Prospect quarterback Steve Dazzo rushed for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns and Grant DePalma rushed for two scores in a 40-7 Mid-Suburban East football victory Friday night at Rolling Meadows.
Dazzo's 61-yard run put the Knights (5-1, 2-0), who became playoff eligible with the win, up 13-0 just 5:29 into the game. But Meadows (3-3, 1-1) came back with its only score as sophomore quarterback Jack Milas hit Scott Shewmon with a 10-yard pass to cut the deficit to 13-7.
Prospect had the ball for 10½ minutes of the third quarter and scored on 82- and 67-yard drives. The defense allowed only 68 total yards until there was three minutes to play and Peter Bonahoom, Patrick Inserra, Ryan Ward and Joe Randazzo had interceptions.
BG 14, Hersey 7: Buffalo Grove won the turnover battle and ultimately the game in a hard fought 14-7 victory MSL East victory over visiting Hersey.
The Bison (3-3, 1-1) forced 3 Huskies (3-3, 0-2) fumbles and picked off 2 passes in the win, including an interception on their goal line with four seconds left.
Bison quarterback Richie Zirngibl rushed for 105 yards. Hersey running back Chris Polinski caught 11 passes for 130 yards.
Fremd 30, Hoffman 0: Fremd's dominating defense and diverse running game backed the Vikings (2-4, 1-1) to a 30-0 MSL West win over visiting Hoffman Estates (0-6, 0-2).
Running backs Justin Wallace (14 carries, 77 yards, 2 touchdowns) and Ronald Hauser (9 carries, 28 yards), and quarterback Sam Beutler (7 carries, 69 yards) paved the way for a ground attack that picked up 205 yards.
Beutler, a freshman, also tossed 2 touchdown passes to tight end Jack Konopka.
Hoffman fumbled the ball 10 times, most of them on muffed punts and errant option pitches from the quarterback.
Fremd only recovered one of the fumbles, but it held Hoffman at a huge field position disadvantage the entire second half. Fremd only started one second half possession in its own territory, and it was the final possession of the game, which began at Fremd's 48.
Elk Grove 35, Wheeling 14: Mike Wary ran for 2 touchdowns and caught one of 3 touchdown passes from Nick Meyer as Elk Grove (5-1, 2-0) became playoff eligible for the second straight year with the MSL East win.
Meyer threw for 272 yards and also had touchdown passes to Eddie Solorio and Joey Bishoff.
Wheeling (1-5, 0-2) got touchdown runs of 9 yards from Eddie Scanlon and 20 yards from quarterback Tyler Brady.
Palatine 27, Conant 10: Jim Smearman rushed for 123 second-half yards and 3 touchdowns for Palatine (4-2, 2-0) in the MSL West win. It was the Pirates' first win in 16 years at Conant (2-4, 0-2).
Glenbrook North 48, Maine West 7: Sophomore Grant Rushing rushed for a career-high 171 yards and 4 touchdowns as Glenbrook North (5-1, 2-0) posted a 48-7 victory to spoil Homecoming at Maine West (1-5, 0-2) in the Central Suburban North.