Hersey's second-half burst sinks Wheeling

Daily Herald report
Updated 9/28/2017 8:30 PM

Hersey 35, Wheeling 0: Host Hersey kept its share of the Mid-Suburban East lead by handling visiting Wheeling 35-0 on Thursday.

At the half, though, it sure didn't look like this would end up as a one-sided game.

Hersey quarterback Owen Goldsberry scored on a 5-yard run in the second quarter for the only scoring play of the first half.

Wildcats quarterback Michael Best hooked up with Solomon Kong on a 49-yard pass play late in the second quarter. But all of Wheeling's first-half drives ended with either punts or a turnover on downs and Hersey led 7-0 at the break.

The second half, though, featured the full range of the Huskies' offense.

The first drive featured an 11-yard burst from Luke Cecala, which set the stage for a 53-yard touchdown run from Goldsberry.

The next Hersey possession was finished with a 46-yard pass from Goldsberry to senior Sean Watters.

After another Wheeling punt, Cecala broke free on a 51-yard TD run to finish the third-quarter scoring.

The Huskies (5-1, 2-0) added one more score in the fourth as Goldsberry again found Watters, this time on a 10-yard pass play. Scott Tagney converted all the PAT kicks for Hersey.

In Week 7, Hersey plays host to Buffalo Grove in a key Friday night East Division matchup.

Wheeling (1-5, 0-2) is home in Week 7 and will face Prospect on Friday.

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