and Whitney Young took over at their own 29 yard line.
Whitney Young picked up a first down and entered Indian territory before the Indian defense forced a Dolphin punt. The Dolphins were able to pin the Indians down at the Lane 1 yard line and on the second play, Marcel Gibson coughed up the ball with the Dolphins recovering at the Lane 10 yard line.
The Dolphins then picked up a penalty on the first play pushing Whitney Young to the Lane 20. On 2nd and 18 the Dolphins completed a pass to the Lane 6 yard line as the 1st Quarter came to an end with a scoreless tie. The Dolphins were unable to get past the 6 yard line. On 4th down the Dolphins threw a pass that wound up incomplete as the Lane defense held its ground.
The Indians took over and then went on a 11 play drive that was sandwiched in with three consecutive penalties called against the Indians. However, the Indians were able to overcome the flags when Luis Negrón connected with Bartell for a 31 yard touchdown pass. The key play in the drive was a Thaddeus Scott 29 yard run that put the Indians in Whitney Young territory. Carlos Domínguez added the extra point as the Indians led 7-0.
Whitney Young then took over at their 17 yard line as the Lane defense forced another three and out. The Indians started out with great field position at the Dolphin 41. It took Lane 5 plays to punch in their second touchdown of the game. The key play in the drive was a Negrón to Bartell pass which covered 16 yards which Frederick Williams followed up with a hard 9 yard run for a touchdown. Domínguez booted the extra point as the score stood at 14-0.
On the ensuing kick-off, Senior Cameron Grant, put the hit of the game on the Dolphin returner as the sidelines and fans exploded in a huge cheer as Grant awakened Rockne Stadium.
The Indian defense responded by forcing the Dolphins to quick kick. The kick caught the Indians by surprise as the ball rolled to the Indian 23 yard line with 1:05 left in the half.
Negrón then engineered the best drive of the year as Negrón used his arm and his feet to get Lane to the Dolphin 18 yard line with 5 seconds left in the half. Negrón finished the drive off with an 18 yard touchdown toss to Aaron Esparza. Domínguez again was perfect as the halftime score was Lane 21 Whitney Young 0.
The Dolphins received the 2nd half kick-off and again the Lane defense quickly produced a three and out. The Indians took over at their 26 yard line and began to move the ball again but the Indians again were hit with three consecutive penalties. This time Negrón decided to put a quick end to the penalties by hitting Bartell for a 70 yard touchdown pass. The Indians were hit with a celebration penalty which forced Domínguez to kick a 35 yard PAT. The kick was just short as the score stood at 27-0.
Whitney Young then went to their option game and drove to the Lane 33 yard line. Alex Brown then forced a fumble that was recovered by Whitney Young but the Dolphins lost 20 yards on the play. This forced the Dolphins to punt as they pinned the Indians down at the Lane 5 yard line.
The Indians then began another long drive as the 3rd Quarter ended. Lane was able to get the ball to the Dolphin 31 yard line before another penalty forced the Indians to punt. Both teams held each other's offense on consecutive possessions.
After a bad Lane punt, the Dolphins took over at their 48 yard line and it took the Dolphins 5 plays to score their only touchdown of the game. This came with 37 seconds left in the game as the Indians were denied a shutout. The touchdown was a 5 yard pass and the PAT failed as the game ended 27-6.
Some Statistics: Whitney Young Rushing 24-82 yards Whitney Young Passing 5-14 69 yards 1 TD no INTs.
Lane Rushing: Scott 11-64 yards, Negrón 14-114 yards, Williams 6-36 yards 1 TD, Gibson 3-9 yards 1 fumble, Rashee Allen 2-9 yards.
Lane Passing: Negrón 9-16 190 yards 3 TDs no INTs. Bartell 6-149 yards 2 TDs, Esparza 2-26 yards 1 TD, Trinca-Passat 1-15 yards.
Leading Tacklers: Andre Alvarez 6, Gregory Walker 4, Laken Tomlinson 4, Marcel Gibson 3, Geovanny Díaz 3, and Eric Bartell 3.
Blocked Passes Louis Trinca-Passat 1 and David Ringer 1.
Next game is Friday night Lane vs Curie for the Conference Championship at Lane Stadium. Before the game there is a BBQ and it is also Senior Night. This is the weekend that Lane celebrates its 100 year anniversary with a dinner/dance at the Hyatt Regency at O'Hare on Saturday night. Hope to see you at both events.
On a gorgeous Friday afternoon the Lane Tech Indians played the Lions from Lincoln Park at Lane Stadium. The Indians appeared to be inspired by all the homecoming festivities which included a pep rally in the stadium earlier in the day.
The Indians won the toss and chose to receive. Speedster Chris Kyles made the Lions pay with a stunning kick-off return of 85 yards for a quick touchdown. Carlos Domínguez kicked the PAT and the score was 7-0 before you could get comfortable in your seat.
The kick-off team continued with the emotion by pinning the Lions inside the 20. The Lions were forced to start their first offensive series at the 16 yard line. Not to be outdone by the special teams play, senior Strong Safety Giovanni Díaz intercepted the Lincoln Park Quarterback at the Lion 31 yard line. Díaz then returned the ball 7 yards giving the Indian offense great field position an the Lion 24 yard line.
The Lane offense didn't want to be the weak sister in the emotion factor so senior Quarterback Luis Negrón scored on a 24 yard scamper on the very next play. Domíinguez added the PAT and the score was quickly 14-0 with 9:36 left in the 1st Quarter.
The Lions mishandled the ensuing kick-off but were saved when the ball went out of bounds at their 24 yard line. Lincoln Park was able to get a first down but the Indian defense then forced the Lions to punt.
The Indians took over at their 33 yard line as Negrón went to the air completing three consecutive passes to senior Eric Bartell (16 yards), Louis Trinca-Passat (20 yards), and senior Aaron Esparza (16 yards) putting the ball at the 15 yard line of Lincoln Park. Negrón then went to using his feet for three consecutive running plays placing the ball at the 1 yard line. An Indian penalty pushed the ball back to the six yard line. Negrón then connected with Trinca-Passat for a 6 yard touchdown pass. Domínguez booted the PAT making the score 21-0.
The defense responded with a quick three and out forcing the Lions to attempt a punt. The punter dropped the snap and the Indians took over at the Lion 35 yard line.
Negrón led the offense on the field as Lane then ran 8 straight running plays to the 9 yard line. The Indians then went to the air but were sacked for a 6 yard loss. Eventually, the Indians attempted a 24 yard field goal but Domíguez' kick was wide left.
Both defenses held for three and outs on four offensive series as the half ended with Lane leading 21-0.
The Indians started out the 2nd half with a bang as Jeremy Rodríguez forced a fumble on the kick-off with senior Shawn Ward recovering the fumble on the Lion 37 yard line.
Negrón then went upstairs and after an initial sack, Negrón connected on the next three plays. First Bartell for 16 yards, then Esparza for 8, and Trinca-Passat for 15 yards. Eventually, Negrón used his feet again, this time scoring on a 7 yard scramble. Domínguez was perfect with his kick as the score stood 28-0 with 7:54 left in the 3rd Quarter.
The Lions then made their first penetration into Indian territory on a 33 yard run by the Lion runningback. Lincoln Park advanced to the 1 yard line but the Indian defense sent the Lions in reverse. The Indians took over on downs at their own 8 yard line.
The Lane offense was able to pick up a first down but was forced to punt. The defense held for another 3 and out and forced a bad punt. Senior Rashee Allen returned the punt 18 yards to the Lincoln Park 16 yard line.
The Lion defense held as the Indians attempted a 38 yard field goal but Domínguez' kick was short.
The Lane defense held again and this time Allen returned the Lincoln Park punt for 59 yards. Setting the Indian offense on the Lincoln Park 2 yard line. However, 2 plays later Jake Pieuccini fumbled into the end zone as Lincoln Park recovered.
The Lions capitalized on the mistake by connecting for a 72 yard bomb for a touchdown. The PAT was blocked by senior Donavan Nava as the score remained 28-6.
The game ended with the Indians eating up the clock as every player on the roster played on this Homecoming Day.
Some Statistics: Lincoln Park Rushing 14-64 yards Lincoln Park Passing 10-24 113 yards 1 TD 1 INT.
Lane Rushing: Scott 3-13 yards, Williams 5-39 yards, Rodríguez 6-29, Noel Harvey 2-2 yards, Tyler Jones 3-3 yards, Alex Brown 4-6 yards, Marcel Gibson 1-4 yards, and Luis Negrón 8-45 yards 2 TDs.
Lane Passing: Negrón 10-11 119 yards 1 TD no INTs 4 sacks 27 yards. Lane Receiving: Bartell 2-32 yards, Trinca-Passat 3-41 yards 1 TD, Esparza 2-24 yards, Scott 2-19 yards, and Williams 1-3 yards.
Leading tacklers for Lane: Bartell 5, Walker 4, Alvarez 3, and Trinca-Passat 3. Mike Pereira 1 sack for 9 yards.
Next game is Friday afternoon against Whitney Young at Rockne Stadium. See you there.
The Lane Tech Indians traveled to Hansen Stadium for a Friday afternoon game agaianst the Silver Streaks of Steinmetz in conference game number two for the Indians.
The Indians won the toss and chose to receive. Rashee Allen then proceeded to give the Indians excellent field position with a 37 yard kick-off return placing the Indian offense at the Steinmetz 46 yard line. Lane then ran four consecutive running plays with Frederick Williams getting three of those carries sandwiched in by Marcel Gibson's lone carry of the game putting the Indians on the Silver Streaks 17 yard line. The Indians then went to the air with Luis Negrón being sacked for a 10 yard loss and then misfiring on the next two pass plays as the Indians turned the ball over on downs.
Steinmetz took over at their own 27 yard line and broke a quick run up the middle for a long gain but the run was shortened up due to a Silver Streaks penalty putting the ball at the Lane 48 yard line. The Indian defense stiffened up and forced Steinmetz to punt with Lane taking over at the their own 15 yard line.
The Silver Streaks defense then produced a quick three and out forcing the Indians to punt. Steinmetz' offense then took over at the Silver Streaks 43 yard line. Steinmetz was able to convert a first down on a third down pass for ten yards at the Lane 46 yard line. The Silver Streaks then went back to their ground attack for a no gain as the 1st Quarter came to an end with the score a scoreless tie. On 4th and two the Silver Streaks caught a break when their tailback was stuffed in the backfield but fumbled forward to another Steinmetz player for a first down keeping the drive alive at the Lane 32 yard line. The Silver Streaks were able to garner two more yards on two running plays and two incompletions as the Indians took over at their own 30 yard line.
The Indians were unable to get a first down as the Silver Streak defense held the offense to a second three out as Negrón was unable to hit a wide open Brandon "Studious" Bush for a first down.
The Silver Streaks then gained possession on their own 25 yard line as the Indian defense, led by Andre Alvarez, woke up and forced the Silver Streaks to go backwards. Allen then blocked the punt with Alvarez recovering at the Steinmetz 8 yard line.
The Indians were then called for a penalty but were able to overcome this with Williams scoring on a 4 yard run with 1:39 left in the first half. Carlos Domínguez booted the extra point giving Lane a 7-0 lead.
The Indian defense then held for a quick three and out as the punt team went for another block. This time the Silver Streaks kicker rushed his punt as the punt traveled 4 yards giving the Indians possession at the Steinmetz 46 yard line.
Negrón then mishandled the shotgun snap as the Silver Streaks recorded their second sack of the game. However, Negrón bounced right back as Negrón connected with Louis Trinca-Passat for a 48 yard touchdown pass with 48 seconds left in the half. Domínguez added the extra point as the half ended Lane 14 Steinmetz 0.
The Silver Streaks opened the 2nd Half by quickly getting two first downs by running against the Lane defense putting the ball at the Lane 46 yard line. The Indians stiffened up though and took over on downs at the Lane 36 yard line.
The Indians were able to muster a first down when Negrón connected with Trinca Passat for a 28 yard pass play on third down giving the Indians the ball at the Steinmetz 38 yard line. However, Negrón's third down pass play went incomplete as the Indians punted trying to pin down Steinmetz deep in their territory.
Steinmetz took over at their 20 yard line as they converted a third down pass play giving the Silver Streaks a first down at the Steinmetz 41 yard line. Alvarez then rose to the occasion and forced a bad pitch for a big loss as Steinmetz was forced to pass from their own 27 yard line. Chris Kyles took advantage of this by intercepting the Silver Streaks on the very next play. Kyles returned the interception for 21 yards as the Indians took over at the Steinmetz 40 yard line.
However, the Indians shot themselves in the foot with a penalty on the second play of their possession and the 3rd Quarter ended 14-0. On 4th down the Indians tried to go to the air as Negrón was sacked for the third time in the game forcing the Indians to punt.
The Silver Streaks took over at their own 18 yard line and then proceeded on a 12 play drive which culminated with a 1 yard touchdown run with 4:08 left in the game. Steinmetz then converted on the two point conversion by completing a pass to the running back. The key plays in the drive were a 9, 11, and 21 yard pass completions along with a pass interference call and a 15 yard run. The score stood at Lane 14 Steinmetz 8.
The Indians took over at their own 26 yard line but were unable to convert on a pass on third and seven as Lane was forced to punt. Negrón's punt was for 22 yards giving the Silver Streaks great field position at the Steinmetz 49 yard line.
The Silver Streaks then attempted to run the ball three straight times but the Indian defense held Steinmetz for two yards. On 4th down Steinmetz tried to go to the air but Alex Brown blocked the pass as the Indians took over at the Lane 49 yard line.
The Indians then took several knees as Lane held Steinmetz to their lowest point total of the year. Final score Lane 14 Steinmetz 8.
Some statistics: Steinmetz Rushing 42-117 yards 1 TD Steinmetz Passing 5-10 62 yards 1 INT 1 PAT and 1 sack for 5 yards.
Lane Rushing: Williams 17-50 yards 1 TD, Gibson 1-9 yards, Bush 1 for no gain.
Lane Passing: Negrón 2-7 76 yards 1 TD 3 sacks for 23 yards, Trinca-Passat 2 catches for 76 yards 1 TD 1 fumble.
Alex Brown 14 tackles, Laken Tomlinson 8 tackles, Marcel Gibson 7 tackles, Trinca-Passat 5 tackles, Rashee Allen 5 tackles, and Brandon Bush 5 tackles.
Next game is Homecoming against Lincoln Park on Friday afternoon. We'll see you then.
The Lane Tech Indians played the Hornets from Foreman to open up conference play Friday night at Lane Stadium. The Hornets won the toss and chose to receive. The Indian kick-off team pinned Foreman down on their own 16 yard line but the Hornets came out buzzing with a no huddle offense and an empty backfield. Just like last week the Indian defense gave up a bomb on the first play from scrimmage. This time it was a 32 yard pass play. Lane committed a penalty on the very next play with Foreman completing another pass to the Lane 27 yard line. The Hornets went to the air again but this time the pressure forced the Foreman quarterback to scramble with Sam Linebacker Gregory Walker putting a big hit on the QB at the 24 yard line forcing a fumble that was recovered by Rashee Allen at the Lane 22.
The Indians first offensive series did not go well as on the second play from scrimmage Luis Negrón fumbled the QB/Center exchange with the Hornets recovering at the Lane 24 yard line.
The Lane defense then rose to the occasion by getting a three and out forcing Foreman to punt. The big play was when Marcel Gibson sacked the Hornet quarterback for a 7 yard loss which was then followed by two incpmplete passes.
The Hornets pinned the Indians down at the 7 yard line. The Indians then ran 7 consecutive running plays bringing Lane to midfield. Lane then went to the air with Negrón missing on two passes forcing the Indians to punt.
Foreman took over at their 22 yard line and with their no huddle offense completed three consecutive passes putting the Hornets on the Lane 3 yard line. The next pass was incomplete. The Hornets then had their own QB/Center issues with Laken Tomlinson recovering the fumble at the Indian 4 yard line.
The Indians then tried to dig themselves out of the hole by running the ball. On the 5th play of the drive Negrón fumbled on the option with Foreman recovering at the Lane 47 yard line. The 1st Quarter ended in a scoreless tie.
The Indian defense stiffened up and forced a quick three and out. The Hornets once again pinned the Indians down deep in their territory. This time at the Lane 12 yard line. After three running plays put the ball at the Lane 30 yard line, Negrón went to the air to Louis Trinca-Passat and they connected on a 70 yard touchdown pass. Carlos Domínguez booted the extra point giving Lane a 7-0 lead.
The Hornets then returned the ensuing kick-off to the Lane 49 yard line. After a quick completion for a first down to the Indian 36, the Indian defense held on fourth down.
Lane took over at the Indian 27 yard line and Thaddeus Scott took over. After a Negrón scramble and a Brandon "Studious" Bush reception, Scott then ran the next four offensive plays. Scott finished the drive with a 6 yard touchdown run. Domínguez' kick was good and the score was 14-0.
The Indian defense again forced the Hornets to a quick three and out. Lane then went for the punt block which forced the Hornet punter to shank his kick and the Indians were able to get great field position at the Foreman 40 yard line with under a minute to play in the 1st half. Negrón went to the air and completed two passes to Bush and Allen which was sandwiched in by a Negrón scramble. Negrón then spiked the ball with two seconds left in the half. Domínguez then booted a 31 yard field goal making the score at halftime Lane 17 Foreman 0.
The Indians received the 2nd half kickoff with Allen giving Lane good field position at the Lane 35 yard line. From there, the Lane Offensive Line took over as the Indians ran 11 consecutive running plays. Scott was the workhorse in the drive with Negrón capping the drive off with a 3 yard run. Domínguez added the extra point as the Indians built a 24-0 lead with 5:03 left in the 3rd Quarter.
The Hornets did not give up as they quickly struck back on two plays with both being pass plays. The latter being a 26 yard scoring strike. The PAT was no good and the score stood at 24-6 in Lane's favor.
After another fine return by Allen to the Lane 43, the Hornet defense held for their only three and out forcing the Indians to punt.
Foreman took over at their 25 yard line but a Hornet penalty put them in the hole. The Hornets then went for a fake punt from their own 32 yard line but the Indian defense sniffed it out and held on downs.
The Indians then ran 7 consecutive running plays with Frederick Williams being the workhorse this time. Williams finished off the short drive with a three yard touchdown run. Domínguez then made the PAT making the score Lane 31 Foreman 6.
However, the Hornets did not fold the tent and they quickly came back. It took Foreman 4 plays to score which the Hornets capped off with a 4 yard touchdown run. The PAT was blocked by Andre Alvarez keeping the score Lane 31 Foreman 12 with 6:17 left in the 4th Quarter.
Both teams could not muster anymore offense as the Indians went 1-0 in the Conference defeating the Hornets from Foreman 31-12.
Some Statistics: Foreman Rushing 12-45 yards 1 TD two fumbles, Passing 16-25 287 yards 1 TD no INTS.
Lane Rushing: Scott 22-134 yards 1 TD, Williams 9-38 yards 1 TD, Gibson 5-33 yards, Negrón 9-41 yards 1 TD 2 fumbles, and Tyler Jones 2-8 yards.
Lane Passing: Negrón 4-11 113 yards 1 TD no INTS.
Lane Receiving: Trinca-Passat 1-70 yards 1 TD, Bush 2-29 yards, and Allen 1-14 yards.
Lane Defense: Allen 6 tackles one recovered fumble, Walker 4 tackles 1 forced fumble, Chris Kyles 4 tackles, Trinca-Passat 3 tackles with two being sacks of 3 and 9 yards, Gibson 1 sack for a loss of 7 yards, and Tomlinson 1 fumble recovery.
Next game is Friday afternoon at 3:30 P.M. when Lane visits Steinmetz. See you there.
The Lane Tech Indians traveled to the south side and played CVS at Gately Stadium for the third game of the season. The entire game was played in a constant rain but the Indian offense did not commit a single turnover for the night.
CVS won the toss and elected to defer with this strategy paying off as CVS kicked the ball in the end zone. Lane started at their own 20 yard line and the Indians then ran 9 straight running plays to the CVS 30 yard line. Thaddeus Scott was the work horse with 6 of those carries. However, the Indians then shot themselves in the foot by committing two straight penalties forcing the Indians to throw. Luis Negrón was unable to connect with Brandon "Studious" Bush on the next two plays and Lane was forced to punt on their first possession.
Negrón pinned CVS down on their 11 yard line but Vocational came out bombing on the first play connecting on a 49 yard pass. The Indian defense stiffened up as CVS went for it on 4th down but the Vocational pass was incomplete.
Lane's 2nd possession of the game started out with a quick first down by Scott but the CVS defense tightened up. On 3rd and 4 Negrón threw a pass to Marcel Gibson, who was wide open, which Gibson could not handle and the Indians were forced to punt again.
This time Negrón put CVS in the hole with a nice roll to the Vocational 2 yard line. On the very next play Mike Pereira tackled the CVS runningback in the end zone for a safety with 8 seconds left in the 1st Quarter.
On the ensuing free kick the Indians botched the catch and also came away with a penalty which forced Lane to start from their own 8 yard line. The Lane offense was able to muster a first down behind the running of Scott but then committed another penalty when Negrón was called for intentional grounding. The Indian offense could not overcome the penalty and Lane was forced to punt.
The Indian defense then was able to produce a quick three and out with Lane getting good field position at the Indian 39 yard line. The Lane offensive line took over as Anthony Jantke, Laken Tomlinson, Gregory Walker, Thomarus Jackson, and Jonathan Acevedo created running room for Scott who ran the first five running plays to the CVS 5 yard line. Gibson then finished the drive with a 1 yard plunge. The PAT snap was poor and the subsequent pass was incomplete as Lane took an 8-0 lead over CVS.
CVS came right back in spite of the Indians pinning Vocational down at the 19 yard line. The CVS quarterback put his team on his back and ran Vocational to the Lane 38 yard line. On the last play of the half the Vocational quarterback ran through the Indian defense and appeared to be running into the end zone at the Indian 10 yard line when Eric Bartell came out of nowhere and tackled Williams at the Indian 5 yard line ending the half with Lane holding an 8-0 lead.
CVS opened the 2nd half by throwing an interception to Bartell on their 4th play of the drive but the Indians could not cash in on the turnover as Lane went to the air but was unsuccessful.
Williams again put his team on his shoulders and this time was able to orchestrate a 10 play drive with Williams running in a 29 yard quarterback keeper. Williams then finished by running in the PAT for two points tying the score at 8-8 with 17 seconds left in the 3rd Quarter.
Team Captain, Rashee Allen then took matters into his own hands by returning the ensuing kickoff for 35 yards giving the Indians good field position at the Lane 45 yard line. The Indians then ran 9 straight running plays as Negrón capped off the drive with a 1 yard quarterback sneak. Carlos Domínguez then added the PAT making the score 15-8.
The Indian defense was fired up as CVS went backwards on their next possession. The CVS punter then shanked a punt giving Lane great field position at the Vocational 37 yard line. It took the Indians 5 plays to convert on a touchdown as Negrón ran it in from 10 yards out. Domínguez then kicked the PAT which made the score 22-8 with 2:24 seconds left in the final quarter.
CVS then tried to mount a drive but time ran out with Vocational at the Lane 42. The final score was Lane 22 CVS 8.
Some Statistics: CVS Rushing 24-176 yards 1 TD CVS Passing 4-16 78 yards 1 INT.
Lane Rushing: Scott 31-195 yards, Gibson 4-10 yards 1 TD, Frederick Williams 3-9 yards, Alex Brown 1-2 yards, Bush 1-5 yards, and Negrón 3-14 yards 2 TDs.
Lane Passing: Negrón 1-7 13 yards to Gibson.
Leading Tacklers: Allen 8, Andre Alvarez 6, Louis Trinca-Passat 5, Bartell 4, Chris Kyles 4, Brown 3, and Pereira 3.
Next up is Foreman at Lane on Friday night. Hope to see you there.
Game 2 of the 2008 season opened with a bang as the Bogan Bengals decided to kick off to the Indians. Rashee Allen made the Bengals pay with an 81 yard return for a touchdown. Carlos Domínguez kicked the extra point and the score was 7-0 16 seconds into the game.
Now it was Lane's kick off team to sparkle with Domínguez kicking the ball into the end zone for a touchback. However, the Bengals quickly put the pressure right back on the Indians as on the second play from scrimmage the Bogan quarterback connected on a 58 yard pass play putting the Bengals on the Lane 26 yard line. The Indian defense stiffened up but on 3rd and 10 the Bengals went back to the air and completed their second pass of the drive to the Lane 2 yard line. Marcel Gibson then went to work on the next two plays. First stopping the run for a 2 yard loss and then recording a sack for a loss of 12 yards. Bogan then went back to the air with an incomplete pass but on 4th and goal from the 21 yard line the Bengal quarterback connected with his receiver for 21 yards and a touchdown. The PAT was stopped by Gibson leaving the score at 7-6.
The Indians answered right back with a 12 play drive all on the ground with Thaddeus Scott, Frederick Williams, and Gibson leading the attack. Scott wound up with 5 carries on the drive for 33 yards which Scott finished off with a 5 yard touchdown run. Williams gained 25 yards on two carries while Gibson carried 3 times for 15 yards. Holder Jake Pieuccinni had trouble with the snap but was able to run in the PAT making the score 15-6.
Once again, the Lane kick off team pinned the Bengals down deep in their territory as they started from the 19 yard line. Noseman Alex Brown then began his work for the night by tackling the Bengal running back for a loss of 5 yards. On the very next play Chris Klyes intercepted the Bengal quarterback and returned the ball to the Bogan 5 yard line. It was Kyles' 2nd interception of the young season giving the Indians great field position at the five.
Scott quickly turned the turnover into a touchdown by running for his second touchdown of the game with a 5 yard burst to open up the 2nd Quarter. This time Domínguez was able to convert the kick which put the Indians up by a score of 22-6.
The kick off team continued their fine night with excellent coverage pinning the Bengals at the 22 yard line. On the second play of the drive Andre Alvarez recorded his first sack of the night along with stripping the ball from the Bengal quarterback which was recovered by Brown at the Bogan 10 yard line.
Luis Negrón quickly hooked up with Brandon "Studious" Bush for a 10 yard pass play with Domínguez adding the PAT making the score 29-6.
The Lane defense produced a quick three and out which was capped off by Alvarez's second sack of the night.
After a Bogan punt the Indians put together a 9 play drive that was dominated by Louis Trinca-Passat's pass catching abilities. Trinca caught two passes for 47 yards with the last one being a 27 yard touchdown strike from Negrón on 4th down. Domínguez then kicked the PAT putting the Indians up by a score of 36-6.
The Indian defense then shut down the Bengals for the last time in the first half with Alvarez recording his third sack of the first half. The half ended with Lane leading 36-6.
The Indians opened the second half with the Bengals refusing to kick deep to Allen or Bush thus giving the Indians great field position at the 45 yard line. It took the Indians 4 plays to get into the end zone with Gibson taking it to the house from 24 yards out. Domínguez kicked his final PAT for the night for a score of 43-6.
The Andre Alvarez and Alex Brown show continued with a three and out but the Indian offense did nothing. The Bengals then converted a 7 play drive which was capped off by a 5 yard touchdown run. The Bengals went for two and they converted on the pass play which ended the scoring for the night.
Final score Lane 43 and Bogan 14.
Some statistics for the game: Bogan Passing: 8-13 138 yards 1 TD 1 PAT 1 INT 1 fumble on a sack. Bogan Rushing: 13-39 yards 1 TD.
Lane Passing: Negrón 3-6 57 yards 2 TDS Trinca-Passat 2-47 yards 1 TD, Bush 1-10 1 TD. 2 sacks for a minus 18 yards.
Lane Rushing: 26-158 yards. Scott 7-39 yards 2 TDS, Gibson 4-48 yards 1 TD, Williams 5-45 yards, Jeremy Rodríguez 5-10 yards, Yaw Owusu 2-9 yards, Negrón 2-1 yard, and Pieuccini 1-6 yards.
Leading tacklers were: Alavarez with 5, three of those were sacks for losses of 35 yards, Alex Brown 5 tackles 1 sack for a loss of 7 yards and 1 fumble recovery, Gibson 3 tackles with one sack for a loss of 12 yards. Chris Kyles had the only interception of the game.
Next up is CVS on Saturday night at Gately. Hope to see you there.
The 2008 High School Football Season kicked off on the last weekend of August with the Lane Tech Indians being a part of a triple header at Soldier Field. The Indians were matched up against the 20th ranked Fenwick Friars out of Oak Park for the second game of the Prep High School Classic.
Prior to the game, the 1959 Lane Tech team was honored with a tremondous video of their undefeated season. The '59ers came out strong with a group of 35-40 players all individually introduced in the south end zone and it most certainly appeared that the '59ers were having a blast. After the introduction the '59ers lined up and greeted the 2008 Lane Tech team. A big thanks to the '59ers for their support!
The Friars won the toss and chose to receive. A good return gave Fenwick the ball at their 39 yard line where they promptly ran two straight running plays for 37 yards on poor Indian tackling. The defensive run game stiffened up but on 4th down the Friars went to the air and scored on a 23 yard touchdown pass to the back coming out of the backfield. The PAT was good with Fenwick taking a quick 7-0 lead.
The Friars kicked off and once again, poor special team play resulted in a 5 yard return forcing the Indians to start from their own 14 yard line. The Indians went out on a quick three and out forcing Lane to punt.
After a 38 yard punt by Luis Negrón the Friars started from their own 48 yard line. The Indian defense held with a couple of plays going for losses, one being an Alex Brown sack, forcing Fenwick to punt.
Lane started out from their own 18 and after a first down pick up, Negrón was intercepted on the very next play.
The Friars started out with great field position at the Lane 28 yard line. A 15 yard pass play was negated on the following play when Fenwick was penalized which ended the 1st Quarter 7-0.
The start of the 2nd Quarter began with Fenwick throwing the ball. After an incompletion, Fenwick came right back and completed a 33 yard pass to the Indian 2 yard line. Three plays later the Friar quarterback ran a sneak in for a 1 yard touchdown run. The PAT was good with Fenwick taking a 14-0 lead to start the 2nd Quarter.
Once again the Indians kick off return did nothing giving Lane poor field position at the Lane 15 yard line. Thaddeus Scott picked up a Lane first down with a 19 yard run and Aaron Esparza picked up the second Indian first down on a 10 yard pass from Negrón. However, the drive stalled at the 48 forcing Lane to punt.
This time Negrón pinned down the Friars on their 13 yard line. Fenwick picked up a first down on a 10 yard pass but the Indian defense toughened up and forced a Friar punt.
The Indians then took over at their own 27 with 40 seconds left in the first half. Unfortunately, Negrón misplayed the handoff to sophomore running back Frederick Williams with the Friars recovereing the fumble at the Lane 26 yard line.
Fenwick quickly converted on two pass plays of 15 yards and a 11 yard touchdown pass making the score 20-0. Andre Alvarez then blocked the PAT and the half ended 20-0.
The 2nd Half opened with Rashee Allen returning the kick off to the Friar 45 yard line. Mr. Scott then took over the Lane offense by running and catching the ball bringing Lane to the Friar 4 yard line. Sophomore Fredrick Williams then scored untouched for his first varsity touchdown. Carlos Domínguez then converted the PAT making the score 20-7.
After a quick three and out by the Lane Tech defense, Brandon Bush returned a punt for 26 yards giving Lane good field position but the Indians went three and out.
Again the Indian defense forced the Friars to punt after a quick three and out with Lane getting the ball at midfield. Five straight running plays brought the ball to the Friar 20 yard line. On the next play Negrón ran a bootleg and found Alvarez wide open. Alvarez sprinted to the corner of the end zone for the 20 yard touchdown pass. Dominguez kicked the PAT making the score 20-14 which is how the 3rd Quarter ended.
The Indian defense kept up the pressure forcing Fenwick's only turnover of the day with Louis Trinca-Passat forcing an early throw which Chris Kyles intercepted. Kyles returned the ball 17 yards giving the Indians great field position at the Fenwick 39.
The Friar defense then stiffened up with Lane not getting a positive yard in a quick three and out. The Indians then punted Fenwick deep into their territory with the Friars starting out on the 21.
Fenwick then came out throwing completing 3 passes for 52 yards. The Friars then went back to the running game with the defense shutting the Friar offense down. Fenwick then kicked a 27 yard field goal which turned out to be the winning points.
The Indians then started out at the 35 yard line after Fenwick kicked the ball out of bounds for a penalty. Lane then went to their air attack with Negrón throwing 10 passes to Bush, Scott, and Trinca-Passat. The last being a 24 yard touchdown catch by Trinca-Passat. The PAT was good by Domíguez leaving the Indians down 23-21.
An onside kick attempt by the Indians failed with the Friars taking a knee to end a hard fought game by both teams.
Final score: Fenwick 23 Lane Tech 21
Fenwick Rushing: 30-75 yards 1 TD, Fenwick Passing: 9-12 159 yards 2 TDs 1 INT 1 sack for -5 yards.
Lane Rushing: 27-100 yards 1 TD 1 fumble, Lane Passing 10-14 120 yards 1 INT 1 sack for -4 yards.
Rushing: Scott 12-73 yards, Williams 6-11 1 TD, Gibson 3-7 yards, Negrón 5-6 yards and Allen 1-3 yards.
Receptions: Esparza 1 catch 10 yards, Scott 3-24 yards, Bush 2-32 yards, Andre Alvarez 1-20 yards 1 TD, Marcel Gibson 2-10 yards, and Trinca-Passat 1-24 yards 1 TD.
Leading tacklers were Gibson 10 tackles, Alvarez 6 tackles, Gregory Walker 5 tackles, and Allen 4 tackles. Kyles one INT.
Next game is Friday night, Lane versus Bogan at Lane Stadium.
As Mayor and on behalf of the City of Chicago, I extend my warmest greetings to all those attending and participating in the High School Kick Off Classic at Soldier Field.
Featuring Mt. Carmel versus Curie High School, Fenwick versus Lane Tech and Brother Rice versus Morgan Park, this celebration of high school football promises to be a memorable spectacle for players and spectators alike. Sports and athletic activities instill the discipline and perseverance in our youth that help them attain their personal and academic best. When we empower young people to strive for a brighter future, we strengthen our communities for generations to come. I commend the coaches and organizers of this event for their dedication to our youth, and encourage the players to continue reading, learning and broadening their horizons.
Today also offers a special opportunity to mark the 25th anniversary of the Prep Bowl victory of the 1983 Mt. Carmel team, the 40th for the Mendel team and the 49th anniversary for the Lane Tech team. The 1959 Lane Tech and Fenwick game, in particular, riveted thousands of fans, including my father, with a thrilling and unforgettable display of sportsmanship, teamwork and athletic prowess. I welcome all the alumni in attendance, thank the volunteers for their generous dedication of time and talent and send my best wishes to everyone for an exciting and memorable event.
Richard M. Daley
Okay, last call for the 1959 team. We have 40 that have committed to attending the pre-game ceremonies. Please contact us or one of your teammates by this week so that you can be included in this event. Tickets to the game are 10.00 for adults and 6.00 for students. They can be purchased at Lane Tech through Coach Rio or you can e-mail Coach Luis where arrangements will be made for you to receive your tickets.
We are looking to contact members of the 1959 Lane Tech Championship Team. This is the only team in the history of Lane Tech to win the Prep Bowl. This year's team will open up the 2008 season at Soldier's Field with their opponent being Fenwick. The game is scheduled for the 30th of August (Saturday) at 1:00 P.M. Forty-nine years ago the '59 team beat Fenwick 19-0. Tentative plans are to honor the team before the game starts on the field. Pictures of your season and of the team are welcome. They will be put on the Jumbo Tron as you are being honored. If interested in joining the pre-game festivities, please contact Coach Luis at email@example.com
The '59 Team one last time at Soldier Field.
At the request of the 1959 team, the following four teammates have passed away and are thus honored: Jerry Mrocek-offensive tackle, Georeg Bunda-quarterback and ex-Marine, Robert Isakson a running back, and Al Liepold the blocking tight end that allowed Chuck Logan to catch all his passes.
From left to right: Assistant Coach Norman Bannor, Head Coach Al Manasin, and Assistant Coach Bill LaBant.
Ron Hoffman on a sweep against Schurz. A game won by Lane 13-0.
1959 Team Photograph
More photographs from the 1959 Prep Bowl Champions. Here, Tom Schulz is leading the way for runningback Lou Gatta.
Far left front: Peter Stamison. Behind Stamison is Dan Mitera, Bill Rogers, and John Gustivson. To the right of Staminson is Captain John Pace (44). Behind Pace with the open mouth is Tom Schulz. Behind Schulz is Jack Schoettes. To the right of Pace is Captain Jerry Mroczek (49). Behind Mroczek is Lou Gatta. To the right of Mroczek is George Bunda (10). To the right of Bunda is Bob Krienitz. Steve Jacobson (18). In the background is Wayne Kelpin, Ron Hoffman, Chuck Logan, and Walter Thiel.
Tom Schulz making a tackle.
1959 Prep Bowl Champion Offense
The Chicago Park District is also looking for the names of Lane Alumni that are currently serving in the Armed Forces. The Park District would like to place their names on the Jumbo Tron before the start of the game. Contact Coach Luis with the name, year of graduation, and branch of service.
|Saturday ||Aug 30||Fenwick||Soldier Field||1:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Sept 5||Bogan||Lane Stadium||7:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||Sept 13||CVCA||Gately Stadium||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Sept 19||Foreman||Lane Stadium||7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||Sept 26||Steinmetz||Hanson Stadium||3:30 p.m.|
|Friday||Oct 3||Lincoln Park|
|Lane Stadium||3:30 p.m.|
|Friday||Oct 10||Whitney Young||Rockne Stadium||3:30 p.m.|
Lane Tech Century
|Lane Stadium||7:00 p.m.|
A Freshman Camp will be held on June 16th, 17th, and the 18th at Clark Park. Clark Park is located just west of Lane Stadium. The freshman staff, led by Coach Marchán, will be running drills for speed and agility. It is recommended that student athletes wear football spikes and a white t-shirt with your name on the back. The camp will run from 5:00-7:00 P.M.
An NFL Youth Camp for 7th and 8th graders will be run at Lane Stadium in June. As soon as the details are ironed out a post will be put on this website.
The week of January 7th was an outstanding week for Lane Tech Football.
Carmelo Camacho was honored at City Hall on 9 JAN 08 for the off duty armed
robbery arrest of a local business man. What makes this extraordinary is that
Carmelo is on probation. When an officer is a rookie and does anything
wrong, that officer can be fired without having to show cause. In spite of
this risk, Carmelo took action and was able to apprehend one of the
offenders and thwart the robbery. All without firing a shot.
On 10 JAN 08 Gaspar Castro graduated from the academy and this ceremony was
at McCormick Place. Now Gaspar will go on to patrol the streets of
Chicago. There were lots of proud relatives in attendance and at least one
VERY PROUD coach. Mayor Daley spoke and told the story of Carmelo Camacho to
the recruits and how Carmelo Camacho brought honor and dignity to all rookie
police. Now it's Gaspar Castro's turn.
As a coach, I can not tell you how honored I felt to be invited to both
events and how PROUD I was to see both young men in their shining moment.
This is what coaching is all about! Assisting young student athletes in
doing the right thing when they are young. Scores and championships are
secondary to CHARACTER and HONOR. Congratulations Carmelo and Gaspar!
Two of Chicago's Finest!!!
Two of Lane's Finest!!!!!!
Wherever You Go, Whatever You do, Remember the Honor of Lane!
|Day||Date ||Opponent ||Site ||Time|
|Friday||Aug 24 ||Kenwood||Hansen Stadium||7:00|
|Saturday||September 1||Evanston||Evanston Stadium||11:00/1:00|
|Friday||September 7||CVS||Lane Stadium||7:30|
|Friday||September 14||Mather||Winnemac Stadium||3:30|
|Friday||September 21||Steinmetz (Alumni Night)||Lane Stadium||7:00|
|Thursday||September 27||Lincoln Park||Hanson Stadium||7:00|
|Friday||October 5||Young (Homecoming)||Lane Stadium||3:30|
|Friday||October 12||Curie||Rockne Stadium||3:30|
The 2007 season came to a screeching halt as the Curie Condors defeated Lane for the second time this season at Gately Stadium by the score of 18-13. The Indians ended the season by losing 4 out of 5 giving Lane a 7-4 record.
Lane received the opening kick-off with the Condor defense quickly securing a three and out. The Indian defense returned the favor giving Lane good field position at the Lane 47 yard line. However, 2 sacks by the Curie defense forced the Indians to punt and after a good punt return the Condors started at their own 47 yard line. That drive was stopped when James Glaesser intercepted the Curie quarterback killing the drive deep in Indian territory.
The Indians took over on their own three yard line with the Curie defense forcing a three and out. The punt was partially blocked giving the Condors great field position at the Lane 25 and that was how the 1st Quarter ended.
Curie started the 2nd Quarter with two consecutive running plays bringing the ball to the Lane 14 yard line. On the next play Laken Tomalison recovered a Curie fumble ending the Condor threat at the Lane 18 yard line.
The Indians started their next possession with the help of two Curie penalties which moved the ball to the Lane 36 yard line. The Indians then misplayed two consecutive shot gun snaps which caused a loss of 35 yards. Lane was forced to punt two plays later from its own 3 yard line giving Curie excellent field position.
The Condors started their only successful drive of the game from the Indian 35 yard line. Two consecutive pass plays brought the ball to the 10 yard line. On 3rd and goal the Curie quarterback was able to escape a sack and he made the Indians pay by finding a wide open receiver in the corner of the end zone. The P.A.T. was no good as the score stood at 6-0.
The Indians came right back with their own drive 7 play drive which started at the Lane 25 yard line. The big play of the drive was a pass play from Frank Bougher to Steven Guevara which covered 49 yards to the 1 yard line. Chris Blackmon entered the end zone untouched on the next play and Rodolfo Fransual added the kick making the score 7-6.
After one more Curie possession that ended at the Lane 40, the Indians took a knee ending the 1st half with a 7-6 lead.
The 2nd half began with a quick three and out by Curie giving Lane possession at the Indian 38 yard line. However, on the first play from scrimmage Bougher threw a lateral to Blackmon that bounced on the astro turf which Blackmon could not handle. A Curie defender picked the ball up at the 33 yard line and ran in untouched for a touchdown. The P.A.T. was no good and the Condors led 12-7.
The Indians started their next possession from their own 26 yard line. On the second play Bougher again connected with Guevara for a 68 yard pass completion giving the Indians a first and goal from the 7 yard line. Two plays later Bougher ran for a touchdown from 5 yards out. The Indians went for two but were stopped short of the goal line as the score stood at 13-12.
Both teams could not muster any offense in the remaining quarter as both teams exchanged fumbles with Chris Kyles forcing a fumble on a 4th down which Louis Trinca-Passat recovered. The 3rd Quarter ended with the Indians leading 13-12.
Early in the 4th Quarter Glaesser came up with his second interception of the game giving the Indians excellent field position at the Curie 39 yard line. On the first play Bougher was able to pick up 5 yards on a run. On the next play Bougher was sacked for a 9 yard loss and on the ensuing play Bougher threw an interception which was returned for a 76 yard touchdown. The P.A.T. was no good giving the Condors a 18-13 lead.
The Indians had three more possessions to take the lead but fell short when Bougher fumbled at the 49 yard line as Curie took a couple of knees to end the game and the season for the Indians.
Curie Passing: 7-18 100 yards 1TD 2 INTs. Curie Rushing: 32-91 yards 2 fumbles.
Lane Passing: 8-19 195 yards 1 INT. Guevara 3-123 yards, Glaesser 1-20 yards, Scott 1-28 yards, Blackmon 2-14 yards, and Tyler Jones 1-16 yards. 3 sacks for -22 yards.
Lane Rushing: Blackmon 14-30 yards, Scott 2-4 yards, Bougher 8--20 yards. 3 fumbles.
Stayed tuned for the awarding of grant money on the 9th of December at the annual banquet.
Making their first playoff appearance in over 10 years, the Pirates of Palatine traveled to Chicago to take on the Indians. The game started in a downpour with the rain finally easing up in the third quarter.
Lane received the ball first starting from their own 22 and quickly made a 1st down behind a pass to Chris Blackmon and two Frank Bougher runs but the opening drive stalled at the Indian 42 before Lane was forced to punt.
After a 3 yard punt return the Pirates took over at their 24 yard line. On their second play from scrimmage Palatine ran a counter trap with the Pirate RB racing 73 yards untouched into the end zone for a quick 6-0 lead. The P.A.T. was missed.
The Indians then took over on their 23 yard line and after a quick three and out punted to Palatine giving the Pirates great field position at midfield. The Pirates then proceeded to go on a 9 play drive using all running plays as the Indians had no answer for Palatine's size and strength. The P.A.T. was no good making the score 12-0.
The Indians then fumbled the kick-off and because of a penalty remained with the football but this time the starting position was from the 13 yard line. On the 2nd play of the drive Bougher threw an interception giving the Pirates the ball at the Lane 25 yard line. Four running plays later the Pirates upped the score to 18-0 as the P.A.T. was missed again.
The ensuing kick-off was put in the end zone as the Indians again started deep in their territory. This drive would turn out to be Lane's best drive of the game which ended at the Palatine 44.
Palatine started their next possession at the 15 yard line and with a mixture of running and passing culminated a 7 play drive which ended with a 17 yard touchdown run. This time the P.A.T. was good which improved the score to 25-0.
The Indians then went three and out with Palatine taking over at their own 40 yard line. Two plays later James Glaesser intercepted the Pirate quarterback as Glaesser finished his State Playoff appearance with his 6th playoff interception in three years of varsity play. The half ended 25-0.
Palatine received the 2nd half kickoff and proceeded to march on a 13 play drive which was finished up with a 2 yard run. The P.A.T. was missed as the score stood 31-0.
The Indians then started with their best field position of the game, its own 30 yard line, and drove to midfield but the drive stalled as the Pirates forced another Indian punt. The defense then forced Palatine's only punt of the game but the Indians Steven Guevara fumbled the punt giving the Pirates the ball at the Lane 9 yardline. Four plays later Palatine scored on a 2 yard run. The P.A.T. was missed making the score 37-0.
On the next Indian possession Bougher threw his second interception of the game as Palatine took over at the Lane 46 yard line. Eleven straight running plays later the Pirates punched it in from 7 yards out. The P.A.T. was good as the game ended 44-0.
Some statistics: Palatine Rushing: 40-306 yards Palatine Passing 8-14 115 yards.
Lane Passing: 7-15 27 yards 2 INTs Lane Rushing 23-87 yards Blackmon 11-59 yards, Bougher 8-27 yards, Scott 4-1 yard. Receiving Blackmon 6 catches for 18 yards and Scott 1 catch for 9 yards.
Next game is November 1st against Curie at Gately starting time is 3:30 P.M.
The Indians took on the Mighty Men of Dunbar in the 1st Round of the Public League Playoffs on Bob Popowski night. The night was electric for three reason, the lightning storm which delayed the start of the game for an hour and a half, senior night in which the seniors and their parents were acknowledged, and honoring Lane Tech Graduate Bob Popowski at halftime. Bob was flown into town for this special occasion and the whole Lane Tech Family wishes Bob and his family nothing but the best in this challenging time.
The Indians opened the game with a quick first down on their opening possession but were soon forced to punt into a strong wind. The Dunbar offense took over on their own 43 yard line but the Lane defense held for a quick three and out.
The Lane offense took over at 20 yard line and drove all the way to the Dunbar 18 yard line when Frank Bougher was intercepted to end the drive. It would turn out to be Lane's only turnover of the game. That drive was the Chris Blackmon and Steven Guevara show with Blackmon running and Guevara catching the ball but unfortunately the offense had nothing to show for this drive.
Dunbar took over from their 33 yard line and drove on the Indian defense. On 4th and 23 from the 23 yard line the Dunbar quarterback connected on a beautifully thrown pass, which was into the wind, for a touchdown. The P.A.T. run was good as Dunbar took an 8-0 lead.
The Indians roared right back answering the Dunbar touchdown with a 7 play drive that was capped off with a 20 yard touchdown pass from Bougher to Guevara. Blackmon ran the two point conversion in tying the score 8-8 with Blackmon being the workhorse on the drive.
The Might Men then fumbled the hand-off on the first play of their series with Paolo Ramirez recovering the fumble at the Dunbar 26. The Indian offense took over but a crucial holding penalty inside the 10 killed the drive. The Indians then attempted a 28 yard field goal but the snap was low throwing the timing of Rodolfo Fransual off and the kick was inches wide as Lane missed a golden opportunity to take the lead.
The half ended with the score 8-8.
Dunbar received the opening kick of the second half and the Lane defense quickly forced another three and out. The offense took possession at the Lane 40 and drove to the Dunbar 14 yard line but due to the wind the Indians had no choice but go for it on fourth down with the Mighty Men holding the Indians on an incomplete pass.
Both defenses held each other on their next offensive series. James Glaesser taking advantage of the wind punted the Dunbar offense into a hole. Dunbar started their next series at their own 9 yard line. The first play from scrimmage Dunbar fumbled the center/quarterback exchange but they were able to recover at the 6. On the following play the Mighty Men fumbled again when Casey O'Brien stripped the ball carrier with Glaesser recovering the ball giving the Indians great field position at the Dunbar 12 yard line.
The Indians scored three plays later on a Bougher 5 yard run with Fransual adding the extra point giving the Indians their first lead of the game at 15-8.
The Lane defense again held Dunbar to a three and out as the Indian offense took over at the Lane 40. The offense then proceeded to eat the clock up coming up with an impressive 9 play drive that ate up most of the fourth quarter. However the drive ended on the Dunbar 19 yard line.
Dunbar had its last chance with two and a half minutes left in the game with the Mighty Men driving to the Lane 34 yard line. However, on fourth down and the last play of the game, the Dunbar pass was incomplete giving the Indians a hard fought victory.
Some Statistics: Dunbar Rushing 40-125 yards, 1 P.A.T. run, and 2 fumbles. Dunbar Passing 2-4 33 yards 1 TD no INTs.
Lane Rushing: Blackmon 15-95 yards, 1 P.A.T. run, Bougher 13-69 yards, and Scott 5-9 yards. Lane Passing Bougher 8-16 71 yards 1TD and 1 INT.
Receiving Guevara 3-49 yards 1TD, Blackmon 3-6 yards, Bush 1-11 yards, and Scott 1-5 yards.
Saturday night will be the IHSA drawing and we'll see who we play. See you then.
The Condors of Curie defeated the Indians on the last regular season game of 2007 34-16 at Rockne Stadium. Lane received the opening kick-off and quickly found itself on the Curie 5 yard line on a Frank Bougher to Donatello Barret screen pass which covered 42 yards. However, the Indian offense stalled inside the 5 as the Indians settled for a Rodolfo Fransual field goal making the score a quick 3-0.
Curie came right back, after a good kick off return, and scored on their first play from scrimmage on a 55 yard run. The P.A.T. run was good making the score 8-3.
After a quick three and out by the Lane offense the Condors took over on the Indian 26 yard line after a short punt and return. The Indian defense stiffened as Lane took over on downs.
The offense again went three and out and this time the Condors took advantage after starting at the Indian 28 yard line. This short drive culminated with a 15 yard touchdown pass. The P.A.T. was no good as Curie led 14-3. The 1st Quarter ended with the score 14-3.
The Indian offense could only muster one first down on the ensuing series with Curie taking over on their own 20 yard line. On the first scrimmage play for the 2nd Quarter, the Condor quarterback took advantage of some poor tackling and scored on an 80 yard run. The P.A.T. was no good as Curie led 20-3.
The Indians scored late in the 1st Half when Curie fumbled a punt which Lane recovered at the Curie 2 yard line. Two plays later Bougher ran a QB sneak for a touchdown with Fransual adding the extra point. The halftime score ended with Curie leading 20-10.
The 2nd Half opened with the Indian defense forcing a three and out but the offense also opened with a three and out. Curie then drove on the Indian defense but was stopped by a Barrett interception as the Indians took over at the 13 yard line.
Lane then drove on the Condor Defense with the big play being a Chris Blackmon screen pass for 35 yards and a James Glaesser pass reception for 21 yards but the drive ended on a Stephen Guevara fumble at the Curie 13 yard line ending the best drive of the game for the Indians.
The Lane defense then took control as Casey O'Brien fought off several Curie players to recover a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. The P.A.T. was wide making the score 20-16. The 3rd Quarter ended 20-16.
Curie opened the 4th Quarter with a Glaesser interception but on the same play Glaesser fumbled which Curie recovered but the Indian defense forced a punt. The offense took over at the 18 yard line but after a sack the Indians lined up for a punt from deep in their territory. The Condors had a block on which forced Glaesser to abort the punt and he was tackled at the Indian 5 yard line.
The Condors scored on the next play with their fullback scoring from 5 yards out. The P.A.T. was no good as the score stood 26-16.
Both defense held as the Indians changed quarterbacks. Luis Negron took over the reins in difficult field position which the Curie defense took advantage of. The Condors sacked Negron forcing a fumble which Curie ran back for an easy 8 yard recovery for a touchdown. The P.A.T. pass was good with the score now 34-16 which is how the game ended.
Next up fo Lane is Dunbar in the 1st round of the Public League playoffs. Game time is Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. with the Indians hosting at Lane Stadium.
Some Statistics: Curie Rushing: 23-147 yards 3 TDs Curie Passing: 8-20 151 yards 1 TD 2 INTs. 1 defensive fumble for a TD. 2 made two point conversions.
Lane Passing: Bougher 11-20 107 yards no TDs no INTs. Barrett 1-42 yards, Bush 2-6 yards, Guevara 3-9 yards, Blackmon 4-29 yards, Glaesser 1-21 yards, and Donahue 1-3 yards.
Lane Rushing: Negron 1--1 yard, Bougher 5-2 yards, Barrett 2- no yards, Blackmon 12-29 yards, Scott 1-1 yard, and Bush 1-14 yards.
The Dolphins of Whitney Young handed the Indians their first loss of the season putting a damper on Homecoming Week. It was a hard fought game that was decided in overtime as the Dolphins beat Lane for the first time in over 10 years. With the victory, Whitney Young clinched the Illini Red Conference and became the automatic bid into the State Playoffs from the Illini Conference.
The Indian defense held Whitney Young to a quick three and out to start the game forcing a punt. Lane quickly picked up a first down on the first offensive play but then fizzled out on the next three plays. After an Indian punt the Dolphins took over from their own 32 yard line. The Dolphins connected on a short pass which the receiver turned into the biggest offensive play of the day for Whitney Young. The play covered 57 yards bringing the ball to the Indian 11 yard line. Two plays later the Young quarterback connected on a 13 yard touchdown pass. The extra point was no good and the Dolphins led 6-0 which is how the 1st Quarter ended.
In the middle of the 2nd Quarter the Indians caught a break when Whitney Young tried to quick kick from its 16 yard line. The kick was a low line drive that struck a lineman with the Indians recovering the ball on the Young 14 yard line. Three plays later Thaddeous Scott scored on a 3 yard run. Rodolfo Fransual kicked the extra point making the score 7-6. The half ended with the Indians ahead 7-6.
Both offenses opened the 2nd Half with punts but the Indians caught a break when Whitney Young fumbled after a reception which Gregory Walker recovered on the Lane 33 yard line. Seven plays later Scott scored on a 1 yard run with Fransual adding the extra point. The big plays on the drive were a Brandon Bush run of 19 yards, a Steven Guevara catch for 20 yards, and a Scott run for 11 yards.
The score remained 14-6 until seven and a half minutes left in the game when Frank Bougher was intercepted. The interception was run back for 55 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins went for two, and with a Lane defender hanging on the Young quarterback, were successful tying the game on a pass. The score remained 14-14 until overtime.
Whitney Young won the toss and elected to go on offense. The first play was stuffed by the defense. On the second play the Dolphin quarterback was forced to roll right but he was able to find a receiver inside the end zone for a tremendous catch. The Young quarterback followed that play up by rolling to his left and scoring after a vicious hit by James Glaesser. Young led 22-14.
Lane Tech then took over from the 10 yard line and had four cracks at scoring but fell short as Whitney Young came from behind and defeated the Indians 22-14.
Whitney Young Rushing: 24-55 yards 1 PAT, Passing 9-20 113 yards 2 TD passes and 1 PAT. Sacks given up 2--16 yards.
Lane Rushing: Bush 1-19 yards, Scott 19-61 yards 2 TDs, Bougher 3- no yards, Blackmon 2-6 yards. Lane Passing: Bougher 7-18 62 yards 2 INTs 1 sack for an 11 yard loss. Blackmon 2-7 yards, Donahue 2-22 yards, Bush 1-1 yard, and Guevara 2-32 yards.
Next game Curie on Friday.
Lane continued its perfect season with a 57-0 rout of the Lions from Lincoln Park. The Indians scored on their very first play from scrimmage when Frank Bougher connected with Brandon Bush for a 53 yard touchdown pass. Rodolfo Fransual added the kick and the score was quickly 7-0.
The Lions next series ended with a Chris Kyles punt block which gave the Indians the ball on the Lions 11 yard line. Lane Tech scored 3 plays later on a 1 yard run by Chris Blackmon. The PAT was no good making the score 13-0.
The defense again held the Lion offense with the Lions shanking the next punt giving the Indians possession on the Lion 23 yard line. Three plays later Bougher capped off the short drive with a 3 yard run. The Indians went for two which they converted on a Bougher to Blackmon pass putting the Indians up 21-0.
The Indian defense forced a fumble which was recovered by Andre Alvarez but the Indian offense gave the ball right back when Bougher threw an interception. The Indian defense forced another punt with Steven Guevara giving the Indians good field position with a decent punt return. It took Lane 2 plays to put it in the end zone as Thaddeous Scott scored from 7 yards out. The PAT was blocked.
On the ensuing kick-off the Indians forced a Lion fumble which Riley O'Neil recovered on the 39 yard line. O'Neil scampered into the end zone for his 1st varsity touchdown. Bougher then hit Bush with the 2 point conversion pass as the Indians led 35-0.
The defense forced another fumble on the Lions next offensive series as Alvarez recorded his second fumble recovery of the night. The Indians quickly converted as Bougher hit James Glaesser with a 30 yard touchdown pass. The PAT was good making the score 42-0.
After a defensive three and out Lane scored its final touchdown of the 1st half when Bougher ran in his second touchdown of the game from 8 yards out. The PAT was good as the Indians closed the half with a 49-0 lead.
The only score in the 2nd half was a Scott 7 yard touchdown run with Luis Negron running in the 2 point conversion . The final score was Lane 57 Lincoln Park 0 as the defense racked up their 5th shutout of the season.
Some Statistics: Lane Passing 3-5 84 yards 2 TDs 1 INT Bush 1-53 1 PAT, Glaesser 1-30 yards 1 TD, Guevara 1-1 yard, and Blackmon 1 PAT reception.
Lane Rushing: Negron 4-21 yards, Bush 1--3 yards, Jones 1-3 yards, Scott 8-68 yards 2 TDs, Barrett 3-8 yards, Blackmon 4-14 yards 1 TD, and Bougher 3-17 yards 2 TDs.
Lincoln Park Passing: 5-14 29 yards. Lincoln Park Rushing 21-38 yards.
Next up, Whitney Young for Homecoming.
Many Lane friends and alums are reaching out to help one of the true heroes of Lane Tech and The US Military- Bob Popowski. Please go to:
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Long-Time Varsity Head Coach Sam Bronswick looks like a healthy 40 year old as he celebrates with family, friends and former players. Happy Birthday Coach! See the pictures page for more pictures.
Opening Kickoff versus Chicago Vocational on the new Turf. See many more pictures on the Pictures page.
The new field looks as pretty as the Lane Cheerleader and Pom Squads.
Coach Rio fires up the team before the historical first game on the new turf. The team responded with a tough win over long-time rival Chicago Vocational.
The Silver Streaks from Steinmetz had the misfortune of playing the Indians on Alumni Night. Lane Tech posted their 4th shutout of the season in front of a nice crowd at Lane Stadium.
Steinmetz started their first offensive possession on their own 19 yard line. On 3rd and 1 the Silver Streaks committed a penalty which forced the Silver Streaks to punt two plays later. The snap was bad but the Steinmetz punter nearly ran for a first down and the Indians took possession on the Steimetz 28 yard line. 8 plays later the Indians scored on a 5 yard TD pass from QB Frank Bougher to Alex Brown. The PAT was good and Lane quickly took a 7-0 lead.
On the ensuing kick-off Steinmetz fumbled with the Indians starting from the Silver Streak 23 yard line. This time the Silver Sreak defense stiffened up and Lane Tech settled for a 27 yard field goal from Rodolfo Fransual to make the score 10-0.
Lane's 4th offensive possession of the 1st half started at the Indian 25 yard line and on the 11th play of the drive, Thaddeus Scott scored from 2 yards out. The PAT was good making the score 17-0. The half ended 17-0.
Lane Tech's 1st possession of the 2nd half ended quickly with a Brandon Bush fumble. However, the defense stopped the Silver Streaks on 4th down quashing the best Steinmetz chance to score. After a couple of three and outs the Indian offense put a drive together that started from its own 12 yard line which was capped off by a Chris Blackmon 8 yard run. The PAT was good making the score 24-0. That was how the game ended making the 2007 Alumni Night Game a huge success.
Some Statistics: Lane Rushing: Scott 16-65 yards 1 TD, Barrett 4-19 yards, Blackmon 6-7 yards 1 TD, Bougher 7-47 yards, Boock 1-no gain, and Bush 2-1 yard
Lane Passing: Bougher 11-14 for 136 yards 1 TD no INT. Brown 1-5 yards 1 TD, Blackmon 1-27 yards, Guevara 6-62 yards, Glaesser 2-34 yards, and Donahue 1-18 yards.
On defense Trinca forced a fumble that was recovered by Boock and recorded 1 sack for a loss of 11 yards. The Silver Streaks were 2-5 for 10 yards passing while rushing 26 times for 85 yards.
This past Friday the Indians opened conference play by defeating the Rangers of Mather by the score of 16-0. It was Lane Tech's 9th consecutive win over Mather as the Indians continue their dominance over this rival. It wasn't easy and it wasn't pretty. The Lane offense sputtered with 5 dropped passes, missed blocks, penalties, and missed opportunities after being set up by special teams play and especially the defense deep in Mather territory. The first half ended 0-0.
The defense finally put Lane on the board with a Casey O'Brien sack of the Ranger Quarterback in the end zone in the middle of the 3rd Quarter. The 4th Quarter began with the Indians leading 2-0.
The offense finally put it together in the middle of the quarter with a 10 play drive in which Lane overcame 2 penalties to score. Frank Bougher connected with James Glaesser for a 20 yard touchdown pass. It was Glaesser's 3rd catch in that drive as the Indian's go to guy took over the game. Rodolfo Fransual booted the extra point to make it 9-0.
After another 3 and out by the defense the Indians came right back with an 8 play drive, again overcoming two penalties, capped off by a Bougher to O'Brien 19 yard touchdown pass. Fransual added the kick to make the final score 16-0.
Mather passing: 1-8 3 yards 2 INTs 5 sacks for -21 yards. Mather rushing 24-89 1 fumble.
Lane rushing: Blackmon 23-83 yards, Bougher 5-15 yards, Guevara 1-10 yards, and Scott 1-2 yards.
Lane passing: Bougher 14-25 117 yards 2 TDs and 2 INTs. Glaesser 5-59 yards 1TD, Bush 4-8 yards, Guevara 2-31 yards, Blackmon 2-12 yards, O'Brien 1-19 yards 1TD.
Lane Defense: Walker 7 tackles 1 forced fumble 1 and a half sacks, O'Brien 6 tackles 2 sacks one for a safety, Gibson 5 tackles, Kyles 5 tackles 1 fumble recovery, Trinca-Pasat 1 and a half sacks, Allen and Glaesser one pick apiece.
Next game is Friday night vs Steinmetz. See you there.
September 7th was a historic night as the Indians played their first game on the new fieldturf. The Caviliers of CVS did their best to ruin the night but in the end the Lane Tech defense rose to the occasion and stopped CVS at the 8 yard line to end the game.
CVS struck first in the 1st Quarter taking advantage of a Bougher fumble. The Caviliers wasted no time going 47 yards in 3 plays which was capped off by CVS quarterback Williams' 9 yard TD run. CVS missed the extra point and the 1st Quarter ended 6-0.
Midway in the 2nd Quarter, after a defensive 3 and out, the Indian offense put together a 9 play scoring drive which was assisted by a key CVS pass interference call. Brandon Bush finished the drive by catching a 25 yard TD pass from Bougher. Rodolfo Fransual kicked the extra point as the Indians took their first lead of the game 7-6.
Lane Tech quickly struck again after another 3 and out by the Indian defense. This time the drive was 7 plays which was capped off by a Chris Blackmon 28 yard TD run off the option. It was a typical Blackmon run which featured his slashing running style making 3 CVS defenders miss him. Fransual added the extra point making the score 14-6.
CVS threatened right before the half ended but James Glaesser intercepted Williams in the end zone to end the first half.
The 2nd half began with Marcel Gibson forcing his second fumble of the game setting up a Fransual 30 yard fieldgoal to make the score 17-6.
The score stayed this way until late in the 4th Quarter when the Cavilier defense forced a Thaddeus Scott fumble on a 4th down play. CVS mounted a furious comeback by scoring in four plays sandwiched in between a pass interference call against the Indians. The short drive culminated with a 21 yard TD pass. CVS went for the two point conversion with Williams easily walking in to make the score 17-14.
After a three and out by the Lane Tech offense CVS quickly drove down to the Lane Tech 9 yard line. With a little over a minute left in the game the Cavilers on first down tried going at weak CB junior Rashee Allen but Allen stuffed the play for a two yard gain. The following play was an incomplete pass. CVS then went to the play where Williams scored his TD run but Gregory Walker stuffed the play for a 3 yard loss. It was 4th and goal from the 10 when CVS again decided to attack Allen but this time with a reverse. Allen, with help from James Glaesser and sophomore Laken Tomalison, stopped the Cavilier receiver at the 8 yard line as the horn went off to seal the victory for the Indians 17-14.
CVS Passing: 8-20 128 yards 1 TD 1 INT CVS Rushing: 28-110 yards 1 TD 3 fumbles. Lane recorded two sacks: Casey O'Brien 1 yard loss and Louis Trinca-Pasat with a 18 yard sack.
Lane Rushing: Blackmon 16-62 yards 1 TD, Bush 2-25 yards, Bougher 5-10 yards, Gibson 3-8 yards, and Scott 4 for a negative 13 yards.
Lane Passing: Bougher 10-26 132 yards 1TD no INT. Guevara 3-55 yards, Bush 3-55 yards 1 TD, Scott 1-9 yards, Donahue 1-6 yards, Alvarez 1-3 yards, and O'Brien 1-4 yards.
The defense was led by Trinca's 5 tackles in spite of Trinca missing half the game. Glaesser and Barret each had 5 tackles. Fumble recoveries were O'Brien, Alvarez, and Tommallison.
Next up is Mather this Friday.
See you at Winnemac.
Week 2 for the Indians saw the Lane Tech youth movement traveling to Evanston to face the Wildkits. History was against this squad. The last time Lane beat Evanston in football was in 1991 when the Indians hosted the Wildkits in the 1st round of the State Playoffs. The final score was 7-0. Lane Tech had never beaten Evanston on the road until this past Saturday when history repeated itself when the Indians toughed out a 7-0 win in a defensive struggle.
The defense was led by linebackers Marcel Gibson, Casey O'Brien, and Louis Trinca-Pasat. Gibson led with 10 tackles, one forced fumble, and 2 QB sacks. Followed by O'Brien's 9 tackles and one fumble recovery. Concluding with Trinca's 7 tackles, the last one being late in the game on an Evanston reverse.
The secondary was led by junior FS Chris Kyles and senior Donatello Barret. Kyles led with 5 tackles and a QB sack while Barret turned in the only interception of the day by both sides.
The defense rose to the occasion to record the second shutout of the season with the biggest stop being late in the 4th Quarter when the Wildkits had the ball at the Lane Tech 15 yard line. The defense forced Evanston to punt which set up Lane's special teams for a punt block. They missed the block but forced a punt of negative 8 yards to set up the only touchdown of the game.
Lane's offense struggled throughout the game but seniors Frank Bougher, James Glaesser, and Chris Blackmon refused to lose. The youthful offensive line finally gave Bougher enough time to throw in the last minute of play with Bougher completing two straight passes in the final minute of play to Glaesser. Bougher connected on a 27 yard pass and followed that up with a 13 yard touchdown pass as Glaesser avenged his two lost fumbles earlier in the game. Rodolfo Fransual kicked the extra point as the Idians toughed out this win.
Some of the statistics:
Bougher was 10-22 for 108 yards 1 TD no INT he was sacked twice for a loss of 21 yards.
Bush 2 catches for 42 yards, Guevara 3 catches for 10 yards, Blackmon 2 catches for 13 yards, and O'Brien 1 catch for 3 yards.
Rushing Yardage: Bougher 2-6 yards, Bush 1-8 yards, Blackmon 4- a negative 2 yards, and Scott 6 for a negative 10 yards.
Evanston passing: 7-21 55 yards 1 INT QB was sacked three times for a loss of 32 yards.
Evanston rushing: 38-108 yards two fumbles.
Next up, CVS at Lane Friday at 7:30 P.M. Don't forget about the ribbon cutting ceremony which starts at 5:30 P.M.
Hope to see everyone there.
LISC/Chicago, the NFL Grassroots Program, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Public Schools and Lane Tech’s Fields of Dreams Committee invite you to watch as the Lane Tech football team kicks off its new season on its very own “Field of Dreams.”
Friday, September 7, 2007
5:30 - 7:30 pm Reception and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
7:30 pm Lane Tech High School vs. Chicago Vocational Career Academy
Lane Technical High School Stadium – 2501 West Addison Street
Winning partnership builds playing fields for Chicago’s kids
Formed to meet the needs of youth athletic programs by providing funding for urban sports facilities, the NFL Grassroots Program—a partnership between the
NFL, the NFL Players Association and LISC—has helped five Chicago-based
organizations to refurbish their playing fields.
Throughout the summer, the NFL Grassroots Program and the Chicago Bears,
with matching funds from the Chicago Public Schools and its partners renovated
Lane Tech’s 65 year old stadium.
The Lane Tech Indians opened the 2007 season on Friday the 24th against the Broncos of Kenwood. Head Coach Rich Rio is entering his 10th year with this year's varsity squad being the youngest in his 10 year tenure. This year's captains, Casey O'Brien LB/TE, Rich Blackmon RB, Frank Bougher QB, Donatello Barret DB/RB, James Glaesser WR/FS, and week 1 captain junior Anthony Jantke OT/DT, have a big job on their hands leading the underclassmen. The offensive line for Lane has 1 senior starter, Marcos Chagoya, who did not play after the first series because of an injury to his shoulder. The defensive line is also young with the only senior being DT Aaron Boock. The Indians started off well scoring on their first drive which was capped off by a 3 yard run by QB Bougher. RB Blackmon picked up the majority of the yards with his slashing style of running. Blackmon played for a little over a quarter and a half in which he amassed 68 yards on 11 carries while catching one pass for 18 yards.
The Indians blew an opportunity on their second possession when Kenwood shanked a punt giving the Indians good field position but Brandon Bush fumbled on a lateral from Bougher deep in Bronco territory. This turned out to be Lane's only turnover of the night. Lane Tech scored on its third possession capped by another 3 yard TD run by Bougher which ended the 1st quarter after another poor Kenwood punt.
Early in the second quarter Junior SS Erik Bartell intercepted a pass, one of two for Bartell, with Bartell returning it for 25 yards deep in Bronco territory. Bougher then completed his next three passing attempts capping it off with senior Steve Guevara catching a 15 yard TD pass. Blackmon soon ended his night with a 1 yard TD plunge to make the score 28-0.
Next up for the Indians was Mr. Excitement, sophomore RB Thaddeus Scott. Scott was a blur on the field as he scored on a 23 yard TD run followed later in the third quarter with a 44 yard run that set up a touchdown. Junior QB Luis Negron was the recipient of the big Scott run when he scored from 12 yards out on an option run.
The fourth quarter was showcase time for sophomore RBs Alex Brown and Tyler Jones. Brown was impressive not only with his running but his blocking was superb. Brown finished the scoring with a 6 yard TD run. The Indian defense pitched its first shutout of the year and they were led by senior LB Casey O'Brien with 4 tackles. Four sacks were recorded by the defense led by sophomore noseguard Gregory Walker with 2, followed by Obrien, and sophomore DE Louis Trinca-Pasat. Lane's two take aways were recorded by Bartell's interceptions.
Lane's special teams were solid with senior place kicker Rodolfo Fransual making six out of seven PATs and just barely missing a 36 yard field goal.
Some of the statistics:
Blackmon rushing 11-68 1 pass caught for 18 yards
Scott rushing 4-77 yards
Marcell Gibson (junior) 2-15 yards
Bougher 5-33 yards Passing 3-9 38 yards
Negron 2-25 yards
Brown 4-23 yards
Jones 5-22 yards
Guevara receiving 2-20 yards
Next up, Evanston at Evanston. Hope to see you there.
Chicago, IL (June 28, 2007)- After 65 years of virtually non-stop use, Lane Tech Stadium on Chicago's north side needed a makeover. Now, after months of work by parents and school administrators to find resources, work has begun on the long-awaited renovation of the stadium.
By the Fall of 2007, athletes will have a new artificial turf field on which to play and a new track on which to run thanks to grants and support from a variety of local and national entities including the Chicago Bears, the NFL, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation/Chicago (CLISC), Chicago Public Schools, the Fields of Dreams Project of the Lane Tech Century Foundation, and DePaul University.
Unlike real grass athletic fields, which require periods of rest so the grass can rejuvenate itself,artificial turf typically hods up to year-round use. The new field will allow Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Park District to schedule far more events than were previously possible and thus open it up to greater school/community participation.
The field is expected to be completed in September, in time for part of the school's football season. The first games, set to begin the weekend of Aug. 24, will be held at other schools until the stadium is ready.
Rich Rio, Lane Technical High School's athletic director and head football coach, credits the NFL, LISC, Chicago Public School System, DePaul, and Lane Tech's Fields of Dreams Project (a committee of the Lane Tech Century Foundation) with the refurbishment. DePaul will become a long-term tenant and use the new track for its intercollegiate teams.
"The entire stadium needed to be redone, so Fields of Dreams and CPS got in touch with the NFL, and we were fortunate enough to get its support," Rio said. "The Bears and LISC were a catalyst for all of this."
CALLING ALL FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF LANETECH AND THE NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY! The Fields of Dreams Committee is seeking $1 Million for a baseball stadium to be built at Lane Tech High School. We would like to see this completed by Spring, 2008. Please put out the message to alumni, private businesses, the public sector, and anyone who might help!
The efforts of the many supporters, parents and students of Lane Tech have been rewarded. The Chicago Bears, the NFL, The NFNLPA and LISC have generously agreed to grant Lane Tech $200,000 to redo the athletic fields. Lane has established a great relationship with the NFL as Alumnus Fritz Pollard was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2005.
CHICAGO BEARS COMMIT $200,000 FOR
NEW SYNTHETIC TURF FOOTBALL FIELD AT
LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
Award is part of $2.4 Million in New Grants to Athletic Fields Nationwide
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
Caroline Guip (Bears), (847)-739-5364
Adina Ellis (NFL), (212) 450-2435
Gordon Walek (LISC), (312) 697-6183
Carl Francis (NFLPA). (202) 463-2216
CHICAGO (January 25, 2007) – The grass football field at Lane Technical High School will be replaced with a synthetic playing surface, thanks in part to a $200,000 grant from the NFL Grassroots field grant program, it was announced today.
The grant, awarded by the Chicago Bears, National Football League, NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to Chicago Public Schools, is part of $2.4 million in field refurbishment awards allocated this year to community groups in 20 cities nationwide. Since 1999, a total of $545,000 in NFL Grassroots refurbishment grants have been applied to community fields in Chicago.
“The Chicago Bears are proud to continue to support local projects that improve fields, football development and bring families and communities together through football”, said Caroline Guip, Chicago Bears Director of Community Relations.
The NFL Grassroots program is funded by the NFL Youth Football Fund (YFF), a non-profit foundation established by the NFL and NFLPA to support the game at the youth level and promote positive youth development. Since 1998, the NFL Grassroots program has provided more than $17 million to help community organizations build, or rebuild, 155 youth fields in more than 40 cities, typically in neighborhoods where funding sources are few and far between.
In addition to the installation of the synthetic turf field, the renovation of the Lane Technical High School football field also will include a new running track and new lighting. The NFL Grassroots grant will be matched by Chicago Public Schools and its partner organizations, including the Lane Tech Football Booster Club, the Fields of Dreams Committee, the Lane Tech Century Foundation, the Chicago Force, and the Chicago Park District.
“These fields are a critical part of our efforts to create sustainable communities- places where people want to live, work and raise families,” said Michael Rubinger, LISC’s president and CEO. “Through their contributions, the NFL and NFLPA are not only creating places for young people to compete in football and other sports, they’re also making countless neighborhoods better and stronger.”
Gene Upshaw, the NFLPA’s executive director, agrees. “The NFL and the NFLPA are proud to assist communities where young people aspire to play football,” he said. “This program allows us to make an immediate impact in neighborhoods where assistance is most needed.”
Other communities receiving NFL Grassroots awards during this funding round are: Baltimore, MD; Brooklyn, NY; Dallas, TX; Detroit, MI; Dickson, TN; Durham, NC; East St. Louis, IL; Hollywood, FL; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO; Nashville, TN; Newark, NJ; Phoenix, AZ; Providence, RI; St. Paul, MN; San Diego, CA; and Seattle, WA.
About the NFL Youth Football Fund
Established in 1998 by the NFL and the NFLPA, the NFL Youth Football Fund seeks to use football as a catalyst to promote positive youth development, support youth and high school football needs nationwide and also ensure the health of grassroots football in future generations. Through the YFF, many youth football initiatives and support programs have been developed, providing youngsters with opportunities to learn the game of football, get physically fit and stay involved in productive after-school activities with adult mentors.
Innovative and effective youth football programs have resulted from teaming with organizations like LISC and the NFL Grassroots program. The YFF also supports the National Youth Football Partners which include the Amateur Athletic Union, American Youth Football, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Jewish Community Centers Association, National Police Athletic League, National Recreation & Park Association, Pop Warner Little Scholars and YMCA of the USA. Additionally, the NFL and NFLPA endowed USA Football, a non-profit organization created to help youth football organizations keep the sport fun, safe and accessible. It provides resources focused on youth league enhancement, coaching education, officiating development and health and safety awareness.
LISC combines corporate, government and philanthropic resources to help nonprofit community development corporations revitalize underserved neighborhoods. Since 1980, LISC has raised more than $7.1 billion to build or rehab nearly 196,000 affordable homes and develop 27 million square feet of retail, community and educational space nationwide. For more information visit www.lisc.org.
About Lane Technical High School
Lane Technical High School, located in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, has a diverse student body, 59 percent of whom are from low-income households. Lane Stadium, built in the 1940’s and featured in the move “Wildcats,” is a Chicago landmark.
Congratulation to the following deserving students:
|Student ||Amount ||Fund|
|Robert Pienkos ||2,500.00 ||Mark Whittinghill Memorial|
|Carlos Avila||2,000.00 ||Lane Tech Football Booster|
|Carlos Hernandez||1,000.00 ||Lane Tech Football Booster|
|Dan Juek||1,000.00 ||Lane Tech Football Booster|
|Bryan Bohorquez||1,000.00 ||Lane Tech Football Booster|
In a very emotional and moving ceremony, Lane Tech presented a framed Jersey to Mark Whittinghill's family at halftime of the Curie game on October 13.
The 2006 team shows their true character with a display of solidarity and support for the Whittinghill family.
The Lane Tech Football Booster Club, The Fields of Dreams Committee, and the
Lane Tech Century Foundation are proud to announce that on 9 MAY 06 a
contract was signed with Musco Sports Lighting. The lights will be delivered
during the first week of June and will be functional by 1 AUG 06. We would
like to thank the Alumni and friends who contributed to this major step in
improving the facilities at Lane Tech. The first two goals have been met.
The buying of the property west of Lane Stadium and now the permanent lights
for the stadium. The next goal is to raise money for a new track along with
a multi-purpose field turf for the stadium by next spring. We have received
a bid for $800,000.00 to accomplish the next goal. We hope that the Alumni
and friends of Lane Tech can assist us in this next endeavor.
Finally, wherever you go and whatever you do, remember the pride of Lane
Tech. Once again, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU ALUMNI & FRIENDS
OF LANE TECH.
The Lane Tech Football Booster Club
The Fields of Dreams Committee
The Lane Tech Century Foundation
Lane Tech Fields of Dreams Committee
2501 W. Addison Avenue – Chicago, IL 60618 – 773-534-5400
February 15, 2006
Re: Lane Tech Fields of Dreams
Open letter to all Lane Tech Alumni:
As you are aware, Lane Tech is the largest high school in Chicago, the second largest in Illinois, the school that boasts the most successful sports program in the city, the school that won 75 championships in the last four years, the school of champions. However, Lane Tech’s athletic facilities have not been included in CPS’ financial planning since the 1960’s and the once beautiful stadium, which was built at the behest of FDR in 1942, has been left to deteriorate.
Since mid July, the Lane Tech Fields of Dreams Committee has been working to fulfill our dreams of a safe environment in which Lane Tech’s students and student athletes can practice and compete. Our three-part project: (1) allocate funds to renovate Lane Tech Stadium, including the installation of lights, artificial Fieldturf and a fully certified running track, (2) build a state-of-the art baseball stadium, and (3) purchase the land west of the stadium to develop facilities for practice fields, softball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, and tennis.
In November, the City of Chicago and the Chicago Park District unanimously approved the purchase of the two vacant properties near Lane Tech Stadium to be developed primarily as athletic facilities for Lane Tech’s student athletes. One part of our dream will soon become a reality.
We need your help and intervention to enhance and preserve Lane’s rich academic and athletic history. Our committee has established a partnership with Lane’s Football Booster Club for our fundraising efforts. We have set up an account with the North Community Bank. Funds donated to ‘Lane Tech Fields of Dreams’ will go strictly towards the projects our committee is strongly fighting for. Funds donated to ‘Lane Tech Football Booster Club’ will mostly go to the efforts of the Fields of Dreams Committee but may be also used for football team expenses such as medical assistance or equipment subsidies. Please give generously; Lane is counting on you! Checks should be made payable to Lane Tech Fields of Dreams or Lane Tech Football Booster Club.
Lane’s nearly 4,400 student body is comprised of 66% girls/34% boys; 59.4% low income; 43.1% Hispanic, 13.9% black, 28.8% white, 13.7% Asian/Pacific, and .6% Native American. Lane’s girls’ softball team, who consistently compete for the City Championship, may have to play their home games at Thillen’s Stadium. As of today, the team does not have a place to practice.
These new facilities will benefit not only Lane’s girl’s and boy’s championship sports teams (cross country, baseball, softball, soccer, track) but the athletes of Lane’s community at large. We know that with your help and support, the facilities of Lane Tech will become the crown jewel of the North Center Community and a viable facility for the children of our community for decades to come
This is our quest. This is our dream. Please make it yours too by giving generously to our cause.
With warmest regards,
The Lane Tech Fields of Dreams Committee
Kim Camacho, Ted Cappelen, Colleen Frayn, Marie Goss, Calixto Marcano, Luis Munoz, Beatriz Penso-Buford, Eleonor Rodriguez, Michael Ulreich
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