Junior quarterback Ben Bryant threw touchdown passes of 18 yards to Hasahn Austin and 40 yards to Brandon Fischer and Reggie Terrell rushed for two touchdowns as the Lyons Township High School football team upset Glenbard West 28-14 Saturday afternoon in Glen Ellyn.
“We took care of the football and played physically,” LTHS coach Kurt Weinberg said. “Our players did what they were coached to do and we had our big time players made plays.”
Bryant, who is being recruited by multiple Division I schools, completed 14 of 18 passes for 175 yards. Terrell, from Brookfield, had 21 carries for 48 yards and scored on runs of five and three yards out of the wildcat formation.
Defensive players Howard Willis, Mickey Brown and Jack Walton each had an interception off Glenbard West quarterback Cole Brady to quell any Hilltoppers’ rally.
LTHS remains unbeaten at 5-0 overall with a 2-0 conference mark. Glenbard West (4-1, 2-1), Oak Park and River Forest and Hinsdale Central remain in contention to win the West Suburban Conference Silver Division.
“Obviously we like where we are right now,” Weinberg said. “It was a big win in Glen Ellyn but we are focused on the road ahead and not the rear view mirror.”
Nazareth loses to Benet
Quarterback AJ Rouse completed 10 of 23 passes for146 yards and rushed 19 times for 67 yards in the Roadrunners’ 26-21 loss against Benet Academy. Cameron Weems returned an interception for a TD to put Nazareth up 7-0 in the first quarter.
Weems scored again on a 1-yard run to draw the Roadrunners within 26-21 in the fourth quarter. Rouse scored the team’s other TD on a 22-yard run in the third quarter.
Wes Lones led defensively with seven solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles and a sack.
Nazareth, the reigning Class 5A state champion, is 3-2 this season. The Roadrunners take on host Joliet Catholic Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Matt Le Cren contributed to this football coverage.