Football roundup: Lions cruise past Sandburg

Nazareth, Fenwick football teams eager for action after forfeit win in opener

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By Marty Farmer

Sports Editor

Lyons Township senior quarterback Ben Bryant appeared as good as advertised in the Lions' 33-22 win against Sandburg on Friday, Aug. 25 in Willow Springs. Regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the state, the Cincinnati-bound Bryant completed 21 of 30 passes for 235 yards and four touchdowns.

Bryant threw a pair of TD passes to senior Nathan Rusk (5, 50 yards), with Bryce Moskiewicz and Louis Banda adding a touchdown reception apiece to push LTHS out to a 27-7 halftime advantage.

The Lions host Hinsdale South on Friday, Sept. 1 in a West Suburban Conference crossover game. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Bennett Field.

Roadrunners ready for De La Salle

The Nazareth Academy and Fenwick High School football teams should win plenty of games and contend in their respective conferences this season.

While many challenges remain on the schedule for both teams, the Roadrunners and Friars didn't even break a sweat (literally) as Dunbar and Bowen each took a forfeit loss against Nazareth and Fenwick, respectively.

The Roadrunners face visiting De La Salle Friday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m. Nazareth will be holding its Senior Night at Valenta Stadium. While the Meteors should provide a good test for Nazareth, the latter is loaded with talent on both sides of the ball. 

Quarterbacks Zach Stevens and Bobby Grimes are both capable of leading the Roadrunners to success. Dual-threat running back/wide receiver David Oglesby and a strong offensive line also make the Roadrunners formidable.

Seniors Isaiah Lee and Austin Reifsteck lead Nazareth's defense.

Friars meet Moline 

Fenwick (1-0) faces visiting Moline on Friday, Sept. 1 at Triton College. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

The Friars hope to remain undefeated after Friday's game, particularly with an early showdown looming against Montini on Friday, Sept. 8 in Lombard.

Offensively, the Friars are led by all-state wide receiver Michael O'Laughlin and offensive lineman Austin Glazier (committed to Fordham). Quarterbacks George Lagios and Danny Cronin, along with running back Jason Ivery, look to fill the void left by Jacob Keller and Conner Lillig, who are playing college football at Northern Iowa and Illinois, respectively.

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