Big wins for Buffalo Grove, Hersey
Buffalo Grove's football team got off to a winning start by claiming a 49-19 over host Downers Grove North on Friday in nonconference play.
The Bison roared to a 28-6 lead by halftime as Tom Trieb rolled to 4 rushing touchdowns, including a 69-yarder.
Vincent Hoffman had a pair of second-half scoring runs, and Jacob Schwartz hauled in a 40-yard TD pass to help the Bison maintain control of the game.
The Bison host Mid-Suburban West foe Barrington at 7:30 p.m. next Friday in Week 2.
Hersey 35, Zion-Benton 23: A big play at the end of the first half helped the visiting Huskies to a nonconference win.
With Hersey leading 14-10, a recovered fumble gave the Huskies the ball back with 0.1 seconds left before intermission.
Quarterback Ryan Justice made good use of that sliver of time, finding Kacper Rutkiewicz on a 25-yard TD strike as Hersey took a 21-10 lead into halftime.
"It was big," said Hersey coach Joe Pardun. "We had some momentum before, but that really helped us extend it."
Vince Carso scored twice in the first half, Luke Picchiotti had a rushing touchdown in the third quarter for the Huskies, and Caleb Havel caught another TD pass from Justice.
"We had some 'young' errors, but our seniors did what we needed them to do," Pardun said. "(Zion-Benton) has a really nice backfield. We had a hard time keeping their QB in the pocket, and that No. 25 (Jordan Chisum), he's really something.
"It's great to get this group off to a good start."
The Huskies will be on the road in Week 2, with a contest against MSL West opponent Fremd which will count as a nonconference game.