The Nazareth High School football team made history in a couple ways during Friday night’s 56-28 win against St. Patrick in an East Suburban Catholic Conference matchup. The Roadrunners hosted their first night game ever at Valenta Stadium. But, Nazareth junior Keenan Ivory-Martin made the occasion more memorable by scoring a school-record six touchdowns against the Shamrocks.
In the first half, Ivory-Martin had four rushing TDs and amassed more than 200 yards on the ground overall. He also scored a TD as a defensive player when he recovered a fumble in the end zone during the Shamrocks’ opening series.
With Nazareth leading 49-14 at halftime, Ivory-Martin struck once more on a 74-yard kickoff return for a score to begin the second half,
The Roadrunners (3-0) meet host Marian Central Catholic on Friday. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.
Junior running back Reggie Terrell scored twice in the first half to power the Lions past Proviso West 36-0 in both team’s West Suburban Conference Silver Division opener.
Terrell had 15 carries for 89 yards and sophomore quarterback Ben Bryant turned in an efficient performance, completing 9 of 13 passes for 102 yards and rushing 10 times for 106 yards. Brandon Fischer had six catches for 41 yards. LTHS had 310 yard of total offense.
LTHS (3-0) has outscored its opponents 83-20 this season, including shutout victories against Warren and Proviso West.
The Lions visit Leyden 7:30 p.m. in a conference crossover game.
Whenever Fenwick and De La Salle face each other lately, it’s been an intense, entertaining Chicago Catholic League game.
Friday night was no exception as the host Meteors pulled out a 27-20 CCL Green victory. The provided a measure of revenge for De La Salle which lost to the Friars 35-30 at Concordia University in 2014.
Fenwick senior running back/wide receiver Will Lattner turned in a terrific all-around performance against the Meteors on Friday with 14 carries for 96 yards, four receptions for 91 yards, three kickoff returns for 56 yards and two punt returns for 28 yards. He also scored on a TD run to put the Friars ahead 6-3 early in the game.
Quarterback Jacob Keller completed 12 of 27 passes for 162 yards with a touchdown and interception. Wide receiver Mike O’Laughlin (3 catches, 21 yards) and tight end Jack Henige each had a TD reception for the Friars.
O’Laughlin’s catch extended the Fenwick lead to 13-3 late in the second quarter. De La Salle scored the next three touchdowns to take a 24-13. Keller tossed a TD pass to Henige to pull the Friars within 24-20 midway through the fourth quarter. The Meteors added a field goal with less than a minute remaining in the game to secure the 27-20 win.
Fenwick (1-2, 0-1 CCL Green) finished with 26 rushes for 133 yards and 13 catches for 171 yards.
On defense, Fenwick senior Brian Doyle recorded a team-high 6.5 tackles and Patrick Kenny had 5.5 tackles. Ryan Chapman (5.5 tackles) and Patrick Rafferty (4.5) tackles also led the unit. Adam Williams had a sack.
Gerald Carter ran for a game-high 111 yards to lead De La Salle (1-2, 1-0 CCL Green) and teammate Ronald Seals provided big plays with an 80-yard kickoff return to open the second half and 25-yard reception (both for TDs).
The Friars take on Loyola Academy Saturday (1:30 p.m.) at Concordia University.