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updated: 9/15/2017 11:24 PM

Huntley puts away Hampshire

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Hampshire kept up with Huntley for awhile in Fox Valley Conference action Friday before the high-powered Red Raiders broke away.

Melvin Aninagyei-Bonsu ran for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns and quarterback Eric Mooney threw for two scores and ran for three more, leading Huntley to a 56-14 win in front of a huge Homecoming crowd.

Huntley (3-1, 3-1) rolled up 580 yards of offense heading into a matchup against Cary-Grove next week.

"Things were working, things were clicking offensively," Mooney said. "Run game was there, pass game was there."

Hampshire (1-3, 1-2) got a 59-yard touchdown pass from Drew Dalby to Devin Baldridge and a fourth-down, 9-yard halfback option pass from Ben Corcelles to Baldridge to put 14 points on the board in the first half.

But Huntley was even better, scoring on all but two first-half possessions to lead 35-14 at halftime.

The Red Raiders then drove for touchdowns on both of their third quarter possessions before pulling their starters.

"I like the way our offense is spreading the ball around to different players," Huntley coach Matt Zimolzak said. "I think that's something we didn't have a whole lot of last year. Having Melvin and having the receiver crew we have takes some of the pressure off Eric. It's tough to defend."

Aninagyei-Bonsu got the scoring started with a 39-yard run. He later ripped off a 53-yard score in the second quarter.

"The key first and foremost is my offensive line blocked exceptional today," Aninagyei-Bonsu said. "I didn't have to do much in terms of running laterally. Eric did what Eric does, and we just played great in every facet."

Mooney's 19-yard scamper made it 14-0, and he followed with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Antonsen.

Mooney capped the first half scoring with a 6-yard touchdown run following an interception by Peter Murray. Michael Talesky also intercepted a pass for Huntley, and Cam Fleury had one for Hampshire.

Mooney accounted for both touchdowns in the third quarter, the first on a 17-yard run and the second a 76-yard pass to Brian O'Mara.

O'Mara caught 4 passes for 135 yards while Mooney completed 12 of 16 passes for 220 yards, and ran for 92 more.

Andrew Hecht capped the scoring with a 7-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, and backup quarterback Chris Raffin had 21- and 25-yard carries.

Dalby completed 12 of 21 passes for 163 yards for Hampshire.

"Our kids fought the entire game," Hampshire coach Mike Brasile said. "Every kid is fighting to the best of their ability and that's all we can ask as coaches. Our kids fought tooth and nail the entire first half. They are a big team that full platoons and we kind of ran out of gas at the end. They have some great athletes across the way. Our kids really play hard and that's a testament to our community, our families."

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