Week 4: Zion-Benton

Sophomore/Varsity Parents,

The season is not slowing down! It’s week 4 and the Chicago Bears have already broken our hearts (even worse that GB won), and we have another home game before hitting the road for 3 consecutive weeks.

Practice this week:
· M-Thurs 3:30-6pm.
· Saturday – TBD. We are trying to schedule a home JV game for Saturday morning. There are some things out of our control, such as if ZB has a JV team and if we can get a crew to officiate. I will send another email once I know more. Either way, practice/JV game will be in the morning.

Senior Parents: Thank you to those who filled out the evaluation of your son’s Attitude and Effort. Hopefully, your son had a conversation with you after you rated him. I asked the seniors to write a reflection on that experience. Most of our seniors recognized a deficiency in their own Attitude and Effort, which is that they tend to not put forth their best effort in areas of life they deem unimportant, uninteresting, or a weakness. I challenged our seniors to make their weaknesses their strengths and to have the best Attitude and Effort for all endeavors they despise the most.

Parent Volunteers: Thank you to our parent volunteers! Concessions, team meals, etc, …I know firsthand the great deal of effort by our parents to enhance our players’ game-day experience. Friday Night Lights in LZ are second to none – so thank you!



Luke Mertens
English Teacher/Head Football Coach
Lake Zurich High School
Twitter: @LZHSFootball
Instagram: @LZHSFootball