Lake Zurich rolls to 5th win
The word came on Monday. It was announced that the versatile Jack Moses, would start at quarterback for Lake Zurich on Homecoming Friday against Mundelein.
"I was pretty excited,'' Moses said. "I've been prepared for this. I wasn't nervous tonight. Just excited."
It took all of five plays for Moses and the Bears to dent the scoreboard. One of his runs went a dozen yards. The other one was a 6-yard scoring play by the junior.
The running clock ignited. Lake Zurich's defense tossed a shutout. Moses threw touchdown passes. The Bears (5-2, 4-2) became playoff eligible with a decisive 42-0 romp over the Mustangs.
Moses agreed the play that ignited his offense came on special teams. Bryan Sanborn blocked a Mundelein punt and teammate Luke Dwyer scooped it up and ran 5 yards to open the second quarter scoring.
"I noticed before that the punter from Mundelein ran right,'' Sanborn said. "So on his second punt, I saw him again and this time, I broke right and blocked it."
"That block really got us going,'' Moses added.
Moses' (9-for-12, 216 yards) first big scoring play came on a 37-yard scoring pass to Jake Bailey. It was 21-0 at halftime.
Five plays into to the third quarter another touchdown went up on the board. It went to Jack Dwyer and it was good for 59 yards. His final TD toss went to Michael Gallus and it was good for 25 yards.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Lake Zurich quarterback Matt McGraw also used Gallus, this time for a 12-yard TD toss.
Lake Zurich had an interception from Jack Fabbrini and a fumble recovery from Vinnie Panico.
Mundelein quarterback Isaac Wellman completed 8 passes and ran for another 32 yards.
Mundelein's best drive came when the reserves were in. It was a 16-play drive that marched from the Mustangs' 25-yard line to the Bears' 20.