The Bulldogs erased the memory of the previous week’s 61-8 nightmare of a loss to Morris by pummeling Westmont 41-13 in their Suburban Prairie (East) Conference opener on Saturday.
Westmont took an early lead on a 5-yard touchdown run, but RB (2-3, 1-0) countered by scoring five unanswered touchdowns.
Lucas Hackel, who came in to relieve starter Chris Pesek at quarterback, scored on a 9-yard run early in the first. Near the end of the frame, Hackel spent approximately nine seconds in the pocket before finding Matt Sandrick for a 33-yard touchdown. Westmont rushed just two defenders, allowing the Bulldogs ample time to zero in on a receiver.
Pesek returned to action in the second and nailed Sandrik for a 14-yard TD. The duo hooked up again on the 2-point for a penalty-laden 26-yard conversion.
The Bulldogs took a lofty 28-7 lead to end the first half when Pesek hit Oscar Reyes for a 31-yard TD. Pesek found Sandrik for the 2-point conversion.
With seconds still to go in the first half, the game was delayed an hour and half due to lightning. When play resumed, RB picked up right where it left off.
Pesek scampered for a 9-yard TD and Mike Kierney scored on a 1-yard rush in the fourth.
Pesek finished 12 of 23 for 158 yards and two touchdowns. The junior also had 66 yards rushing on nine carries. Sandrick caught five passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns, while Reyes finished with five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.
The Bulldogs host Lemont (4-1) for Homecoming this Friday night (7:30 p.m.).
A lofty win for Lions
The Lyons football team hit on all cylinders in a 38-6 blowout of Proviso West on Friday night in LaGrange.
Neal Loftus did the running, while Mike Collins did the swiping. Loftus finished the night with 138 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. The senior scampered for a 22-yard TD in the first half to give his team a 17-6 lead.
Collins snagged three interceptions for the Lions, who are now a perfect 3-0 in the West Suburban (Silver) Conference and 3-2 overall.
Lyons travels to Leyden for a non-conference game this Friday (7:30 p.m.).
LT still perfect in WSC
Tim Markham’s two goals led the Lyons Township soccer team to its third straight West Suburban (Silver) Conference victory when the Lions edged Glenbard West 3-1 on Thursday.
Ben Gabric knocked in a goal in the second half for the the Lions (9-1-1 overall).
Lyons had no trouble dispatching another WSC foe on Sept. 20. This time the Lions shutout Proviso West 7-0 with an onslaught of different scorers. Kyle Luetkehans, Markham, Bob Marinov, Bill Barrett, Tim Haulek, and Craig Krzyskowski all found net for the Lions.
Lyons travels to Oak Park and River Forest tomorrow (Thursday, 4:30 p.m.) for another conference game. The Huskies are currently 9-3-2 overall and have notched wins against previously ranked teams Hinsdale Central and Leyden.
RB splashes to second place
The Riverside-Brookfield swim team took the York Invitational by storm on Saturday, finishing second only to Latin.
The Bulldogs swam to 214 points, just two shy of the leaders’ total. The host rounded out third place with a 177 in the nine-team meet.
Meghan St. John led RB with a first place finish in the 500-yard freestyle.