Maine East snaps 42-game losing streak

 
By Dick Quagliano
Daily Herald Correspondent
Updated 9/3/2022 4:22 PM

It was a great night to be a Blue Demon.

Maine East broke its 42-game losing streak Friday night by beating Round Lake 13-6 in Park Ridge.

 

The Blue Demons' last win was a 16-13 victory over Schurz in the opening week of 2017.

"It was an experience," Maine East coach Bob Winkel said. "It was a long time coming. I am really happy for the kids who have been on the varsity for three years. They show up for practice every day. To get that 'W' was great for them."

Yusuf Awad scored on a seven-yard run in the second quarter and then on a 45-yard run in the third quarter to give the Blue Demons (1-1) the points they needed.

Maine West 17, Zion-Benton 0:

The Warriors won their first game of the season by blanking the Zee Bees. The game was a quickly scheduled contest after Maine West's original opponent Waukegan and Zion-Benton's original opponent North Chicago both canceled their respective games due to an on-field altercation between Waukegan and North Chicago a week ago.

On Friday, Maine West broke away from a scoreless tie at the half for the win. Tommy Delaney threw a pair of touchdown passes to Issac Pittman covering seven and 62 yards. Jason Salazar added a 25-yard field goal for the Warriors (1-1).

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St. Viator 41, Clark 0:

The Lions (2-0) rolled Friday night as they spread the wealth around. Jake VanBooven scored on a 15-yard run. Charlie Dolsen threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Michale Nix. Nicky Pastore had a seven-yard touchdown run, Dayvion Ellis had a 25-yard touchdown run.

Elk Grove 24, Hoffman Estates 14:

Elk Grove (2-0) won its first two games for the first time since 2012. The Grenadiers got a touchdown run of 12 yards and an 11-yard pass from Mitch Janczak to Garrett Ewen. The Grens also had a 44-yard interception return by Kachi Ogwu.

Hoffman (0-2) scored on 66-yard touchdown pass from Nate Cleveland to Xavier Martinez and a touchdown run by Quincy Williams.

Grayslake Central 24, Geneseo 14:

Grayslake Central (2-0) pulled away from a 14-14 tie at the half for the victory. The Rams (2-0) got first-half touchdowns from Matthew Jens on a two-yard run and a 64-yard touchdown pass from Cole Gillette to Kaiden Miller. They pulled away thanks to a 38-yard touchdown run by Miller and a 35-yard field goal by Jaydin Kante.

Grayslake North 17, Mundelein 14:

Grayslake North (2-0) built a 17-7 lead and held on for the win.

Mundelein (1-1) scored with just over two minutes to play. The Mustangs appeared to have recovered an onside kick, but were penalized for early touching on the kick. Grayslake North got a first down and ran out the clock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Earlier in the game, Grayslake North twice on separate occasions stopped Mundelein on 4th-and-goal from inside the one.

Lakes 14, Vernon Hills 13:

Lakes coach Jason Ellerman picked up his first career victory as the Eagles held on. Lakes (1-1) grabbed a 14-0 lead with a touchdown run by Amir Al Hindi (27 carries, 155 yards) and a touchdown pass by Max Bausch.

Vernon Hills (0-2) tried to come back with a pair of touchdown runs by Nolan Lazor.

Carmel 17, Lake Forest 7:

For the second year in a row Carmel knocked off the Scouts. Carmel (2-0) built a 17-0 lead and cruised home for the victory. Donovan Dey had touchdown runs of five and two yards while Benjamin Rodriguez kicked a 29-yard field goal.

Grant 24, Taft 20:

Grant (1-1) rallied from a 13-7 halftime deficit to beat the visiting Eagles. Alex Art had a 7-yard touchdown run.

Stevenson 35, New Trier 7: Matt Projansky tossed a trio of first half touchdown passes to lead the Patriots (1-1).

Projansky threw a pair of scoring passes to Ben Snider and another to R.J. Dent. Michael Maloney had a rushing touchdown in the first half as Stevenson built a 28-7 lead.

Wauconda 35, Riverside-Brookfield 21:

Connor Vanslow had 173 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Logan Pfeiffer had 4 receptions for 96 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Logan Olsen was 9-of-16 passing for 157 yards and a touchdown as the Bulldogs opened their third consecutive season with a 2-0 record.

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