Glenbard North shuts out Lake Park

  • Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown Friday in the first quarter of the Panthers' 28-0 win at Lake Park.

      Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown Friday in the first quarter of the Panthers' 28-0 win at Lake Park. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's Paulie Robertson shuts down the gap short of the end zone for Lake Park's Micah Flagg to run through in the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Glenbard North's Paulie Robertson shuts down the gap short of the end zone for Lake Park's Micah Flagg to run through in the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's quarterback Brian Patton hands-off the ball to wide receiver Desmond Horton for short yardage in the varsity football matchup against Glenbard North at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Lake Park's quarterback Brian Patton hands-off the ball to wide receiver Desmond Horton for short yardage in the varsity football matchup against Glenbard North at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's Jake Cicero hauls in a second quarter pass play despite pressure from Lake Park's defense during the varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Glenbard North's Jake Cicero hauls in a second quarter pass play despite pressure from Lake Park's defense during the varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's quarterback throws downfield under extreme pressure from Lake Park's Tyler Michelini which causes an interception in the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Glenbard North's quarterback throws downfield under extreme pressure from Lake Park's Tyler Michelini which causes an interception in the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's running back Denhim Betney straight arms Lake Park's Ryan Prochaska and gains yardage in the second quarter of varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Glenbard North's running back Denhim Betney straight arms Lake Park's Ryan Prochaska and gains yardage in the second quarter of varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown despite pressure from Lake Park's defense in the second quarter of varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Glenbard North's Denhim Betney dives into the end zone for a touchdown despite pressure from Lake Park's defense in the second quarter of varsity football at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Gabe Christopher fights off Glenbard North's Bremen Campbell on this pass play in the second quarter at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Lake Park's Gabe Christopher fights off Glenbard North's Bremen Campbell on this pass play in the second quarter at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Lake Park's Ryan Prochaska gets a personal foul for holding on to the jersey of Glenbard North's Shea Gaffney during this pass play in the first quarter of the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday.

      Lake Park's Ryan Prochaska gets a personal foul for holding on to the jersey of Glenbard North's Shea Gaffney during this pass play in the first quarter of the varsity football matchup at Lake Park High School on Friday. Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
By Dick Quagliano
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 4/2/2021 9:37 PM

Glenbard North running back Denhim Betney likes to hide.

"I like running behind those big guys," said Betney, who is 5-foot-7. "I love those boys. It starts with them before it starts with me. I try to get yards when I can get it."

 

Betney carried the ball 34 times for 119 yards and 3 touchdowns as Glenbard North blanked Lake Park 28-0 Friday in Roselle.

"We had less errors tonight," Glenbard North coach Ryan Wilkins said. "We really worked Denhim (Betney) hard today. We didn't break any long ones. We just kept control of the ball."

Glenbard North (1-2, 1-2), running its double tight end offense, was able to hold the ball for 64 plays to Lake Park's 36. Ryan Yabi, Paulie Robertson, Jhon Camacho-Noriego, Caden Miller and Miguel Galvez, along with tight ends Tyler Sworst and Jake Cicero, kept the Lancers' offense off the field.

"We want power football," said Cicero, who also caught 4 passes for 78 yards. "We really controlled the tempo and that's what we like to do."

Glenbard North had a pair of long touchdown drives in the first half.

The first came on the Panthers' opening offensive series. They went 70 yards in 9 plays with Betney scoring on a 5-yard run to make it 7-0.

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Glenbard North followed that early in the second quarter when they went on an 11-play, 71-yard drive. Again Betney capped off the drive, this time from two yards out to make it 14-0.

Lake Park (0-3, 0-3) had its lone scoring chance when the Lancers were able to move the ball to the Glenbard North 1-yard line. But the Panther defense, led by Davis Petty, Anthony Lopez, Colin Gudella, Ivan Martinez and Samuel Smith, turned them away.

"We just saw what they were doing off of film and adjusted to that," said Petty, who had an interception and fumble recovery. "Our intensity has really picked up, especially in practice."

The remainder of the Panthers' scoring drives came thanks to their defense and short fields.

Betney scored his third touchdown of the day after a strip sack and fumble return gave the Panthers the ball on the Lake Park 18.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

After a short punt by Lake Park gave the Panthers the ball at the Lake Park 44, Justin Bland raced 24 yards for a touchdown to make it 28-0.

"The defense played real well," Wilkins said. "These last two games they have really shut them down."

Jason Kradman, who took over the head coaching reins this season at Lake Park, said his team didn't back down.

"We were going up against a physical squad that likes to run the ball," Kradman said. "I think our team played extremely well, especially on the defensive side of the ball. We put our defense in a hole multiple times with mistakes and they turned them away on multiple drives."

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