Highland Park jumped ahead 21-0 and never looked back.
The Giants snapped a three-game losing streak by soundly beating host Prospect 31-7 on Sept. 15.
A 52-yard pass play from quarterback John Sakos to Giancarlo Volpentesta with 7:09 left in the second quarter was a highlight. That score combined with short touchdown runs by Tommy Motzko (1-yard) and Ryan Brincks (4-yard) put the Giants (1-3, 0-0) in control.
Brincks, who led the team in rushing (11 carries, 61 yards), also connected on a 30-yard field goal with no time left in the second quarter and added a two-yard TD run in the third quarter.
Sakos had another solid outing. He completed 11 of 15 passes for 177 yards.
Volpentesta caught three passes for 72 yards, while Noah Shutan made three grabs for 50 yards. Motzko had a 33-yard reception.
The other leading rushers were Jacob Joiner (7-47) and Jared Bloom (7-37).
Luke Baldwin led HP’s defense. The DB was in on 11 stops, intercepted a pass and recovered a fumble. He also had three pass breakups.
The other tackle leaders were Motzko (9), Brincks (8), Marcus Shaw (7), Nick Heilizer (7), Kevin Kaufman (6), Jack Finfer (5), and Spitz (5).
Motzko, Heilizer and Kaufman recorded sacks.
With the loss, Prospect slipped to 1-3 on the season.
Loyola Academy 42, St. Francis 7
Loyola made a quick statement in this one.
With 10:07 left in the first quarter, senior quarterback Quinn Boyle tossed a 50-yard touchdown pass to junior Rory Boos.
It got even easier after that as the Ramblers (3-1) claimed a 42-7 road win at Wheaton St. Francis on Sept. 15.
Boyle ended up 6-for-7 for 91 yards, while backup quarterback Jack Fallon (4-7-0, 45 yards) tossed second-quarter TD passes to Charlie Gilroy (13 yards) and Andrew Forsyth (15 yards).
The team’s other scores came on the ground on runs by Hamid Bullie (1 yard), Tyler Flores (18 yards) and Alec Brownlee (23 yards).
LA finished the game with 363 yards. St. Francis (1-3) was limited to 85 yards.
Brownlee was the game’s leading rusher (7-77). Flores gained 24 yards on three carries, while Bullie ran seven times for 28 yards. Vernon Green had 23 yards on five attempts.
The leading receivers were Boos (2-59), Gilroy (2-21) and James Joyce (2-19).
Barrington 44, Glenbrook South 24
Glenbrook South had an early lead — a field goal by Julian Aragon — against one of the top teams in the state.
But, in the end, host Barrington proved to be too much as the Titans fell from the unbeaten ranks. The undefeated Broncos scored 28 unanswered points to gain a 44-24 victory.
GBS (3-1, 0-0) had some highlights. Senior running back Savontae (21 rushes, 77 yards) had touchdown runs of 10 and four yards.
Titans quarterback Jeffery Chrones scored on a 20-yard run with 2:05 left in the third quarter. The senior finished the night with three rushes for 37 yards, while he completed 10 of 17 passes for 115 yards.
GBS’s leading receivers were Garner (2-31), Andy Sirakides (3-28), Brandon Streb (3-18) and Aidan O’Dea (1-27).
Defensively, the Titans were led by Sirakides (6 tackles), Jack Budra (5 tackles, ½ sack), Brendan Darcy (4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss), Joe Villatte (3 tackles, 1 TFL), Jalen Covington (3 tackles), Andrew Gall (3 tackles) and Ryan O’Hara (1/2 sack).
Warren 36, Lake Forest 7
Bryan Ooms 46-yard touchdown reception excited a homecoming crowd at Lake Forest on Sept. 15.
Big moments like that one, however, were hard to come by for the Scouts, who dropped a 36-7 decision to a talented Warren team (3-1).
LF (2-2. 0-2) ended the game with only 97 yards and six first downs.
Warren wound up with 21 first downs and 378 yards.
Jack Mislinski threw the TD pass to Ooms. The senior quarterback finished the game 5 of 14 for 61 yards.
LF’s leading rusher was Jacob Thomas (6-16).
On the defensive side, Eddie Scheidler came up with his second interception of the season. He also registered six tackles, including one for loss.
The other defensive leaders were John Deering (8 tackles, 1 TFL), Chris Cavalaris (6 tackles, 1 TFL), Alex Moss (6 tackles), Will Wisniewski (5 tackles), Spencer Yauch (4 tackles, 1 fumble recovery), Rylie Mills (3 tackles, 2 TFLs) and Luca Passinato (3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery).