Recap: Schaumburg 28, Buffalo Grove 6
September, 4, 2010
By Andrew Braverman | ESPNChicago.com
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The headline-pun possibilities leap to mind: Nothing Little About Saxons' Ground Game... Saxons' Offense Leaves Little to the Imagination. However you want to size up Schaumburg running back Shepard Little is just fine with the 5-10 senior, as long as his team continues to win.
Colleen ConleyShepard Little rushed for 302 yards for the Saxsons.
"My numbers don't matter, just the numbers on the scoreboard," said Little, after rushing for 302 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns in Schaumburg's 28-6 win over visting Buffalo Grove.
"Shepard runs so extremely hard. I don't think he ever gets cheated on a carry," added Saxons' head coach, Mark Stilling. Schaumburg has now taken four straight from the Bison, and starts the season 2-0 for the first time since 2006.
Saxons' quarterback Mark Iannotti also showcased his abilities rushing for a 19-yard, first-quarter touchdown to start the scoring. The senior signal-caller then went airborne, connecting with Matt Bolger for a 33-yard touchdown pass with 6:49 left in the first half.
Buffalo Grove made it a one-score game when Mike Garrity's 7-yard pass found Kevin Tennenbaum in the corner of the end zone, but the Bison would miss the PAT and trail 14-6 at the half. Schaumburg outgained Buffalo Grove by 389 yards, allowing just 10 on the ground.
Player of the game: Schaumburg senior RB Shepard Little
Stats of the game: Little had 34 carries for 302 yards and two touchdowns and Saxsons’ QB Mark Iannotti was 10-for-13 for 97 yards passing.
It was over when: Little ran for a 50-yard touchdown with 10:18 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Quote of the night: "Did you say 300? Wow. That's the O-line doing its job. I've got nothing else to say." -- Shepard Little