Blue Devils Shut Out the Scouts for Second Straight Loss


Graphic by Connor Clark

Connor Clark, Editor

The Scouts had their hands full Friday — well really Saturday — as the game was moved back a day after playing just a little over 6 minutes of action on Friday Night due to thunderstorms in the area. 

Nonetheless the Blue Devils came to play despite the half day delay of the game, securing a dominating 37 point shutout win over the Scouts.

Going into this game the Scouts had a lot on their plate, on the road versus the number five team in the state, injuries to Rylie Mills and Kai Kroeger, and quarterback Jackson Pearre’s toughest test yet in his young career.   

Despite not having Mills for a third straight week the defense held their own for most of the game as it was 23-0 Warren at the half, but not too big of alead in which the Scouts couldn’t come back.  

The offense continued to struggle, having negative one yards of total offense in the first half. The two arguably biggest plays came on two fifteen yard penalties from Warren.  

The offensive struggles have been the main topic of conversation all season long, but the offense has a great opportunity to bounce back with a home game against an 0-5 Waukegan team this week at Varsity Field.  As a matter of fact, this is a great opportunity for the football team as a whole to gain confidence again and trust their system. The talent is absolutely there, the Boys in Blue just have to be confident and execute.

Warren is the toughest team on the Scouts’ schedule and that game is now behind them, many important games are to look forward to for the Scouts.  Four games left, the Scouts need to win three of them. The Next four contests are Waukegan at home (10/4), Zion-Benton on the road (10/11), Libertyville at home (10/18), and finally the Patriots from Stevenson at home (10/25) to close out the regular season.

The Scouts must move on from this week.  The Blue Devils are contenders for the 8A state title in 2019, and there are many more important games to follow for Lake Forest. Winning is the most important thing now, it’s crunch time.

Scouts Record: (2-3) (1-2)