‘Everybody is Still Fired Up’: After a Long Hiatus, Scouts are Excited to Get Back on the Practice Field

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Kernan Lynch, Staff Writer

On Wednesday afternoon, the LFHS football team finally resumed practice for the first time since the beginning of the school year. The IHSA’s announcement that football would be played in the spring had finally manifested itself. Scouts football is back.

Although they’re just getting started, the Scouts have a lot of preparation to do in the next two weeks before their first game under the Friday night lights. This is the first time in school history that football is being played in the spring, but regardless of the change in seasons, the Scouts will be ready.

“I haven’t seen this team this motivated in a long time,” said senior Jack Shea. “We have been patiently waiting for our first game for a while now, and we are all eager to get onto the field again.”

The coaches named seniors Richie Hoskins and Jack Shea as captains for this season. After four years of consistent dedication, their teammates said that it was only natural to see the pair take such roles.

“When I heard that they were announced captains, I loved it from the start,” said senior Alex Pasinsato. “They are two really great guys that would do anything for the team and it doesn’t go unnoticed.”

Despite the long layoff between the last season, the team doesn’t expect to be rusty when the first game comes around. During the long and abnormal offseason, each team member held each other accountable to stay in shape. Whether it was in the weight room or on the field, they all used this time to get bigger, stronger, and faster.   

They never gave up, and are now finally getting the season that they deserve.

“Even though we only have six games this year, everybody is still fired up,” said senior Jackson Pearre. “The waiting has finally come to an end and we are doing our best with the opportunity that we have been given.”

On Friday, March 19, Scouts football will be kicking off their season against the Lake Zurich Bears. No matter if spectators can attend or not, there’s no doubt that Scouts fans are ready to see the team back in action.

“These past two weeks have been nothing but positive from weightlifting to memorizing the playbook,” said Shea. “I am more than confident that we will take this momentum into game one and execute just like we always have.”