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A Senior Difference
Many don't know about the soaring Eagles from Lakes high school in Lake Villa, now in it's second year of a split off from Antioch high school the Eagles are starting up in just their second year of varsity sports and have already double their football win total from last year.
After going 1-8 in the schools first ever varisty season the Eagles have jumped started the 2006 season with a 2-0 start.
The Eagles will open its North Suburban Prairie division schedule against Round Lake (2-0) Friday night at 7:30 p.m.
Lakes won its ohly game last year against the Panthers. "Being 2-0 is always a good thing," Lakes coach Luke Mertens said. "We're definitely better than last year. Coming in, we were expected to be better than last year. It's having senior leadership."
The Eagles started last year without any seniors and this fall they returned everybody with a year of experience.
"It's another year in the system," Mertens said. "The more they know, Lakes won its opener over Monroe (WI) 27-13 and got by Niles North 34-27 last Friday.it turns out to be better a result on the field."
But, in both games the Eagles won ugly finding ways to win late. "We just got physical on both sides of the ball," Mertens said. "But we're still learning to put together a whole game."
Leading the offense is senior quarterback Richard Fisher (6'2, 170), who played the role for five games last year.
The Eagles main threat is wide receiver, senior Sean Hertz (6'2, 195), who appears to be on the run with three touchdown receptions in the second half against Niles North.
Hertz already has six touchdowns after getting a total of five last year.
"It's a lot easier this season, because we're all a lot better," Hertz said. "We're bigger, faster and stronger. It just took us another year to catch up to these other guys."
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