By Kevin Reiterman
A pair of 3-1 football teams will battle it out on Friday night at 7:30 p.m., when Lake Forest High School hosts rival Libertyville in its homecoming game.
The Scouts dropped a 34-17 decision to the state’s top-ranked team, Stevenson, on Sept. 19. Libertyville, which also started the season 3-0, came up short against Warren 43-26 in Week 4.
Senior linebacker Jack Traynor has been one of the standouts for LF. In the game at Stevenson, he had eight tackles and a quarterback sack. Defensive back Virgil Young, who returned a fumble for a touchdown, was another headliner.
Offensively, the Scouts are being led by senior running back Wes Janeck and junior quarterback Danny Carollo. Janeck has rushed for more than 100 yards in two of the team’s four games. Carollo threw for 154 yards against Stevenson.
As shown in the photos below, many Lake Forest and Lake Bluff merchants are decked out for Homecoming. The storefront windows are decorated by various LFHS teams and clubs, an old tradition that Student Council revised for last year’s Homecoming.