Hersey's second-half burst sinks Wheeling
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.