Barrington wasted little time in outrunning Schaumburg 49-20 in the annual Saturday afternoon homecoming game at Barrington.
The Broncos (6-0, 2-0) scored touchdowns the first 7 times they had the ball in the Mid-Suburban West matchup while building a 49-7 halftime advantage.
"The boys did a great job today," Barrington coach Joe Sanchez said. "They came out ready to go. The defense set the stage early for us when they forced Schaumburg to go three and out in the first series."
Schaumburg (4-2, 1-1) came into the game averaging nearly 35 points over the last four games. But the Barrington defense, led by Blake Holley, Jackson Perkins, Michael Stodola, Luke Coon, Ryan Bornhofen, Parker Goodwin and Dave Lozzio limited the Saxons to just 2 first downs in the opening half.
"In practice, we go up against our own offense, and their speed is unreal," Holley said. "So they and our scout team help us get prepared."
Perkins said that he likes the fact that the defense has not received as much notoriety as the Broncos' offense.
"That's what we do," Perkins said. "Obviously our offense is the best in the state. But I like that our defense has been under the radar a little bit. We can surprise some teams. We were close to a shutout until the end of the first half."
The first half belonged to Barrington as the offense rolled up 449 yards.
After Logan Moews opened the scoring by capping a 10-play drive with a 3-yard run, Barrington used very little time to score its next 3 touchdowns.
Ray Niro scored on 37-yard run on a 15-second possession. Moews tallied again from the 3 on a possession that took just one second after Lozzio blocked a punt, and Luis Cossio IV recovered it at the 3.
Moews finished with 127 yards on 10 carries in just a over a quarter of football.
"We came out firing," Moews said. "We just did what we do every week. We just want to keep the train rolling."
Barrington even scored on a untimed down to end the first quarter. After a Broncos holding penalty extended the first quarter, Niro connected with Josh Babicz on a 32-yard touchdown pass.
Niro wasn't done, rushing for a pair of touchdowns on runs of 1 and 10 yards. He finished with 99 yards on 6 carries and was 10-of-14 for 210 yards.
"The O-line opened up holes for us and Logan got us going from the start," Niro said. "It is a great feeling to be able to score."
Schaumburg was able to get on the board on a 2-yard run by Jordan Salgado. Barrington then pushed the game to a running clock for the second half when sophomore Michael Curran, who came on to spell Moews and rush for 103 yards on 18 carries, scored on a 10-yard run with 8 seconds left in the first half.
The Broncos' Matt Infante nailed all 7 of his extra point attempts to complete the offensive show for Barrington, which is tied with Palatine for the MSL West lead.
Schaumburg scored a pair of second half touchdowns as Justin Perez (7-of-16, 123 yards) threw TD passes of 24 yards to Duke Gray and 25 yards to Hezekiah Trotter.
"The bottom line is they were able to do whatever they wanted," Schaumburg coach Mark Stilling said. "But I would like to think that we are tougher than we showed. I am just disappointed in the way we represented ourselves."