Bartlett hands South Elgin 1st loss, ties for UEC lead

  • Bartlett's Tyler Rivelli (20) carries the ball against South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Tyler Rivelli (20) carries the ball against South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) returns a kickoff against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) returns a kickoff against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) returns a kickoff against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) returns a kickoff against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett students cheer on their team against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett students cheer on their team against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett takes the field before kickoff against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett takes the field before kickoff against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Cristopher Mejia-Gomez (14) carries the ball against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Cristopher Mejia-Gomez (14) carries the ball against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) catches a pass for a touchdown against South Elgin's Anthony Viscuso (4) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) catches a pass for a touchdown against South Elgin's Anthony Viscuso (4) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Corve King (11) carries the ball against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Corve King (11) carries the ball against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) carries the ball for a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) carries the ball for a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) carries the ball for a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) carries the ball for a touchdown against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with Tyler Rivelli (20) against South Elgin Friday in Bartlett.

    Bartlett's Jordan Snyder (21) celebrates after scoring a touchdown with Tyler Rivelli (20) against South Elgin Friday in Bartlett. Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) runs after the catch against South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Mathew Young (81) runs after the catch against South Elgin's Shiking Marshall (19) at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Max Nordlund (37) and Nathan Tomaso (57) tackle South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz.

    Bartlett's Max Nordlund (37) and Nathan Tomaso (57) tackle South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz. Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Max Nordlund (37) celebrates after intercepting a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Max Nordlund (37) celebrates after intercepting a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) throws a pass against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) throws a pass against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Brenden Gran (40) hits South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) in the backfield on a pass play at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Brenden Gran (40) hits South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) in the backfield on a pass play at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) carriers the ball on a keeper against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) carriers the ball on a keeper against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Nicholas Bucaro (6) carries the ball against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Nicholas Bucaro (6) carries the ball against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) runs the ball on a keeper against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) runs the ball on a keeper against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) stands in the pocket and throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) stands in the pocket and throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) stands in the pocket and throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) stands in the pocket and throws a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) carries the ball on a keeper against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    South Elgin's Ben Karpowicz (2) carries the ball on a keeper against Bartlett at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Nicholas Mangoni (12) celebrates with Thomas Hubbard (74) after intercepting a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Nicholas Mangoni (12) celebrates with Thomas Hubbard (74) after intercepting a pass against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

  • Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) tosses the ball to Nicholas Bucaro (6) on a running play against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019

    Bartlett's Michael Priami (11) tosses the ball to Nicholas Bucaro (6) on a running play against South Elgin at Bartlett High School in Bartlett, IL on Friday, October 18, 2019 Sean King for the Daily Herald

 
 
Updated 10/18/2019 11:47 PM

The "Rivalry Bell" is staying in Bartlett for another season.

A year ago, Bartlett's football team rallied for three 4th-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner with 52 seconds remaining, to stun South Elgin, 30-25.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This time, the Hawks (7-1, 7-1) held off a valiant 2nd-half comeback attempt by the Storm (7-1, 7-1) during Friday night's 17-14 Upstate Eight Conference victory before a standing-room-only crowd in Bartlett.

"It's huge," said Hawks coach Matt Erlenbaugh. "It gives us an opportunity to become conference champions. Obviously, we've got to take care of business next week, too (against Streamwood.

"It also puts us in a better place for playoff seeding but overall this is what the kids play for. They play for this experience."

Coming into the game averaging 54 points while having given up just 7 points in as many contests, the Storm had the tables turned on them early on.

After South Elgin's opening offensive series resulted in a 3-and-out, the Hawks struck first -- and fast.

Quarterback Michael Priami (10 of 19, 73 yards) capped the 4-play, 59-yard drive with an 11-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Mathew Young, giving the Hawks a 7-0 lead.

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Junior linebacker Nicholas Mangoni helped halt South Elgin's next possession with an interception.

Eight plays later, the Hawks extended their lead to 14-0 when Jordan Snyder capped a 78-yard drive with his 9-yard TD run through the middle of the Storm defense.

"That's what we said we had to do to win -- we had to be the more physical team and we definitely were tonight," said Erlenbaugh.

On the final play of the first half, Xander Salyers booted a 25-yard field goal to give the Hawks a 17-0 lead at the intermission.

"We came out hard and hit them in the mouth," said Hawks junior linebacker Alec Palella, who led the spirited defensive effort alongside teammates Max Nordlund, Brenden Gran, Joseph Latrofa, Nathan Tomaso, Alexander Becque, Jakub Maniak, Liam Gallagher, Abel Serrato and Mangoni.

"Nobody had done that to them."

The Hawks held South Elgin to 3 first downs and 46 total yards of offense, including 7 rushing yards, in the first half.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

"They stormed us -- no pun intended," said Storm coach Dragan Teonic. "They did a great job at just coming after us. They scored on their first two drives.

"They did an awesome job schematically of confusing us in the first half."

That changed in the second half.

South Elgin got on the board midway through the third quarter on a 21-yard TD run by sophomore quarterback Ben Karpowicz (12 of 24, 108 yards).

Karpowicz added another touchdown run -- a 2-yard keeper -- as the Storm narrowed the gap to 17-14 with 4:51 remaining.

South Elgin's defense forced a punt on Bartlett's next possession but the Hawks' Tyler Rivelli recovered a fumble on the return with 3:27 left.

The Storm had one last chance, moving from their own 19 to near midfield before Karpowicz's desperation heave fell incomplete as time expired.

"It was just heart," said Palella, who added back-to-back sacks in the second half.

"We were 4 to 1 in turnovers -- that's minus 3," said Teonic. "When you do that, you don't deserve to win."

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