Savontae Garner came up with the finishing touch.
His 10-yard run in overtime lifted Glenbrook South to a thrilling 27-21 victory over visiting Conant on Sept. 8.
Three games. Three wins.
The Titans used a balanced attack — 175 rushing yards, 119 passing yards — to keep their undefeated record intact.
Solid defense also was a key, as the Titans stopped Conant (1-2) on a fourth-down call in overtime.
Garner, making his first start of the 2017 season, scored three touchdowns in the contest. He finished with a team-best 63 yards on 15 carries.
Sophomore running back Andrew Gall also had a TD run. He ended up with 53 yards on 10 carries.
Senior Jalen Covington (8-36) and Jack Jerfita (4-15) also contributed to the running game.
Jeffery Chrones played well at quarterback. The senior completed 12 of 20 passes for 119 yards with no interceptions.
His favorite targets included Aidan O’Dea (3-23), Ben Hides (3-22), Charlie MacKimm (2-24) and Brandon Streb (1-27). Garner also had a 10-yard reception.
Defensively, inside linebacker Conor Nash led the way with 12 tackles. He shared a sack with Ryan O’Hara (4 tackles).
Brendan Darcy (7 tackles), Cam Gottfred (7 tackles), Anthony Savino (6 tackles), Zach Adams (6 tackles, fumble recovery), Peter Thein (5 tackles) and Andy Sirakides (interception) also made big contributions.
Glenbrook North 34, Elk Grove 24
Sparked by the 1-2 punch of Chris Heywood and Jimmy Karfis, Glenbrook North claimed a 34-24 victory over visiting Elk Grove on Sept. 8.
The Spartans are now 3-0 on the season.
Heywood, now playing quarterback, rushed the ball 28 times for 160 yards with a pair of touchdowns (a 2-yarder and a 17-yarder). He also tossed a 19-yard TD pass to Davu Keels in the third quarter.
Karfis, who missed the first two games with an injury, broke free for 141 yards on 27 carries. He had a dazzling 37-yard TD run in the second quarter. He also had a two-yard TD run just before halftime to put the Spartans ahead 21-6.
Karfis also caught a 20-yard pass.
Defensively, GBN was led by Ben Kieffer (9 tackles), Landon Abboud (8 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble), Skyler Metzger (8 tackles, 1 sack), Alex Borczyk (6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss), Michael Weingardt (6 tackles) and Dane Spengel (6 tackles, 1 TFL). Quinn Sybert had four tackles and recovered a fumble.
Barrington 36, New Trier 9
New Trier fell to 1-2 with a 36-9 setback against visiting Barrington on Sept. 8.
Junior Carson Ochsenhirt put up some nice numbers. He led the Trevians in rushing (14 carries, 98 yards), while he was 5-for-5 passing for 80 yards with a touchdown pass to Carson Kosanovich (2 catches, 47 yards). He also caught two passes for 25 yards.
Senior QB Reed Bianucci finished his night 9-for-17 with 89 yards.
In addition to Kosanovich and Oschsenhirt, NT’s other pass catches were Anthony Nicholas (4-44), Brian Sitzer (2-19), Peter Murray (2-15), Daniel Passeri (1-12) and Cameron Rosin (1-7).
Defensively, the Trevians were led by Sitzer (7 tackles, 1 pass deflection), Kosanovich (5 tackles, 1 pass deflection), Matt Mosher (9 tackles, 1 tackle for loss), Wilson MacRitchie (8 tackles), Jacob Levy (5 tackles), Kevin Conaghan (5 tackles) and Max Kaufman (4 tackles).