Brian Sitzer hit it right on the button.
The New Trier running back amassed 100 rushing yards in his team’s 52-13 victory over visiting Niles West on Sept. 22.
The running game was churning all night. The Trevians wound up with 302 yards. Six of the team’s seven touchdowns came on the ground. Sitzer ran it in three times.
NT also moved the ball in the air. Quarterbacks Carson Oshsenhirt (4-for-6, 98 yards) and Reed Bianucci (2-2, 23 yards) combined for 121 yards.
The leading receiver was Anthony Nicholas (3-45), while Daniel Passeri came up with a 53-yard reception.
Oshenshirt also was effective running the ball. He carried the ball six time for 44 yards with two TDs.
Peter Murray averaged 12 yards per carry (6-72) and scored a TD.
Cameron Rosin finished with 50 yards on 13 attempts.
Defensively, Carson Kosanovich, Jacob Levy and Mike Neuhaus forced fumbles, while Zane Albrech came up with two fumble recoveries.
The leading tacklers for the Trevians (3-2, 1-0) included Levy (5), Brian Conaghan (4) and Kevin Conaghan (4).
Donovan Perkins and Brandon Kelley recorded quarterback sacks, while Murray and Brian Conaghan had tackles for losses.
Maine West 42, Glenbrook North 17
— Maine West put 28 points on the board in the first half and went on to beat host Glenbrook North 42-17 in CSL North action on Sept. 22.
Jimmy Karfis, Skyler Metzger and Dane Spengel were bright spots for GBN (3-2, 0-1). Karfis rushed for 109 yards on 20 carries and scored one touchdown.
Ethan Quayle (4 rushes, 28 yards) scored the team’s other TD.
Grant Marino had three carries for 44 yards, including a long of 49.
Metzger led the team in tackles (5 solo, 8 assists). He also had a tackle for loss.
Spengel also had a productive night: 7 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 TFLs.
The other defensive leaders were Landon Abboud (8 tackles), Alex Borczyk (7 tackles, 1 sack), Quinn Sybert (6 tackles), Michael Weingardt (5 tackles), Owen Sybert (5 tackles) and Trent Williams (5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 TFL).
Libertyville 26, Lake Forest 10
— Host Libertyville jumped out to 19-0 first-quarter lead and wound up downing Lake Forest 26-10 on Sept. 22.
The stats were fairly even. LF finished with 334 yards (124 passing, 210 rushing), while the Wildcats had 301 yards.
Junior running back Jacob Thomas had a career night: 20 carries, 124 yards.
Quarterback Jack Mislinski rushed for 68 yards on 13 attempts. He completed 16 of 31 passes for 116 yards.
Mislinski capped the night by tossing a 28-yard touchdown pass to Luke Nolan (3-41) in the fourth quarter.
The team’s other leading receivers were Ryan Marquis (4-27), Jack VanHyfte (2-20) and Ryan Cekay (3-18).
Jack Brush of the Scouts connected on a 35-yard field goal in the third quarter.
The star of the game was Libertyville running back Brendan Bazar (18-212). He had a 50-yard TD run in the first quarter. He scored from 83 yards out in the fourth quarter.