Last Year: 7-2-0 overall; 4-1 and first place in the Intra-City 1 conference.
Lake View got promoted to the Chicago Second Conference after winning the Intra-City 1 conference last year.
Chicago Second City Conference
I admit that after the Lake View started last season with a 54-0 lost to Gordon Tech and a 31-20 loss to Sullivan in conference play, I almost wrote them off. But after that Lake View went on a tear and went undefeated the rest of the season, ending the year on a 5 game winning streak.
Their biggest win was a 34-21 upset of a Brian Carter led Kelvyn Park team. If Lake View had lost that game, they would not have been conference champs and Kelvyn Park would be in the Chicago conference.
Lake View returns some quality players from last year's team.
At the quarterback position will be captain Justin Feulner(sr, 6-2, 170lbs, QB/DE/CB). Feulner accounted for a lot of Lake View's offense last year as he can both throw and run. He is also a multi-sport star at Lake View being on the swim team and an all-city hurdler in track.
The featured back will be Darius Suggs (5'6 150, rb/db,sr). Suggs rushed for 741 yards last year on only 32 carries for the Wildcats last year. He has done well in the off season having been named on the 2012 Schuman's All Combine Team and is a Schuman''s U100 Midwest Camp Invitee.
Also look out for Jordan Miller (6'1 170, jr, wr) and Greg Jenkins (5'11 185, sr, lb).
Lake View opens the season with a non-conference game against Gordon Tech. Lake View looks to perform better than their 50-0 schallacking by Gordon last year. Gordon Tech had a pretty good season last year compared to more recent showings, so we'll see how Lake View does this year.
As for conference play Lake View is up in the tougher Chicago Second City Conference. Familiar Sullivan has been moved up to the same conference. Senn from the Illini conference last year will also be there. This conference has no gimme games. North Lawndale and Austin will be tough.
Lake View has a chance to prove itself again in the Chicago conference. They do not want to be sent down to the Inter-City.
I feel that Lake View has enough returning impact players to not finish last in conference. Winning conference is another strory.
Players to Watch
Justin Fuelner(sr, 6-2, 170lbs, QB/DE/CB)
Darius Suggs (5'6 150, rb/db,sr)
Jordan Miller (6'1 170, jr, wr)
Greg Jenkins (5'11 185, sr, lb)