Junior Noah Lautner embodiment of Grant football program
Noah Lautner keeps growing in stature for the Grant football team.
“It’s a continuation of what we saw last season,” Grant coach Chris Robinson told the Chicago Tribune soon after the 5-foot-9, 145-pound junior rushed for 109 yards and a 30-yard score in a recent 32-6 drubbing of Round Lake. “The heart that he plays with on every single play. He doesn’t want to give up on a play.”
Against Round Lake, Lautner’s heroics never seemed to end. He also starred on defense for Grant, finishing with five tackles and an interception.
Afterward, Lautner told the Tribune his unrelenting style and approach is all part of the signature play the program wants to become known for.
“We have to go into every game expecting to win,” he said. “We can never take a team lightly.”
Now in his second season as head coach, Robinson agreed.
“In a way, we picked up where we left off last year,” he said. “The way that we try to respond, it’s good to see that. We preached ‘next play’ last year, too, and we’ve seen the kids buy into what we have going on.”