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Football: Maine South rides big second quarter to victory over Waukegan

<p>Maine South's George Sajenko tries to hold off Waukegan's Charlie Pettis on Friday evening in Waukegan. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Maine South's George Sajenko tries to hold off Waukegan's Charlie Pettis on Friday evening in Waukegan. | Kevin Tanaka/For Sun-Times Media

George Sajenko racked up 120 receiving yards in the first half of Hawks’ win. Jonah Rosenblum reports for High School Cube News

Maine South 40, Waukegan 14

THE SKINNY

Waukegan (2-7 overall, 0-5 CSL South) hung around early, but Maine South (7-2, 5-0) scored 27 points in the first 6:07 of the second quarter to take control Friday in Waukegan. The Hawks ended the night with their 65th consecutive CSL South win, downing the Bulldogs 40-14, and enter the postseason on a seven-game winning streak.

TURNING POINT

Waukegan overcame a 31-yard return by junior Dan Ellsworth to keep Maine South off the board on its first drive. The Bulldogs followed by taking a 6-0 lead on a 60-yard run by senior wide receiver Jaleel Darr-Duffie. They nearly followed with a three-and-out on defense, but Hawks senior punter Tyler Goll bobbled the snap, which worked in the Hawks’ favor as the hapless defender ran right into Goll, drawing a flag. Maine South scored on that drive and ended the half with 33 unanswered points.

THE STAR

After Waukegan did well to stop Maine South’s vaunted rushing attack early, sophomore quarterback Brian Collis stepped up. He had nine straight completions in the first half, including a string of three consecutive passes for touchdowns totaling 88 yards.

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

 

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