LPI Game Preview: Bremen @ Lemont


Coming into this game the Braves are sitting at 2-1 after 3 games and have already eclipsed their win total of 1 from 2015. Yes, its always good to have more wins than the previous year, but the coach Dan Stell and Bremen are hungry for more. After dropping to season opener to 3-0 St. Ignatius, the Braves have now won 2 straight scoring 67 points while only allowing 20 over their last 2 games. Enter Lemont. Come Friday, the Indians will be the best team this Bremen squad has seen to date. Coach Stell and his team are on the rise this season, but will have their work cut out for them this week against Lemont. Senior Bobby Lexow returns at QB to run this Braves offense while Alexios Ravzi, Jesus Rivera and Chris Clark anchor the OL. WR’s Frank Studnicka and Chris Ramos are returning 3 year varsity starters that Lexow will look to on the outside. 6’2″ 280 lb senior Shane London returns at DT to reek havoc on opposing backfields and is someone that really needs to be accounted for. This team does not have the D1 recruits that Lemont has, but if they execute they have a chance to do some damage this game.

Other Players To Watch
Kaleb Bosan, Jomell Alexander, Jonathan Tunzi.

Keys To The Game
1. Lemont has a stout front 7 so Ravzi, Rivera and Clark will have to give Lexow time to set his feet and throw this game. Lexow himself has to be on top of his game, find his playmakers Studnick and Ramos and not make any mistakes because this Lemont defense will make them pay.
2. London and the rest of the Bremen defensive front have to get to Lemont QB Spencer Nagel before he has time to look to his big TE Logan Christopherson on the outside. The Braves must also not miss tackles and give Lemont any chances at breaking off big gains.


The Indians ride into this game at 3-0, but not without being contested. Weeks one and three featured the Indians squeaking out wins over South Suburban conference opponents Richards (13-7) and Reavis (28-25). This Lemont team has been one of the more consistent teams in the Chicagoland area with at least 8 wins (including the playoffs) each season, except for one, since 2004. The Indians cruised past the Braves 41-6 last year, but will face a much tougher team this year. Spencer Nagel, cousin of former and current Northwestern Wildcats Aaron, Brett and Flynn Nagel, leads this offense at QB. His go to receiver is big tight end and Missouri commit Logan Christopherson. Senior and 6’4″ 300 lb OT Nick Ostrander leads the offensive line and will open up holes for Senior Jake Kirkman and junior Anthony Martin to work on the ground for the Indians. Bremen will have their hands full keeping Air Force commit and senior DE Jordan Brown out of the backfield while linebackers Austin Shaffert and Caleb Young will also look to slow down the Bremen offense.

Other Players To Watch
Steven Fleming, Brendan Cunningham, Austin, Nagel, Frankie Letizia.

Keys To The Game
1. Lemont has to open holes early so Kirkman and Martin can establish the ground game. This will open up the play action pass game for Nagel to look to his playmaker in Christopherson.
2. Brown, Shaffert, Young and the rest of the Lemont front 7 have to get to Bremen QB Lexow and disrupt him before he can have time to make a good throw to his go to receivers in Studnicka and Ramos.