Leo High School is proof that God works miracles. Leo High School offers a solid college prep education to young guys from the Englewood, Grand Crossing, Brainard, and our home neighborhoods of Auburn/Gresham. These, by the way are all African American neighborhoods. Leo men go on to Boston College, Marquette, Loyola, DePaul, Purdue, Notre Dame and West Point, because guys send in a great deal of money from Zipcodes -60643, 60655, 60611,60453, 60462 and beyond - heavy white population Zipcodes
Leo High School is God's miracle - goodness without the guilt. Leo is not a PC haven - it is the Real Deal.
The Leo men pay back handsomely. Last night the Leo Basketball 3-A team took down CPS school Brooks 51-48 in well-fought battle pitting young guns against Old Lions at Chicago State University.
"They controlled the boards in the first half, but in the second half we let the sophomores know we were seniors," Gatewood said.. . .
The Lions took their first lead (43-42) since the opening minutes on a bucket by Malcolm McFarland with 3:27 left and went ahead for good a minute later (46-45) on McFarland's putback.
Veteran composure trumped youthful exuberance in Leo's 51-48 win Tuesday night over upstart Brooks in the Class 3A supersectional at Chicago State.
The Lions, with three senior starters, rallied from nine points down late in the third quarter to overtake the Eagles, who featured five sophomores and a junior in their seven-man rotation.
The victory earns Leo the school's first trip Downstate since winning the 2004 Class A title and a matchup Friday in Peoria against Oswego.
"We weren't panicking; we just started off slow," said Leo senior guard James Pointer, who scored a game-high 16 points. "Coach (Noah Cannon) told us in practice this week it was our time. They (Brooks) can wait."
The Old White Guys in the stand went to Leo in the 1940's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's and they have the Young Lions Backs - Always!