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Football: Maine South easily defeats Evanston

<p>Maine South's Vinny Labus (12) celebrates after returning an interception to the 4-yard line in the first quarter of Friday's game against Evanston in Park Ridge. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Maine South's Vinny Labus (12) celebrates after returning an interception to the 4-yard line in the first quarter of Friday's game against Evanston in Park Ridge. | Tim Boyle/For Sun-Times Media

The Maine South Hawks held the Evanston Wildkits to five yards of total offense in the first half. Kate Hedlin reports for High School Cube News

Maine South 35, Evanston 0

THE SKINNY

Any thoughts of an Evanston upset were put to rest early as Maine South grabbed a 21-0 lead in the opening quarter, scoring a pair of touchdowns in the first four minutes Friday in Park Ridge. Sophomore quarterback Brian Collis threw for three scores in the first half and the defense recorded its third shutout of the season. With its sixth win of the year, Maine South (6-2 overall, 4-0 CSL South) clinched a playoff berth.

TURNING POINT

Maine South was pinned deep in its own territory in the first quarter after a punt by Evanston (5-3, 1-3) forced the Hawks to start at their own 10-yard line. Collis drove his team 90 yards, connecting with junior receiver George Sargeant for a 5-yard touchdown as Maine South took a 21-0 lead. The Hawks converted two third downs on the 12-play drive.

THE STAR

Collis finished 17 of 27 for 197 yards and four touchdowns. He connected on his first seven pass attempts en route to throwing for 125 yards in the first half.

[For full game recap continue to High School Cube News]

 

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