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Westminster Christian wins again
Daily Herald report

Westminster Christian finished its inaugural varsity football season on its first winning streak, thanks to a 40-6 victory over North Shore Country Day in Northeastern Athletic Conference action in Winnetka Saturday afternoon.

The Warriors defeated Christian Liberty Academy last Saturday to register the program's first win.

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"It was a fun game," Westminster Christian coach John Davis said. "The kids who should have done well did what they were supposed to do, and all the other kids stepped up. It was fantastic."

Junior quarterback Max Tucker threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Noah Anderson, a 20-yard scoring strike to Scotty Graziano and he ran for an 8-yard touchdown to lead Westminster Christian (2-7, 2-7) offensively.

Freshman lineman Isaac Hawn (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) led a Westminster defensive front that held the Raiders to a lone touchdown, which cut the Warriors' lead to 33-6.

DeShawn Bloom ran for a 6-yard score, Connor Albrecht returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and Clay DeHaan capped the scoring with a 5-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Overall, Davis characterized the Elgin school's first foray into varsity football a success.

"People said it was going to be tough and it was," he said. "I wasn't expecting to win a state championship, but I wasn't expecting to go 0-fer either. I figured if we could get 2 or 3 wins going into next year, it would get us going in the right direction. I'm glad the wins came at the end because it made us keep improving all season long."

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