St. Viator returned to where its football season ended a year ago with a trip to Marian Catholic on Friday night.
Unfortunately for the Lions, the results were all too familiar as they fell 51-27 in the East Suburban Catholic Conference and season opener in Chicago Heights.
Junior Mickey Macius was 29-for-54 passing for 256 yards with touchdowns of 7 yards to Jack Kellner and 31 yards to Kevin Hammarlund. Brian Guth caught 9 passes for 87 yards and John Balas caught 5 passes for 56 yards.
Mark Phelan had a 66-yard fumble return for a touchdown and Shane Rooney scored on a 4-yard run for the Lions. Jeruel Taylor rushed for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns as Marian finished with 459 yards of total offense.
Maine West 14, Urban Prep 6: Maine West ended a five-year streak of season-opening losses with the victory over the Chicago Public League school.