Gordon shuts out by St Laurence

Hand Off! Photo Credit: Steve Stearns

PHOTOGRAPHY BY STEVE STEARNS

It was a tough day at the office for Gordon. The Rams (1-2) were shutout last Saturday by St. Laurence(2-1) 14-0 and limited to only 117 yards of total offense at Luther North.

“They are a tough bunch of hard-nosed kids,” said Gordon head coach Bill Jeske about his division rivals from the South side. “They are tough kids. They did a great job in pursuit (on defense). They worried about our quarterback and did a good job.”

“Their offense has been very potent,” admitted St. Laurence head coach Jim Grannan. “We put in some key kids both ways(on offense and defense) and the kids really executed. They did what they are supposed to do. The quarterback is a very good player.”

Steve Fiorella scored twice for St Laurence rushing for 105 yards on 36 carries. The Vikings did a good job of controlling the clock running 51 plays while Gordon committed three turnovers.

“I think he is a stud,” said Jeske who was impressed with the performance of Fiorella. “He was tremendous last year. He is their everything(on offense). He takes to that role.”

The Vikings missed two field goals in the first half while limiting Gordon to only 43 yards on offense.

St. Laurence began the second half with a 43-yard drive capped on a two-yard run by Fiorella.

The Rams responded with a 75-yard drive which ended when quarterback Julian Russell fumbled athe five-yard line.

The biggest play of this game may have been a 54-yard punt by Sean Brady with 2:26 left.

Gordon took over on its own four-yard line, and three plays later Brady intercepted a pass to seal the win.

Fiorella scored on a one yard run with 14 seconds left after the interception by Brady.

One area of concern for Gordon on this day was the passing game. Russell completed only 1-of-6 passes for 11 yards. By comparison, St Laurence Tony Craven connected on four passes for 55 yards in nine attempts.

Everybody wants to be more effective passing (the football),” admitted Jeske after the loss. “It takes so much time to get the run going and you neglect the other parts of the offense. Everybody we talked to said you would be in trouble if you fell behind. It showed today.”

Gordon will try tp regroup next week against Hales.

The Headline originally said Gordon shut out St Laurence .

Amundsen High School Football: Week 1

Amundsen suffered a 0-24 loss to the Lane Tech Indians. However, it was a non-conference game. Amundsen plays at Brother Rice, Friday at 7:30P.

Amundsen Vikings

Chicago Public Prairie State (Illini) League
Head Coach: Grant Jones
2009 Record: 4-5 (Class 6A)
2010 Official Enrollment: 1669.00

Amundsen Conference results Week 1

Amundsen Football Schedule

Kelly tops Lake View 28-6

Lake View-V-Kelly Photo Credit:Steve Stearns

Saturday afternoon Kelly took on Lake View at Lane Stadium in a game that looked to be a close contest but didn’t wind up that way.  Lake View took the lead early with a break away run, but after a failed two point conversion, it was the last time Lake View would be putting points on the board.

The game turned into a defensive struggle for the remainder of the first half but as the second half got under way, Kelly began to gain momentum that would carry them through til the final whistle.  Lake View was able to get the occasional break way on a run, but Kelly was able to keep their offense moving forward more consistently throughout the second half.  In the end, time was against Lake View and they were handed a solid defeat.

Lake View High School Football, At The Ready

The traditional end of football practice at Lake View High School. Photo Credit:Jane Rickard

Lake View High School  has their opening  football match against Thomas  Kelly High School on Saturday August 28th, Lane Tech Field at 3:00pm.

Other local schools of note:

Lane Tech will face off aganist Amundsen at Lane Stadium on Friday night  7:00pm.

Gorden Tech will battle Luther North at North Park University Holmgren Field 1:00pm on Saturday.

The weather report is clear, this looks to be a great weekend for high school football lovers!