Thursday, January 10, 2013
LZHS grad signed to reserve/future contracts on Chicago Bears.
The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Matt Blanchard, 2007 Lake Zurich High School graduate to reserve/future contracts on Monday, according to ESPN.com. Blanchard was signed to the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in May. The quarterback performed well in pre-season games, but was cut prior to the final pre-season game. Blanchard was signed to the Bears practice squad in September. Early in December, he was released. Now he gets another chance at playing for the Bears with a new coach. Blanchard was on the 2006-2007 Lake Zurich Bears team that made it to the Class 7A state championship. The Bears won the title the following year. Blanchard led UW-Whitewater to three national championships. Check out: Lake Zurich's Own Bear…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Not going to the game? Stream it or keep up with the score on the Lake Zurich Patch Facebook page.
It’s game day and the Lake Zurich High School Bears will face Glenbard West at Glenbard South in Glen Ellyn today at 1 p.m. This is the third time in three years that the two teams have met in semi-finals of the IHSA 7A playoffs. Last season LZHS upset Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn in the 2nd round of the IHSA playoffs. Back in 2009 Glenbard West defeated LZHS (at LZHS) in the IHSA Semifinal Game in the last 6-seconds of the game, according to the Quarterback Club’s John Schnecker. In an interview with CSNChicago.com Coach Dave Profitt said Lake Zurich is all about teamwork. "The word 'team' explains what Lake Zurich is all about this year. We have kids who are willing to make sacrifices for the good of the team like changing positions…
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Check out the winning photos from LZHS varsity football home game against Rockford.
It’s on to the IHSA 7A semifinals for Lake Zurich Bears. The Bears will play the undefeated Glenbard West, but the game will be at Glenbard South High School, 23W200 Butterfield Rd, Glen Ellyn. The change in venue is apparently due to the muddy field at Glenbard West. Last Saturday, the Bears broke a 39-game winning streak for Rockford Boylan with a 21-6 win.Saturday’s game is scheduled to be played at 1 p.m. Gates open at 11:15 a.m. and tickets are $6. Glenbard West beat Wheaton North 3-0 last Saturday at Glenbard West’s muddy home field (see photo). Last season LZHS upset Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn in the 2nd round of the IHSA playoffs. Back in 2009 Glenbard West defeated LZHS (at LZHS) in the IHSA Semifinal Game in the last 6-…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Lake Zurich football continues into the semi-finals after Saturday’s 21-6 win.
Rockford Boylan was on a 39 game winning streak, that included the 2011 7A IHSA championship, before meeting up with Lake Zurich on Saturday. Lake Zurich cut that winning streak short with a big win 21-6. Lake Zurich will now face the Glendbard West Hitters. Game time is 1 p.m. in the semifinals. Last season LZHS upset Glenbard West in Glen Ellyn in the 2nd round of the IHSA playoffs. Back in 2009 Glenbard West defeated LZHS (at LZHS) in the IHSA Semifinal Game in the last 6-seconds of the game, according to the Quarterback Club’s John Schnecker. Schnecker advises those going to the game to get there early as parking is not good. Check Lake Zurich Patch for more information on tickets to the game later this week. At Saturday’s game …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Can't make it to the game? Live stream it.
The Lake Zurich Bears will host Rockford Boylan today at 1 p.m., at Lake Zurich High School. The best way to watch the Bears fight it out for a chance at the IHSA 7A championship is to go to the game. However, if you can't be there, you can livestream the LZ Bears game on High School Cube. Lake Zurich Patch will also keep fans updated on its Facebook page. Be sure to visit Lake Zurich Patch Facebook to share your support of the team and also to comment on the game.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Lake Zurich Quarterback Club encourages fans to come to Saturday’s quarterfinal varsity football game.
The Lake Zurich Quarterback Club is aiming to get as many fans as possible to support the Bears in their annual quest for the IHSA Class 7A State Championship. “This Saturday’s IHSA Class 7A Quarterfinal game versus Rockford Boylan HS will most likely be the final home game of the season (the IHSA Class 7A Semifinal game would most likely be on the road) and thus the final home game for the LZHS senior football players,” said John Schnecker of the Quarteback Club. Game time is 1 p.m. Purchase tickets at the LZHS Athletic Dept. starting on Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and no passes will be accepted. No grills are allowed on school property and the gates will open at 11:30 a.m. The Lake Zurich …
Monday, November 5, 2012
LZHS Bears football won 17-6 against Rockton Hononegah
Lake Zurich High School Bears will return to their home field next Saturday for a quarterfinal match against Rockford Boylan, the 2011 state champions. The Lake Zurich High School Bears and fans traveled to Rockton over the weekend for a Class 7A playoff game against the Hononegah and came out victorious with a score of 17-6. See game story in the Daily Herald. The Quarterback Club’s John Schnecker says it will be revenge time for the Bears. The Rockford Boylan Titans defeated LZHS in last year’s IHSA Class 7A State Semifinal Game (16-10) which was held in Rockford on Nov.19. Rockford Boylan currently has a 39 game winning streak. They won the IHSA Class 6A State Championship in 2010 and IHSA Class 7A State Championship in 2011. Game …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The Lake Zurich Bears will face Crystal Lake South.
The Lake Zurich Bears are making their 11th consecutive playoff appearance. The Bears (7-2) will face Crystal Lake South (6-3). Game time is 2 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the gate and gates will open at noon. Tickets are $5 each. Lake Zurich’s best finish in the past 11 years was in 2006-2007 season when they won the Class7A state title. That team included quarterback Matt Blanchard, now a free-agent on the Chicago Bears. Coach Dave Profitt told the Daily Herald this will be a tough game, with both schools having very good defense. The winner of this game gets a second round game against the winner of No. 3 Rockton Hononegah vs. No. 14 Willowbrook.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
First Playoff game is Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m.
The Lake Zurich Quarterback Club has been busy “painting the town” with banners and Bears décor in support of the Lake Zurich High School Bears. The Bears won their last regular season game against Warren Township, 17-13. See story in the Daily Herald. That resulted in a share of the North Suburban Conference Lake Division championship with Stevenson. “This is the 11th straight year of playoff appearances for the Bears,” said John Schnecker of the Quarterback Club. “The town will remain painted for as long as the team is in playoffs. This really brings the community together.” Schecker is expecting a huge turnout for Saturday’s game at LZHS. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. Lake Zurich’s ended the year with a 7-2 record.