Mario Triplet saved the day for the RB football team on Saturday. With the scored tied 20-20, Triplet, who was not on the punt return team the week prior, blocked a Fenton punt late in the fourth quarter, recovered the ball and scampered 18 yards for the game-winning touchdown. The Bulldogs, who were only able to run two plays on offense in the first quarter and who trailed 14-0 at halftime, came away with a 28-20 Suburban Prairie (East) Conference victory.
Chris Pesek hit Mike Razneiwski for a 10-yard touchdown in the third period to finally get the Bulldogs on the board. With the 2-point conversion thwarted, RB trailed 14-6.
But Pesek burrowed in from a yard out with 7:09 left in the third, and then found Matt Sandrik for the 2-point conversion to tie things up 14-14 going into the fourth.
Louis Avila put the Bison back on top with a 24-yard TD run. The extra-point was no good.
Pesek (25 of 44, 355 yards) found Razneiwski for a 28-yard TD with 2:10 left in the game, before Triplet’s heroics.
Fenton’s Brent Baker scored his team’s first two touchdowns?”a 5-yard run and a 57-yard run.
RB receivers were busy all afternoon. Oscar Reyes finished with 12 catches for 128 yards, while Razneiwski snagged five for 122 yards and Sandrik six for 90.
With an overall record of 3-4, the Bulldogs must win their last two games to have a chance at postseason play. The team hosts Elmwood Park this Friday (7:30 p.m.).
Lions still devouring competition
The Lyons Township soccer team upped its record to 13-1-3 overall with a 4-0 shutout of Hinsdale South in a West Suburban Conference crossover game on Friday.
The Lions clinched the West Suburban (Silver) Conference with a perfect 6-0 record by edging York 1-0 in double overtime late last week.
Kyle Luetkehans cinched the win over York with a goal at 4:32 remaining in the extra-extra period. John Valenta racked up five saves at goalie. He now has 11 shutouts on the season.
RB doubles duo take first
Colleen Morrissey and Ruth Osbrink took first place in No. 4 doubles to help RB tennis to a two-way tie for third place (18) at the Suburban Prairie (East) tournament on Saturday.
Morrissey and Osbrink defeated Glenbard South 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
Jackie Pendola helped out the cause by finishing second in third singles. Pendola lost the title game 7-5, 7-6 to Lemont, who won the tournament outright with a score of 22. Fenton rounded out second with a 19.
LT swims into second place
The LT swim team was unable to catch the host of the Barrington Invitational on Saturday, but the Lions outswam the rest of the competition to take second place with a score of 291. Barrington outdistanced the competition with a score of 409.
Megan Kono led the Lions. Kono finished first in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:17.23. The junior also finished second in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:59.29.
Sarah Norris won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:01.65. The freshman also took third in the 200-yard individual medley for the Lions. Norris timed out at 2:19.15.
The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Norris, Lauren Swanson, Kono, and Angela Cusack finished second with a time of 3:48.71.
The Lions take on York on Thursday, before traveling to the Stagg Invitational on Saturday.
Lions advance to State again
The Lyons Township girls’ golf team advanced to the IHSA State tournament for the second year in a row by finishing third at the Naperville Sectional on Monday.
The Lions posted a team score of 329 to make the cut. Allie Marconi led the team by shooting a 78 on the par 72 Naperbrook Golf Course. Other top finishers included Heather Grant (82), Allysa Gaudio (83), Amanda Paul (86), Brittany Anselmo (90), and Treacy Beers (90).
The State finals begin this Friday at Stone Creek Golf Course downstate in Makanda.