A Page -- Oct. 31, 2011

Key turnovers turned in by Kevin Smith and Adam North set up St. Ignatius TD’s off short field; Tim Shenk’s field goals provide the difference; former Jesuit High standout Eric Williams earns top honor in Holy War win over St. Ed’s

Story, videos and video/audio interviews by Norm Weber

Photos by John Zuercher

LAKEWOOD -- In a game that was tied three times and had the lead change hands thrice, St. Ignatius won the 2011 edition of the Holy War with a 20-17 win over defending state champ St. Edward in front of 10,000 fans in Lakewood Stadium Saturday.

The Wildcats (8-2) used a full three-phased effort to out duel the arch-rival Eagles (7-3), with Tim Shenk’s two field goals providing the difference in points and the leverage for a home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs beginning Saturday. Both teams clinched playoff spots prior to the start of the game but a home date was on the line, among other things.

St. Edward’s Greg Kuhar (60) in the agony of defeat

One crucial statistic in this game was the turnover.  The first three touchdowns of the game were all set up by turnovers.

For most of the first half, all of the scoring and scoring threats came by way of special teams.

After Shenk missed a 49-yard field goal attempt early in the first quarter, the two clubs exchanged field goals for a 3-3 share. Shenk made good on a 29-yarder with 1:07 left in the first quarter and Jake Wilhelm dittoed it for the Eagles with a 35 yarder at the start of the second quarter.

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A 26-yard pass from Eric Williams, who earned the U.S. Marines/Rival Sports Player of the Game Award, to Conor Hennessey set up Shenk’s field goal.

Williams (3)

In the lead-up to Wilhelm’s three-pointer, Kenny Butler’s 51-yard scamper and Dwayne Aaron’s 20-yard run gave St. Ed’s a first and goal, but strong defensive effort’s by Mike Svetina on the tackle for loss and Kevin Kavalec on the sack forced the hosts into the field goal situation.

Time of possession in the second quarter was a temporary death knell for the Wildcats. After a turnover, St. Ed used a page out of the old St. Ed coach Al O’Neill’s philosophy and burned nearly eight minutes off the clock to take a 10-3 lead, which it held up until the end of the half.

To illustrate the clock imbalance further, St. Ed’s had a 10:01-1:59 advantage in time of possession in the second quarter, the first TD of the game coming on a seven-yard run by Aaron with 47 seconds left to play in the half.

Through the first half, there was only one turnover in the game and that one led to a TD, an omen on this All Souls Day weekend for what was to occur in the second half.

Another crunching statistic was yardage on the ground. St. Ed’s had 104 yards on the ground and Iggy 35 in the first half. The big play in the TD drive was a fake punt by Anthony Young, who ran for a 16-yard gain on a fourth and 11 in his own territory. Two sacks by Svetina pushed the Eagles into such a hole.

Then came the second half and the big defensive and special teams plays segueing into TD’s for the Wildcats and St. Ed’s would never see the lead again the rest of the night.

First Kevin Smith scooped up a muffed punt to transform the turnover into the short field for the Iggy offense.

Williams threw 34 yards to Tim McCoy to give the guests a first and goal at the two-yard line, leaving the Eagles’ defense reeling as any Hatfield might have. Tim McVey scored on a seven-yard run to tie the game, 10-10, with 10 minutes to go in the third quarter.


Watch post-game interview with Ignatius Student/Athlete Tim McVey (41) by clicking and downloading

Then two plays later, Adam North came up with an interception to give the Cats the short field gain, this time the guests’ offense starting out at the Eagles’ 42. Williams hit Hennessey for 15 yards and Blake Thomas for 11 before the run again proved to be the difference with McVey carrying twice to get the first and goal, the drive culminating on a Williams-to-Thomas toss for the second Iggy lead of the game.

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Ryan Fallon threw to Chris Connors for the latter’s 37th catch of the year and a school record but more important to the moment set up St. Edward’s second TD of the game, a one-yard run by Fallon.

St. Ignatius was able to dig deep into the red zone and had a first and goal, but a sack by Greg Kuhar and Lavonte Robinson at the end of the third forced Shenk into the field goal to start the fourth quarter, but a upright splitter that proved to be the game winner.

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As the top Student/Athlete in the game, Williams came a long way to get honored in such a rivalry. He played for Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon up until this season. After his father had to come to Ohio for business, it came down to St. Xavier and St. Ignatius and the Ohio City school got the nod over the Queen City one.

Willliams’ 24-yard run set up the winning field goal.


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Watch Video of Pre-game prayer with St. Ed’s President Jim Kubacki and St. Ignatius President Father Bill Murphy


St. Ed’s assistant coach Tom Cousineau

Thanks to Ignatius Assistant Coach Nick Restifo for coordinating post-game interviews



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Magnificat cross country looking for fourth straight state crown; wins Tiffin Regional

Three-time defending state champ Magnificat cross country team is State Bound again.

With a freshmen dominated group, the Blue Streak ladies earned the 4th spot to the State meet at the new National Trail Raceway course in Hebron, Ohio.

Senior Abbie Marquard led the way in 10th place overall and Junior Katie Kerr was 19th. 

 The four freshmen followed with Elise Horning in 32nd, Katie Whitmore in 47th, Victoria Meyer in 58th and Brooke McQuinn 70th.  Sophomore Gretchen Horning was 75th.  Whitmore, Meyer and McQuinn all set new personal records.

"The weather was great which was a nice sigh of relief to the young team as they covered the Tiffin course," said Mags coach Anjanette Arabian.  "The ladies went out aggressively from the start to establish a strong pace and race for place.  

"We are very proud of how they brought it all together to earn the opportunity to race at the State meet next week."


Mount Union shuffles Cards, 42-0


ALLIANCE, Ohio--Quarterback Matt Piloto and wide receiver A.J. Claycomb stepped in for injured starters to lead Mount Union to its eighth consecutive victory, 42-0, over Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein in front of 1,841 at Mount Union Stadium on Saturday.


The Purple Raiders (8-0, 7-0 OAC) rolled up 548 total yards of offense behind Piloto (Rotonda West, Fla./Lemon Bay), a junior, who stepped in when starting quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) was injured on the first series of the game. Piloto finished 16 of 22 passing for 223 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Claycomb (Medina/Medina), a senior. 


Claycomb finished with five receptions for 88 yards, as the Purple Raiders leading receiver, junior Jasper Collins (Geneva, N.Y./Geneva) did not dress with an injury.


Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) added 122 yards on 23 rushes and he scored a pair of touchdowns. Murray surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season -- he now has 1,093 yards and 14 TDs.


As a team Mount Union gained 548 total yards. Meanwhile, the nation's No. 1 rated defense held Otterbein (2-6, 1-6) to 155 total yards. The Cardinals entered the game ranked first in the OAC in passing offense (279.9 yards per game) and fourth in total offense (488.9 ypg).


Otterbein quarterback Austin Schlosser led the OAC in total offense and passing efficiency, but was held to 15 of 29 passing for 140 yards and he was intercepted three times.


Junior Alex Nicholls (Galion/Galion), senior Chris Favazzo (Blacklick/Columbus St. Charles) and senior Alex Ferrara (Independence/Walsh Jesuit) had the interceptions for the Mount Union defense. 


The Purple Raiders were held scoreless in the first quarter for the second consecutive week, then pulled away with a 28-point outburst in the second period.


Mount Union drove 93 yards in five plays following an Otterbein punt, taking a 7-0 lead on a career-long 59-yard run by junior Blair Skilliter (Curtice/Genoa) and the extra point by senior kicker Tyler Almeida (Elyria/Elyria) with 11:54 remaining in the half.


The Purple Raiders took control with by scoring three touchdowns in the final five minutes of the half. 


After the Mount Union Purple Raiders forced a three-and-out, they drove 62 yards in 12 plays with Murray finishing it off with a 4-yard run with 4:49 to go. Almeida's extra point made it 14-0.

Favazzo's interception four plays after that set up the Purple Raiders for a five-play, 26-yard drive, with Murray scoring from the 1 with 34 seconds to play. Almeida's extra point made it 21-0.


Then, freshman Ted Rosalva (Boynton Beach, Fla./American Heritage) recovered an Otterbein fumble on the ensuing kickoff, and three plays later Piloto hit junior Shannon Stewart (Bloomdale/Elmwood) from the 23 with 13 seconds remaining. Almeida again added the extra point. 


Piloto hooked up with Claycomb for two TD passes in the third quarter, covering 39 and 12 yards.


Mount Union can clinch its 20th consecutive OAC championship and a bid to the NCAA playoffs with a win next week (Nov. 5) at home against Baldwin-Wallace at 1:30 p.m.


Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s Soccer Team Beats Muskingum, 1-0, on Vandendriessche Goal

NEW CONCORD, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team defeated host Muskingum University, 1-0, this afternoon (Saturday, October 29, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match at Muskie Field.

The match also had implications on next week’s OAC Tournament.  B-W will go into the tournament as the third seed and host a quarterfinal match on Monday, October 31 at 7:00 p.m. against either Capital University, the University of Mount Union or Wilmington College depending on the outcome of today’s other contests.  The semifinals will be played on Wednesday, November 2 at the sites of the two highest remaining seeded teams. The 2011 OAC Championship Match will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the site of the highest remaining seed.

With its win, B-W enters the OAC Tournament at 15-4 overall and 6-3 in the league.  Muskingum ends its regular season at 7-11-1 overall and 2-6-1 in the OAC.

The only goal of the match came at the 71:00 mark when Yellow Jacket 3-time All-OAC senior forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina/ Senior) scored his school career-record 44 goal via an assist from freshman defender 
Vince Milner (Mayfield).

HEIDELBERG SECURES FIRST WINNING 

SEASON SINCE 1994 WITH 49-20 WIN 

OVER WILMINGTON; ST. ED'S GRAD GERMANY WOODS HAS ANOTHER BIG DAY ON THE GROUND


TIFFIN, Ohio-Sophomore running back/kick returner Cartel Brooks (Kokomo,
Ind./Galion) and sophomore second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference running
back Germany Woods (Cleveland/St. Edward) put up 100-yard rushing
games for the second consecutive week and combined for 361 of Heidelberg
University's 447 rushing yards to lead the Student Princes past Wilmington
College
, 49-20, today in an OAC game at Mayer Field in Tiffin, Ohio.  The
win was the sixth of the season for Heidelberg, which secured its first
winning record since 1994 when it went 7-3.
Germany WoodsGermany Woods

The Berg moves to 6-2 overall and 5-2 in the OAC.  Wilmington falls to 0-8
overall and 0-7 in the OAC.

The Student Princes put up 400 rushing yards for the second consecutive week
following a school-record 456-yard performance at Marietta, and totaled a
season-high 662 yards of offense in just under 26 minutes of possession.
The Berg is averaging 268.9 rushing yards per game in 2011.

Heidelberg scored 14 points in each of the first three quarters and added
another score in the final period.

Brooks averaged 12.9 yards per rush with a game-high 181 yards on just 14
carries, including touchdown runs of 10 yards and one yard, and an
82-yarder, one short of his season long.  Woods totaled 180 yards on 19
carries and eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season.
He also scored on runs of 23 yards and one yard.

Woods has rushed for 100 yards or more in six of eight games this season and
in 10 of his last 12 contests dating back to 2010, and has 2,127 career
rushing yards in just 18 games.  His 1,093 yards this season already bests
last year's total by 59.

Despite an explosive ground attack, freshman quarterback Michael Mees (North
Ridgeville) threw for 215 yards-his third 200-yard passing game of the
season-on nine-of-14 passing and had TD passes of seven and 76 yards to
senior wide receiver James Sheahan (Painesville/Lake Catholic) and junior
wide receiver Mario Escalante (Highland Heights, Ky./Newport Central
Catholic), respectively.

Woods opened the scoring with his 23-yard scamper with 8:15 to play in the
first quarter to cap a lengthy, eight-play and 87-yard drive.  Junior kicker
Dan Kilger (Novi, Mich./Novi) added the point-after-touchdown for a 7-0
lead.

The Quakers answered right back, going 69 yards in nine plays on a drive
that took 5:28.  Tyrell Richardson tallied 67 of his team-high 82 rushing
yards on the drive, including a four-yard TD rush.  Max Gabbard's extra
point tied the score, 7-7, at the 2:41 mark of the opening period.

A Mees 37-yard pass to Sheahan set up the Berg's next score, a 10-yard run
by Brooks with 1:30 on the clock.  Kilger's PAT gave the Student Princes a
14-7 lead.

In the second quarter, Wilmington again tied the score, 14-14, with just
under 12 minutes to play when quarterback Brandon Arehart found Kyle Akers
open for a 22-yard TD pass.  Gabbard's PAT was good.

The Quakers would not score again until late in the fourth quarter.

After trading possessions, Heidelberg traveled 86 yards in 11 plays and took
the lead for good at 21-14 when Woods scored his second TD of the day with
2:16 to play in the first half.  The drive spanned 4:17.

The Berg took a 28-14 lead into halftime on the last play from scrimmage of
the first half when he found Sheahan for a seven-yard scoring strike.
Kilger added the extra point.

On its first possession of the third quarter, the Tri-Color took over at its
own four-yard line, but a 22-yard rush by Woods moved the offense toward
midfield before Mees hooked up with Escalante, increasing the lead to 35-14.
Kilger again provided the PAT.

On Heidelberg's very next drive, Brooks rushed on all five plays to total 91
yards before scoring on a one-yard plunge.  Kilger's PAT moved the Student
Princes out in front, 42-14.

With a healthy lead, fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett inserted freshman
Colin Bultinck (Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson) under center to start the fourth
quarter.  On Bultinck's first drive at quarterback, freshman running back
Jake Jarbo (Gratis/Valley View) led the offense on a three-play, 47-yard
scoring jaunt in under one minute, tallying all 47 yards himself and scoring
his first career TD from two yards out.  Kilger's extra point gave the Berg
its largest lead of the day at 49-14.

Wilmington closed the gap to the 49-20 final score with only 6:53 to play
when Arehart hit Malcolm Heard with a 66-yard TD strike on the first play of
the drive.  Gabbard made the PAT.

The Berg was led defensively by senior defensive lineman Jacob Mitchell
(Wyandotte, Mich./Wyandotte) with a season-high 12 tackles, including four
for loss and two sacks.  Junior defensive lineman Stephen Fejedelem
(Ravenna) notched 10 tackles with two coming behind the line of scrimmage.
Six more Student Princes had six or more stops, including senior linebacker
Andy Fadenholz (Grafton/Keystone), who recorded a season-high 2.5 sacks.

Sheahan led the 'Berg offense with three catches for 63 yards, while
Escalante hauled in two passes for a team-high 92 yards.


Fourth Quarter Opponent Surge Gives Hiram College Football Loss Against The College of Wooster

 

October 29, 2011

 

HIRAM, OHIO – Three College of Wooster touchdowns in the fourth quarter would be the difference maker as the Hiram College football team fell to the Fighting Scots, 35-14, tonight (Saturday, Oct. 29) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game and the first ever night game at Charles A. Henry Field. [Game Stats]

 

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC. The Fighting Scots improve to 3-5 overall and 2-2 NCAC.

 

Wooster scored the only points in the first half beginning with a 14-yard touchdown run by quarterback Brett Frongillo that capped an 11-play, 99-yard drive with under a minute to go in the first quarter to give the Scots a 7-0 edge after the first stanza. Wooster added to its lead with another score in the second period on a five-yard TD run by Robert Flagg to imcrease the deficit to 14-o at halftime.

 

On Hiram’s first series of the third quarter, the Terriers drove to the Wooster 16-yard line, but the drive would end on a fourth down play, giving the ball back to the Scots in their own territory. On the very first play for Wooster, Frongillo’s pass was ripped from the arms of the Scot receiver by Hiram senior defensive back Dominick Harper (Akron/Kenmore) who would later fumble the ball on the same play, but was recovered by fellow senior defensive back Mike Brown (Cleveland/Glennville) at the Wooster 20-yard line. Hiram capitalized on the turnover six plays later when sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanna’s (Ashtabula/Edgewood) pass was tipped in the endzone, but fell into the hands of sophomore wideout Richard Simpson (Kissimmee, Fla./Gateway) for the TD and narrowed the gap to 14-7 with 6:28 left to play in the quarter. On the next Wooster possession, the Scots again turned the ball over on a fumble that was recovered by senior two-time All-NCAC linebacker Jon Hull (Buford, Ga./Mill Creek) at the Wooster 39-yard line. The Terriers again turned the Wooster turnover into points on a 34-yard TD completion from Hanna to freshman wide receiver Jeff Schofield (New Smyrna Beach, Fla./New Smyrna Beach) to tie the game at 14-14 after three quarters of play.

 

Wooster’s ensuing possession carried over into the fourth quarter and ended with a 23-yard TD scamper by Frongillo to break the tie, 21-14, with 14:11 left to play. Following a three-and-out by Hiram on its next drive, Wooster padded its lead thanks to a one-yard TD run by Flagg that was set up by an earlier 63-yard run by Flagg on the previous play, to give the Scots a more comfortable 28-14 advantage with 10:50 to go. Wooster forced the Terriers into another three-and-out and sealed the game with its third straight scoring drive which lasted 13 plays and 7:18 and ended in a three-yard scoring run by John Battaglia as the Scots went on to claim the 35-14 victory.

 

Wooster had 463 yards of total offense (383 rushing and 80 passing) and was led by Frongillo who rushed for a game-high 207 yards on 20 carries and had two TD. He also completed nine-of-21 passes for 80 yards and had two interceptions. Flagg finished the game with 17 carries for 156 yards and a pair of TDs. Cameron Daniels led the Wooster receivers with three catches for a game-high 40 yards. Defensively, Brendon Taylor had a game-high 15 tackles (six solo and nine assists) to go along with a sack and 2.5 tackles for loss. Quinton Howard was second with 10 stops (five solo and five assists).

 

Hiram finished the game with 190 yards of offense (105 rushing and 85 passing) and was led by junior running back Chris Austin (Cleveland/Glenville) with 43 yards on 12 carries. Hanna completed 10-of-23 passes for 85 yards with two TD and two interceptions. He also rushed for 41 yards in 22 carries. Simpson ended the game with a team-high five catches for 21 yards and a TD. Schofield had two receptions for a team-best 37 yards and a score. Defensively, sophomore defensive back Josh Peacock (Carson City, Nev./Carson) had a team-high 14 tackles (three solo and 11 assists), including an interception. Fellow sophomore defensive back Tyler Williams (Ravenna/Rootstown) was second with 12 tackles (one solo and 11 assists) and Hull posted 11 tackles (three solo and eight assists) to go along with a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

 

Hiram will travel to Meadville, Pa. for a NCAC matchup against Allegheny College on Saturday, Nov. 5. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.


Yellow Jacket Swimming & Diving Teams Open Season with a 


Victory  Versus Wilmington

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each opened the 2011-12 season as they defeated Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College today (Saturday, October 29, 2011) in the B-W Natatorium in the Lou Higgins Recreation Center.

The Yellow Jacket men defeated the Quakers, 138-87, and the B-W women also beat Wilmington, 126-101.

Mentor High alumna Carli Dugan

The Yellow Jacket men were led by senior swimmer Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peters) who won the 50 yard freestyle in a time of 22.66, the 100 yard freestyle in 50.58, and was a member of the 200 yard medley relay team along with sophomores Ryan Stover (Napoleon) and Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson), and junior Chris Tuttle (North Royalton) in a time of 1:45.31. Along with Null, junior diver Tony Tijerina (Defiance/ Napoleon) won the 1-meter voluntary and optional dives with scores of 178.00 and 132.55.

The B-W women were led by four-time NCAA Division III All-American junior diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) who won the 1-meter optional event with 272.70 points and captured the 1-meter voluntary event with 186.90 points.

In addition to Pinter, sophomores Angela Musille (Canton/ GlenOak), Emma Gerdes (Avon) and junior Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth). Musille won the 500 yard freestyle in a time of 5:33.74, the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:10.62, and was a part of the first place 200 yard medley relay that finished with a time of 1:57.69. The winning 200 yard medley relay team included Musille, Gerdes, sophomore Caitlin Wilson (Wycombe, Pa./ Council Rock North), and freshman Kayla Eyster (Canton, Mich./ Plymouth-Canton). Along with the relay, Gerdes placed first in the 100 yard backstroke in 1:04.50. Richards finished first in the 50 yard freestyle with a time of 26.58. She also was a part of the first place finishing 200 yard freestyle team that also included sophomore Amelia Kopinsky (Seville/ Cloverleaf), senior Danielle Miller (Van Wert), and freshman Carli Dugan (Mentor).


Spartan Defense and Ground Game Lead the Way to 6-0 Win on Seniors’ Day versus UAA Rival Chicago

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University football team grinded out 201 yards on the ground and stopped a pair of drives deep in its own territory to defeat University Athletic Association rival University of Chicago (Ill.), 6-0, on Seniors' Day at Case Field.

The Spartans (7-1 overall, 1-0 UAA) have won six in a row and now hit the road for a pair of crucial conference games starting with Washington University in St. Louis next Saturday, November 5 at 12:00 p.m. (CDT).

Chicago sees a three-game win streak snapped and falls to 5-3 and 0-1 in the UAA.


Holy Name alumnus Dale English totaled 10 tackles, including four for loss, with 1.5 sacks.

The Spartans stopped the Maroons on fourth-and-goal from the two with 4:42 remaining and on fourth-and-10 from the 14 with :50 left on the clock. Case's defense, ranked 17th in all of NCAA Division III against the run (90.6 yards per game), helped pad those stats holding the Maroons to just three yards rushing on 23 carries.

For the game, sophomore running back Kenny Riordan<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/riordan%20kenney%207jqy> (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) rushed for a career-high 103 yards on 17 carries (6.1 ypc), while freshman RB Manny Sicre<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/sicre%20manny%20e4yr> (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) totaled 83 yards on 20 carries.

Defensively, senior tackle Dale English<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/english%20dale%206s4r> (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) recorded 10 tackles, including four for loss, with 1.5 sacks – moving just a half-sack shy of tying the school record. Senior linebacker Jacob Adams<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/adams%20jacob%20lllj> also posted 10 tackles with a half-sack and a blocked field goal.

After forcing Chicago three-and-out on the game's opening drive, the Spartans scored on their first possession as senior placekicker Daniel Vasil<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/fball/2011-12/bios/vasil%20daniel%20wwlw> (Erie, Pa./McDowell) booted a 33-yard field goal to cap a five-play, 45-yard drive at the 10:45 mark. Riordan opened the drive with a season-best 45-yard rush.

Several possessions later, Case turned the ball over when linebacker Schuyler Montefalco intercepted a pass and returned it 51 yards for the apparent go-ahead touchdown. But, a taunting penalty negated the score and placed the ball at the Spartan 20.

After being pushed back with negative plays, the Maroons were able to convert a long fourth down and eventually attempted a 20-yard field goal, but Adams picked up his second career block to end the drive.

Case then marched 74 yards on 12 plays and scored three again as Vasil connected for a 29-yard field goal with 9:54 left before half.

Chicago threatened on its next possession, but saw the drive ended on fourth-and-one as English stuffed a rushing attempt by Maroon fullback Zak Ross-Nash.

Neither side generated much offense the rest of the half, and the Spartans led 6-0 at the break.

The third quarter was more of the same, despite a pair of field goal attempts for Case. However, the first was blocked by cornerback Emmett Carrier and the second was missed wide.

Chicago was led by wide receiver Dee Brizzolara with 103 receiving yards on five receptions. Linebacker Danny Polaneczky totaled a game-high 15 tackles.

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