MSL has successful Friday night vs. CSL opponents
The Mid-Suburban League wrapped up a successful Friday night with itsr counterparts from the Central Suburban League. The MSL went 8-4 in their crossover games with the two conferences set to play again next Friday.
Barrington 28, New Trier 23:
Barrington revved its engines and rallied to come up with a huge win in Winnetka. The Broncos (2-1) trailed 17-14 with just over five minutes to play in the third quarter when they made their move against New Trier (2-1).
Evan Panesis tallied on a 9-yard touchdown run with 1:40 left in the third quarter to put Barrington up for good at 21-17. Quarterback Harley Thompson would then score his second rushing touchdown of the game with 8:37 left to play to give the Broncos some breathing room with a 28-17 lead.
Thomson also threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Jack Serrano.
Hoffman Estates 53, Highland Park 20:
The Hawks pulled away for what amounted to a convincing victory.
Hoffman (2-1) led 27-20 last in the first half when the Hawks made their move. Jashawn Johnson, who had 6 receptions for 90 yards and 3 touchdowns, hauled in an 18-yarder just before the end of the half to make it 34-20.
On the first possession of the second half, Aidan Cyr (13-of-18, 200 yards, 4 touchdowns) connected with Anu Ajibulu (3 receptions, 77 yards, touchdown) on a 40-yard catch and run. That set up Yashua Pettis-Taylor, who rushed for 159 yards on 13 carries, to score his second touchdown of the game and Highland Park (1-2) could never recover.
"We played real well and stopped killing ourselves," Hoffman Estates coach Tim Heyse said. "Our offensive line blocked well and we were able to build off of that."
Rolling Meadows 17, Deerfield 14:
Lucas Greazel had missed an earlier field goal and had another blocked. But the senior kicker wasn't going to let a final opportunity go awry.
Greazel drilled a 27-yard field goal with six seconds left to deliver Rolling Meadows (1-2) its first win of the season.
"Obviously I was nervous," said Greazel, who had three kickoffs for touchbacks. "My heart was racing. I had to say a quick prayer and then I got the kick up and in. It was an amazing feeling."
Ethan Groark and Michael Bingham each made a reception to move the ball down the field on passes from Evan Grace to give Greazel had his opportunity.
Meadows had taken a 14-7 halftime lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Skip Rozanski and a 20-yard touchdown run off a reverse by Groark.
Deerfield (2-1), which had tied the game at 14-14 on the first series of the second half, had an opportunity to go ahead in the final two minutes of the game. But the Warriors missed a 42-yard field goal.
"This was a great effort by our kids," Rolling Meadows coach Sam Baker said. "The first win is always the hardest. But we have that past ourselves now."
Meadows is looking for an opponent for next week. Niles West, who the Mustangs were scheduled to play, have already forfeited due to COVID restrictions. It is the second week in a row that Niles West will not play due to COVID restrictions.
Schaumburg 42, Niles North 14:
Schaumburg (2-1) won its second game in a row.
"I thought our physicality has improved," Schaumburg coach Mark Stillng said. "It has been a point of emphasis for us. We still need to finish plays better. Our depth has been good and we need to find more reps for people."
Hersey 63, Maine East 0:
Hersey continued to roll as the Huskies (3-0) had an easy time in Park Ridge.
Jimmy Makuh was efficient for Hersey. The senior was 5-of-7 for 144 yards and 4 touchdowns. Carter Hansen was 1-of-2 for 31 yards and a touchdown.
Breyden Smith, Ben Clawson, Dylan Carlquist, Josh Bontje and Griffin Cates each had touchdown catches while Brett Kersmeier, Hansen and Noah Loch each tallied on scoring runs.
Hersey's defense limited Maine East (0-4) to 1 yard rushing and 49 yards of total offense.