West Aurora pounds Streamwood
Hezzy Slaughter, Moshe Rogers, Will Tammaru and Denver Warren were on another level against Streamwood Friday night in Aurora.
West Aurora was anointed the prohibitive preseason Upstate Eight Conference football favorite for a reason with the aforementioned quartet of athletes manning both sides of the ball.
But they are hardly the Blackhawks' only weapons.
Streamwood found out the hard way as seven different players scored for West Aurora in its third consecutive blowout victory to start the season.
West Aurora averaged almost 17 yards per play in outgaining the Sabres 486-56 during its 54-0 victory.
The Blackhawks are 3-0 overall and in the league while keeping Streamwood winless (0-3, 0-3).
Salter began the Blackhawks' latest running-clock game with 59 of his game-high 172 yards -- on a mere five touches -- on the second play from scrimmage.
Salter added his second score from 16 yards out late in the first half as the Blackhawks led 41-0 at the break.
"A big shout-out to the O-line (tackles Evan Alexandrou, Tyler Akins; guards Eddie Wilson, Ian Mooney; center Anthony Chavez and tight end Derek Dodson)," Salter said. "They worked their butts off the whole week. We never worry about the score."
Tammaru, the Blackhawks' starting quarterback who connected on all 5 passing attempts for 143 yards and a pair of scores, collaborated with Rogers, the latest three-sport star for West Aurora, from 61 yards out on the fourth play from scrimmage.
"Will is a Division-I quarterback," Rogers said. "Will threw a perfect ball. I had to break it. He comes up big for us."
"A lot of people think (Tammaru) is one of the better (Class of) 2020 quarterbacks in the state," West Aurora coach Nate Eimer said.
There is no question Warren is one of Illinois' finest juniors.
The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Miller has already orally committed to Michigan; the junior nose guard and end single-handedly disrupted the Sabres' offense.
"(Warren) controls a lot of stuff," said Streamwood coach Don Guindon, whose team managed only 35 yards' passing and 21 more on the ground in 41 offensive snaps. "Even when he doesn't make the play, he creates for their linebackers. (The Blackhawks) are going to be playing a lot of football (after the regular season)."
"I like playing inside more," Miller said. "Everybody (on defense) got after it. We had our goal: that was to dominate."
Zach Jacobson (45-yard punt return), Rhadarious Lomax (37-yard reception), Trevon Tittle (1-yard plunge), Antwone Rayford (44-yard run) and Tony Rayford (73-yard run) had the Blackhawks' other touchdowns.