Lake Zurich Flames youth football is helping to cultivate a tradition of winning in Lake Zurich. The Flames have teams from each of the five age/weight groups that have advanced to round 2 of a 3 round playoff format.
"It is great to be a part of the football powerhouse that Lake Zurich has become in the state of IL," said Flames board member Keith Mescha. "As we prepare for the playoffs, due to our close ties with the high school football program, we have had some of the varsity players stop by and help motivate the boys with a few words of encouragement at practice. The close knit community we have here in Lake Zurich is such a fun thing to experience."
Teams that will compete on Sunday include Lightweight Pac 10, Bantam Pac 10, Feather Pac 10, Heavyweight Big 10, Lightweight Big 10, and Middleweight Mac 10. Check out the schedule for Sunday's games.
If they win this weekend they then will play for the TCYFL (The Chicago Youth Football League Superbowl for their respective levels.
Last year, the Flames had three teams advance to the Superbowl with one winning it. This year with six teams still alive they are hoping to up that number and bring home a few more first place trophies, Mescha said
"It is great to see the Flames have success on and off the field and see those efforts payoff with regular trips for the high school program to the IHSA state playoffs. More than the winning it's the life lessons these boys are experiencing on a daily basis as they overcome obstacles and learn to work extra hard to accomplish their personal and team goals. These boys start practicing in the middle of July, to have 6 of our teams still practicing and playing games into November is special," Mescha said.