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New faces becoming household names for Lemont football

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 1:27 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014 4:51 a.m. CST
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(Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com)
Lemont linebacker Josh Rogers (middle) pressures the Hillcrest quarterback in Friday's home win. Rogers has emerged as one of the Indians' top defensive players this fall. Bill Ackerman - backerman@shawmedia.com

Every football season brings with it change as former players graduate and new names gain recognition for their exploits on the fields. From a junior contributing for the first time to underclassmen making big impacts, these breakout players are helping Lemont achieve this season.

Jimmy Kepouros

Position:Wide receiver

Year: Junior

Impact: In an offense that is primarily known for running the football, this junior has become a major threat on the outside.

Switching from running back to wide receiver, Kepouros leads the Indians with his 26 catches for 355 yards and three scores. He also tops the squad with his 24.8-yard average on kick returns and has tallied 56 rushing yards and a score.

Josh Rogers

Position: Linebacker

Year: Sophomore

Impact: One of many young players on the Indians’ defense, this linebacker is having quite the fall for Lemont.

Topping the team with five sacks, the 6-foot-3, 175-pounder has also totaled 21 solo tackles and 14 assists to go along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the season.

Chris Thompson

Position: Quarterback

Year: Sophomore

Impact: Stepping in under center after halftime in Week 1, this sophomore now has a firm grasp on the job.

A dual-threat quarterback, Thompson is second on the Indians with his 230 rushing yards and has also completed 60 of 116 passes for 718 yards and five touchdowns this fall.

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