Run Stoppers: Lake Zurich cruises by Prospect

Run Stoppers: Lake Zurich cruises by Prospect

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2010
1:18 AM
By Dick Quagliano
YourSeason.com

Lake Zurich linebacker JJ Raffelson and the Bears defense kept Prospect in check in a 14-7 victory Saturday in the Class 7A playoffs in Mount Prospect.

We just kept reading our keys and going to the ball, Raffelson said. We knew we had to stop their quarterback and running back and we worked hard in practice to do that.

Lake Zurich (10-1) held Prospect to 73 yards rushing in the first half as the Bears built a 14-0 advantage.

Following a fumble recovery by Taylor Coleman at the Lake Zurich 48, the Bears marched 52 yards in nine plays. Zach Till hooked up with Mike Schnur on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make it 7-0 with 5:28 left in the first quarter.

It became 14-0 midway through the second quarter when Jacob Brinlee (21 carries, 122 yards) capped a six-play, 72-yard drive with a 15-yard run.

The first half we were able to run the ball, Brinlee said. They made some adjustments in the second half and it was much tougher.

Prospect (9-2) got back into the game on the second play of the second half. Steve Dazzo connected with Peter Bonahoom on a 75-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-7.

But the Knights couldnt put another scoring drive together from there. Prospects final two possessions ended with interceptions by Danny Minogue and Grant Soucy.

It came down to big plays here and there, Lake Zurich coach Bryan Stortz said. But our defense was able to keep them in check.

It was the final game for Prospect coach Brent Pearlman, who decided to step down as head coach.

Morning Update: Cubs play to 1-1 tie, White Sox win streak snapped

Morning Update: Cubs play to 1-1 tie, White Sox win streak snapped

Preview: Cubs open final series of year against Reds on CSN

Preview: Carlos Rodon, White Sox open final series of season vs. Twins on CSN+ 

Playing mind games, Joe Maddon fires back at Cubs players

White Sox five-game winning streak snapped with loss to Rays

Denzel Valentine a candidate for minutes at the point for Bulls

Bears: Jay Cutler goes from 'limited' in practice to 'DNP' on Thursday

What’s next for Cubs and Jason Hammel?

Erik Gustafsson knows landing roster spot with Blackhawks won’t be easy

Bears in dire need of RB Jordan Howard delivering latest rookie first-start impact

Cubs wear NFL jerseys for themed road trip

Cubs wear NFL jerseys for themed road trip

Cubs wear NFL jerseys for themed road trip

The Cubs headed to Cincinnati in style Thursday night for their final regular-season series of the season.

In what may or may not be the last themed trip of the year implemented by Joe Maddon, Cubs players sported NFL jerseys while they hit the road and some of them are unique.

Kris Bryant went old school with a retro Mike Ditka home jersey while David Ross and Pedro Strop rocked the Bo Jackson home and away Oakland Raiders jersey:

Five Cubs players wore Walter Payton jerseys to represent the Bears:

Here is the full team picture, courtesy of Ross' Twitter account:

 

Other notables: Jason Heyward in a Cam Newton jersey, Jon Lester in a Matt Ryan jersey and the Cubs rookies in cheerleader outfits. Priceless.