The Riverside-Brookfield High School football team likes to play up-tempo, fast football. Consequnetly, Friday’s cold, rainy conditions were far from ideal when the Bulldogs took on host St. Edward. While weather was a factor to a point, both teams played in the same unpleasant conditions and St. Edward earned a convincing 33-7 win over the Bulldogs.
Matt Chapp returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 19.8 seconds left in the first quarter for RBHS (1-2). He also had 11 carries for 73 yards and four receptions for 20 yards. Early in the season, he has established himself as the Bulldogs’ most versatile scoring threat. Ryan Swift, the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback who was injured last week, came off the bench to complete 6 of 17 passes for 33 yards.
Defensively, Jeremiah Clarkson had an interception for RBHS.
Leading 21-7 at halftime, St. Edward tacked on 12 points in the second half to notch its 33-7 Metro Suburban Conference crossover win. Dwayne Allen rushed for over 200 yards and scored twice on 43 carries for the Green Wave (3-0).
“We couldn’t finish drives,” RBHS coach Brendan Curtin said. “We’re a team built on speed and had a difficult time adjusting to the weather conditions.”
The Bulldogs failed to score twice inside the red zone in the second quarter.