Homecoming inspired a festive celebration at Leo High School as the Lions raised their record to 2-1 by beating Lake Forest Academy 20-12 in their Homecoming game at the Kroc Center on Friday, Sept. 10.

Senior Aamir Holmes celebrated his return to the lineup by throwing two touchdown passes, and Leo’s defense kept Lake Forest off the scoreboard until the final period as the Lions completed the nonconference portion of their schedule on a positive note.

Holmes had missed the Nazareth game recuperating from a leg injury suffered in the season opener at Ottawa. His TD throws covered 11 yards to junior Ke-Jon Harris and 38 yards to senior David Moore. Junior Kittreal Stokes scored the third Leo touchdown on a well-executed 28-yard reverse, and junior Cassius Kurns ran for a two-point conversion.

Kurns was a standout for the Lions all evening as he rarely came off the field, playing offense, defense and special teams.

Coach Mike Holmes believes the Lions are as ready as they’ll ever be for the Catholic League portion of their schedule, which commences with a game against Fenwick at the Kroc Center on Friday, Sept. 16. The frosh-soph will play at 5 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7:30.

The Kroc Center is located at 119th and Loomis, approximately a half-mile east of I-57 on West 119th Street. There is ample free parking available.