Lake Station

Scouting the 2013 Lake Station Eagles Football Team

2013-08-23T00:00:00Z 2013-10-20T18:14:23Z Scouting the 2013 Lake Station Eagles Football Team nwitimes.com
August 23, 2013 12:00 am

Lake Station Eagles

Inside the Eagles

Last season: 2-8

Returning starters: 11 (6 offense, 5 defense)

Returning offensive leader

Kyle Gooch, Jr., RB. (1,250 rushing yards, 12 TDs).

Returning defensive leader

Keith Durbin, Sr., LB. (90 tackles).

Everybody's All-American

Keith Durbin, Sr., RB/LB. Last year's defensive leader, Durbin will return in that same capacity this season. Coach Rich Lunsford said he's the total package and could be one of the top five linebackers in the area this season.

He's got next

Victor Macias, Sr., WR/LB; Mylano Quinones, WR. Macias has good size and strength, while Quinones has been clocked with a 4.4 40-yard dash.

The Times' breakdown

During summer workouts, assistant coaches Dan Mora and Ron Lewis said this is the most players a Lake Station football team has seen in recent memory. That bodes well for a team that struggled to build interest in the program in recent years, including ending last season with 17 players. With numbers in the 30s so far, having a full junior varsity season is one of the biggest goals. "I talked to a lot of (kids). I have a really good rapport with the kids in the school. I'm the head track coach, too, so we have a lot of good turnover," head coach  Lunsford said. A pretty good core is back from last season. Kyle Gooch will remain the workhorse running back for the Eagles, who haven't mustered a winning season since 1998, also the last time the team won a sectional championship. "I feel the kids want to play, and it's showing. They're coming out and working hard," Lunsford said. Fielding a competitive team will be easier with increased numbers, and Lunsford expects them to do exactly that this season.

— Matt Douthett

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Follow The Times

Fan Poll

Loading…

Which school has the area's best girls soccer team?

View Results

Follow your school

Duneland Conference

Chesterton Trojans
News
Crown Point Bulldogs
News
Lake Central Indians
News
LaPorte Slicers
News
Merrillville Pirates
News
Michigan City Wolves
News
Portage Indians
News
Valparaiso Vikings
News

Greater South Shore Conference

Bishop Noll Warriors
News
Calumet Warriors
News
Lake Station Eagles
News
Michigan City Marquette Blazers
News
North Newton Spartans
News
River Forest Ingots
News
Wheeler Bearcats
News
Whiting Oilers
News

Great Lakes Athletic Conference

Clark Pioneers
News
Gavit Gladiators
News
Hammond Wildcats
News
Morton Governors
News

Hoosier Conference

Rensselaer Bombers
News

Northwest Crossroads Conference

Andrean 59ers
News
Griffith Panthers
News
Highland Trojans
News
Hobart Brickies
News
Kankakee Valley Kougars
News
Lowell Red Devils
News
Munster Mustangs
News

Northwestern Conference

Lew Wallace Hornets
News
Roosevelt Panthers
News
West Side Cougars
News

Porter County Conference

Boone Grove Wolves
News
Hanover Central Wildcats
News
Hebron Hawks
News
Kouts Mustangs/Fillies
News
LaCrosse Tigers
News
Morgan Twp. Cherokees
News
South Central Satellites
News
Washington Twp. Senators
News
Westville Blackhawks
News

Independents

Bowman Academy Eagles
News
Calumet Christian
News
Campagna Academy
News
Covenant Christian Knights
News
E.C. Central Cardinals
News
Hammond Baptist Swordsman
News
Luther East Eagles
News

Chicago Catholic League

Mt. Carmel Caravan
News
Seton Academy Sting
News
St. Francis deSales Pioneers
News

Chicago Public League

Washington Minutemen/Minutewomen
News

East Suburban Catholic

Marian Catholic Spartans
News

Metro Suburban

Illiana Christian Vikings
News

River Valley Conference

Beecher Bobcats/Ladycats
News
Illinios Lutheran Chargers
News

South Suburban Blue

T.F. North Meteors
News
T.F. South Rebels
News

Southland Athletic Conference

Bloom Twp. Blazin' Trojans
News
Crete-Monee Warriors
News

SouthWest Suburban Blue

Homewood-Flossmoor Vikings
News

SouthWest Suburban Red

Thornridge Falcons
News
Thornton Wildcats
News
Thornwood Thunderbirds
News

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses