Glenbard West's football team gave opponents a whole lot more to worry about heading into the playoffs.
The short-handed Hilltoppers extended their winning streak to eight games with Saturday's 35-7 West Suburban Silver victory over York in Glen Ellyn.
The win wraps up another perfect Silver campaign for Glenbard West (8-1, 6-0), which entered the matchup with key starters missing on both sides of the ball. The defense again dominated, while the Hilltoppers' offense unleashed quarterback Drew Vogg and the passing game.
Glenbard West, normally a run-dominant team, opened it up through the air as Vogg completed 9 of 12 passes for 198 yards and touchdowns to Hayden Carlson and Luke Domask. It took pressure off the ground game, which had only one starter to lean on with Jermon Kindle Joyner and Devante Toney both out with injuries.
"We have all the confidence in the world in (Vogg)," said Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet, who expects Kindle Joyner and Toney to be ready for the opening round of the playoffs. "It's good for him to be able to do that in a situation like today where it was kind of tough running at times and we had some backups in there."
Holding York (3-6, 1-5) to minus-13 rushing yards, Glenbard West opened a 21-0 halftime lead despite fumbling the ball over to the Dukes twice in the second quarter. The Hilltoppers turned it over twice more in the second half and endured 125 yards in penalties while breaking the game open.
Sean Mackey led Glenbard West's ground game with 106 yards on 13 carries. York's touchdown came in the third quarter when, off a Hilltoppers fumble, Kyle Stearns ran into the end zone from 2 yards out.
"We came into the game knowing we were going to have to throw the ball a lot today," Vogg said. "At the end of the regular season, we wanted to get some momentum going into the playoffs."
York punted 10 times before finishing with 117 total yards.
"We had a great game plan coming in," said Glenbard West linebacker Grant Greeno. "We definitely executed in the first half. We let up that one score but other than that I thought we played a great game."
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