Aurora Christian 55, Bronzeville 0: Pitching its second straight shutout over a Chicago Public School squad, the two-time defending Class 3A champion Eagles (2-0) have outscored their foes 119-0.
Saturday in Aurora quarterback Austin Bray passed for 200 yards with touchdowns to Brandon Walgren and a pair to Noah Roberts, and added another rushing touchdown. Bray paced a 28-0 lead after a quarter and 48-0 by halftime.
"He just throws a really good ball, geez it's fun to watch," said Aurora Christian coach Don Beebe. "I've never seen anything like it and that includes all the great quarterbacks I've had ... There's not a throw this kid can't make."
Eagles tailback Legend Smith ran for 90 yards and 3 touchdowns behind linemen Jonah Walker, Nathan Wells, Tristan Withrow, Jack Burke, Matt Ward and Matt Liesendahl.
"The offensive line did a real nice job today," said Beebe's brother, David, Aurora Christian's defensive coordinator.
Defensively Jackson Carpenter made 1.5 sacks, Roberts added an interception and senior linebacker Dan Clapp returned a fumble 35 yards for the final touchdown.
"That's our fourth touchdown on defense in two weeks," Don Beebe said. "Our defense is playing pretty good."
As he was saying that he was on a plane headed to Buffalo, where he will be an honorary captain for his former NFL team's home opener Sunday against the New England Patriots. Beebe will bear the team flag and lead the Patriots onto the field.
"I'm just hoping I don't trip and they run over me," the former receiver said. "That would definitely be a blooper on SportsCenter that night."