FNL Preview: Lyons at Warren

Division one talent, including Illinois commit Caleb Reams, highlights this regular season opener in a matchup between LaGrange (IL) Lyons Township and Gurnee (IL) Warren

Illinois high school football kicks off this weekend with several top-tier games, one of which is taking place on the north side between Lyons Township, featuring Miami (OH) commit RB Leonard Ross and senior QB Tom Fiedler, and Gurnee (IL) Warren, which is the home of Illinois TE commit Caleb Reams.

Lyons Twp.

Lyons aired it out often last season, and there's no reason to believe that with Fiedler at the helm, that they won't do the same again.

Fiedler is still waiting for his first college offers to come through, but he proved last year he can spread the ball around all over the field. An impressive start to the fall season will help his stock immensely.

At running back, Ross is a do-it-all back who is a tough runner, capable pass-catcher, and an exceptional pass-protector. If he's able to break some medium to long runs, it will open up the passing game for Fiedler.

Warren Twp.

For Warren, it all starts with Illinois commit Caleb Reams. The TE/H-Back poses an interesting matchup for most opponents with his smooth route running and great athleticism for his size.

Freshman Micah Jones hasn't quite cracked the Varsity roster yet, but he's a guy who will be a force on the field before too long. He will play in the game prior to the varsity matchup, but if he is successful at the JV level, he could find himself on the varsity roster sooner rather than later.

Game Details

7:30 PM at Gurnee Warren H.S. East Campus Stadium


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