High School: Lyons Township
The Hilltoppers' Avery Balogh ran for three touchdowns, and the defense intercepted Lyons quarterback Connor Onion three times.
“[Balogh] has been outstanding every game,” Glenbard West coach Chad Hetlet said. “He’s worked his tail off to make himself the player he is, and I’m proud of him.”
Balogh got Glenbard West (3-0) on the board on its first possession, sprinting 41 yards for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead. He followed that with a 39-yard run late in the first quarter to put the Hilltoppers up 14-0.
Leading 17-3 at halftime, the Glenbard West defense pitched a shutout in the second half with three interceptions. Balogh added to his night with a 50-yard touchdown run at the end of the third quarter for a 24-3 lead.
“That team is just better than us. They showed it in every facet of the game,” said Lyons coach Kurt Weinberg, whose team dropped to 1-2. “But I don’t know if there’s any team in the state that’s had a tougher first three games than us (losses to Downers Grove South and Glenbard West and a win over Stevenson).”
Andy Frye contributed to this report.
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1) South Elgin backup quarterback Zach Gross stepped in for the Storm and provided 114 passing yards, 95 rushing yards and four touchdowns in the team’s 48-0 win over Lake Park.
2) Plainfield North’s Kapri Bibbs rushed for 177 yards and five touchdowns in his team’s 47-6 win over Plainfield East.
3) Stevenson’s Stephen Salata caught six passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 24-7 win over Warren.
4) Glenbard West senior Nick Burrello accounted for three of the touchdowns in the Hilltoppers’ 28-7 win over Hinsdale Central. He scored on runs of 24 and 44 yards and returned a 90-yard kickoff.
5) Thornton running back Damien Bell continued his big season, rushing for 183 yards and two touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 27-24 overtime win over Andrew. He has 529 yards and six touchdowns on the year.
1) Simeon defensive back Darius Scott intercepted two Morgan Park passes for touchdowns as the Wolverines rolled 48-16 in the marquee Public League match up.
2) Glenbard North safety Sean Fogarty provided the game’s only score against Naperville North when he returned an interception for a touchdown. He also had another interception.
3) Barrington’s Ben LeCompte had three interceptions in the Broncos’ 35-14 win over Hersey.
4) Lake Zurich linebacker JJ Raffelson sacked North Chicago’s quarterback twice, including a safety, in the Bears’ 36-0 win.
5) Vernon Hills’ defense posted its third consecutive shutout with a 47-0 win over Lakes. The Cougars have out-scored opponents 148-0 this season.
1) Glenbard North 10, Naperville North 3: The Panthers’ defense came up huge in this upset win. It held Naperville North three times in the second half on fourth-down attempts in the red zone.
2) Lyons 38, Downers Grove North 28: The Lions remained undefeated thanks to sophomore Matthew Harris. He returned a kickoff for an 88-yard touchdown and intercepted a fourth-quarter pass that led to the game-winning touchdown.
3) Waukegan 34, Maine West 33: The Bulldogs prevailed in the Central Suburban League crossover battle behind the play of quarterback Reggie Richter and his four touchdown passes.
4) Loyola 21, Providence 7: The Ramblers avenged last season’s loss to the Celtics in the Catholic League meeting. Loyola’s defense contained Providence, and Malcolm Weaver threw his seventh and eighth touchdowns of the season in the win.
5) Metea Valley 39, East Aurora 6: The Mustangs won their first varsity game in school history. Tre’Sean Mackey led the way as he ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns on 13 carries.