Gridiron greatness clearly runs in the family
September 10, 2012 4:22PM
Lakes’ football team has a new look as they wore these “home” jerseys for the first time last week in a game against Lake Forest. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA PHOTO
Updated: October 12, 2012 6:04AM
News a high school football fan can use ... or maybe not.
■ Senior running back Direll Clark is the young man who makes the Lakes offense go.
That said, if you watch Lakes’ sophomore team play, you realize that the “next” Direll Clark already is in school.
Turns out that last statement is a lot closer to the truth than people realize.
Against Lake Forest’s sophomore team last week, Devyn Cedvidlo rushed 31 times for 240 yards as the Eaglets beat the young Scouts 21-14.
Devyn Cedvidlo and Direll Clark are brothers. They have the same mom.
■ Lakes broke out new uniforms for its near-miss 20-13 loss to Lake Forest.
It looks like a uniform that was inspired by the Oregon Ducks college football program, and it ranks as better than the red/blue set the Eagles have, but way behind the team’s all-black look of champions.
When these futuristic-looking jerseys are going to be really cool is when the football players are in college and wearing them to class.
Their friends will be amazed that a high school team had jerseys that look like these do.
■ Statistics on this go back only until 1996, so we’re talking about the last 16 season of high school football only.
In that time, NO high school football team has made the playoffs after losing a game to Niles North during the regular season.
Final score Saturday: Niles North 17, Waukegan 14.
If Waukegan and Niles North played again this week, the pick here would be Waukegan to win 35-0.
It took an unbelievable combination of circumstances for the Bulldogs to lose.
■ Waukegan’s sophomore QB, MB4 (Melvin Bobo IV) is playing better than what’s showing up on the scoreboard.
Consider him a keeper.