Tumilty brothers, Willowbrook glow against York

By Scott Schmid
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 9/28/2018 11:24 PM

The Tumilty brothers continue to shine. And Willowbrook's football team continues to win.

With Sam having a hand in three touchdowns and Scott contributing a receiving and rushing score, the Warriors picked up a 28-14 win over York on Friday in Elmhurst.

Willowbrook is now a perfect 6-0 for the first time since 2000.

Also nearly perfect was Sam Tumilty, who rushed for 141 yards and a TD while throwing for two scores -- a 34-yarder to Deandre Holliday to kick off the scoring in the first quarter and a 7-yard corner route to Scott early in the fourth. The junior completed 14 of 18 attempts.

"We had some designed runs," Sam Tumilty said, "but in general, the offensive line and wide receivers did a great job blocking. They opened up things for me and I was able to take the opportunities to run it.

"It's really all the O-line. They are doing a great job giving me the protection I need. And our wide receivers, their route running is getting better and better."

Scott Tumilty, who finished with 7 catches for 62 yards, also jumped into the backfield and found the end zone on an 8-yard run to make the score 21-7 shortly after halftime.

"When we make a good block, they can keep going," said offensive lineman T.J. Gregory. "But even if we make a bad block, they can still find something.

"The key with our line is we all communicate. All we do is talk on the O-line."

D'onte Gholston added 54 yards rushing on 15 carries and Zoe Ericson-Staton was 4 of 4 in extra points.

"I thought we came out physical from the get-go," said Willowbrook coach Nick Hildreth. "We didn't execute in some spots so we still have things to clean up. But that's football, you aren't going to score on every possession and shutout every team."

York (2-4) received a strong performance from quarterback Danny Dunn, who scored on a 1-yard run to even the score at 7-7 midway through the second quarter. He also tossed a 32-yard touchdown to Antonio Munoz in the fourth and finished 13 of 25 for 166 yards to go along with 61 rushing yards. The Dukes also had two other long drives stall out deep in Warriors territory.

"We just have to finish," said York coach Mike Fitzgerald, whose team must win out to have a chance at the postseason. "That's the thing, we are moving it, but it's little things we have to clean up. We have to learn to finish."

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