Lake Forest High School senior safety Chris Cavalaris intercepted a pass for a third straight game, and one of his cohorts in the backfield, junior Eddie Scheidler, recorded his first career varsity pick in a North Suburban Conference football opener on Friday night.
But visiting Stevenson passed too many other tests in a 23-0 victory on Sept. 8.
Cavalaris already has four interceptions in three games this fall — after coming down with one in the 2016 season.
“Another pick,” Lake Forest coach Chuck Spagnoli said. “Good for him.
“That’s a positive,” he added.
A negative: Scouts senior quarterback Jack Mislinski’s yardage total on the ground. The signal caller scrambled in attempts to elude the Patriots’ impressive pass rush all night, finishing with minus-54 yards on nine carries to go with his 63 yards (8-of-14) through the air.
Stevenson struck first with an 86-yard touchdown pass from senior QB Grayson Kubow to senior wideout Tyler Porzycki on the Patriots’ first play of their second possession.
The pass was nearly deflected by a Scout near midfield.
“We need to make plays,” Spagnoli insisted. “We just have to be better.”
Stevenson (2-1, 1-0 in the NSC), which beat LFHS 43-12 in Week 3 last fall, led 17-0 at the half and capped the scoring with a 51-yard TD pass at the 6:32 mark of the third quarter.
The visitors outgained the Scouts (2-1, 0-1) 359-89 in total yardage.
Senior linebacker/running back Bryan Ooms paced LFHS in rushing (9 carries, 29 yards) and ranked second in solo tackles (5) behind Cavalaris (6). Junior wideout Luke Nolan finished with team highs in receptions (3) and receiving yardage (33).
The Patriots limited Scouts junior wideout Ryan Cekay to two catches for five yards.
“Covering 85 [Cekay],” Stevenson coach Josh Hjorth said of a key to containing the Scouts’ offense. “We had one and a half guys on him all night; one on him and the other hovering around him.”
Scouts Spencer Yauch (5 tackles, including two for a loss), John Deering and Charlie Aberle each had a sack in the loss.