|A B Lucas Secondary School|
Everything Michigan and More is pleased to announce our game of the week Toledo Whitmer with Michigan commit Chris Wormley vs A B Lucas Secondary School (London, Ontario, Canada). We will be providing video footage of this game for all our fans of the site.
Coming off a 46-6 victory over the Toledo Start Spartans in week 1 of high school play. The Whitmer Panthers of Toledo,Ohio will have there sights on there next opponent A B Lucas Secondary School (London, Ontario, Canada). This will be a great contest that we cross the boarders of the United States and Canada in International play.
A.B. Lucas Secondary School is a secondary school located in the northern end of London, Ontario, Canada.
The school was named after Dr. A.B. Lucas, who was recognized for his contribution to education in London. In April, 1962, Hugh Murray became the first principal. He soon commissioned lieutenants Terry Ferris, Jim Wylie, Don Epplet, Phil Sparling, Don Carson, Charlie Belchamber, Alex Shamas, Alan Williams, Ed Hancox and Fred Hickman. During the next few months these men recruited more staff, acquired equipment and supplies and arranged programs. During the year 1962-1963 some sixty north-Londoners traveled daily to Westminster Secondary School in the west end of the city. But by September 1963 the doors were opened to the first Viking recruits in grades 9, 10, and 11. The premier of Ontario, Mr. John Robarts, officially opened the school on October 25, 1963. Lucas soon established itself among London's secondary institutions. As quickly as its classes moved on to grades 12 and 13, Lucas moved on to advanced competition in athletics and to participation in a wide spectrum of activities.
The Lucas Vikings
For 48 years Viking football has been part of a high school athletic program known for its tradition of excellence and considered one of the best in the province. Over the last decade in particular, AB Lucas has risen to become a powerhouse in high school football in the province of Ontario. Competing in the highly competitive TVRA of Southwestern Ontario the Vikings constantly field competitive teams, and have graduated two Bob Gooder Award Winners (the accolade given to the best football player in the City of London) - Dillon Carter, 2004 and David Lee, 2007. The Vikings also graduated two SPECTRA award winners, given to the top athlete in the City of London, Terrence Leeper, 2003 and Matt Bogart, 2010). CIS rosters throughout the province have former Lucas Vikings plying their trade at the university level. 2011 promises to be another exciting one for the Double Blue as they field another skilled, competitive squad in both the junior and varsity ranks.
From Whitmer's coach Joe Palka:
Lucas brings in a veteran defense that returns 7 starters. They will present a challenge for our young offense. Lucas is a well coached team that is physical and aggressive. It may take some time to figure out our opponent. We are focused on getting one day better every day this week and we are looking for continuous improvement into the game this Friday.
Whitmer High School is a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) and its football team has qualified for the state playoffs for four of the last five years. The 1986 team went undefeated and 1987 and 1988 made it to the state semi-finals. 2010 City League Football champions and Regional State Champions with a 12-2 overall record.
One of the key players of this talented Whitmer team is 2012 Michigan commit Chris Wormley 6'5'', 255 lbs. DE. Chris should have a great day and I can't wait to see how he responds to this contest.
Another Key note in this game Springfield transfer Leroy Alexander has been cleared to play for Whitmer. He is listed as 'one-to-watch for in 2012' in football according to Scout.com. This was a huge pickup for the Panthers and could help there chances to return to the state final 4 in 2012.
This game is set for Friday night at 7pm at Whitmer Memorial stadium. Go Panthers!