(7-23-22) Gunar Lobdell (6-foot, 185-pound), who was an impact player for Orangeville last season in 8-man football, has transferred and will play his Senior season for Lena-Winslow (11-man football) this year.
Last season as both a running back on offense (rushing for 2,389 yards and 42 touchdowns) and a linebacker (123 tackles) on defense he was a key part of the Broncos run to the 8-man state title where they lost to rival Polo 12-7.
Lobdell will get his first chance to prove what he can do in the 11-man game when the Panthers play Eastland-Pearl City (Coop) to open the NUIC season on August 26th.
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In a Rockford Register-Star story Lena-Winslow coach Ric Arand said-
“He’s a big, strong and fast kid, just an athletic guy that can help us, for sure. The kids knew that he might be coming over before I did. I just heard about that Orangeville kid and what he was thinking … Our kids just want to do what’s best for this team, and Gunar fits right into that thinking.”
Lena-Winslow, a dominate 1A powerhouse over the years, won another state title last season beating Carrollton 38-25.
Transfers in Illinois high school sports continue to grow every year.
- Illinois’ Boys High School Basketball 2022 Transfer Portal Is Quite Active, Yorkville Christian Has 8 Leaving Program
This summer almost 90 Illinois high school basketball have transferred according to the listing of Aaron Britton on his Nesto Hoops site.