The Oak Park and River Forest High School football team bounced back from a disappointing loss against Downers North with a 30-7 win at York on Friday, Oct. 6.

The Huskies dominated the host Dukes with a strong running game led by running backs Terrance Roundy (17 carries, 127 yards, 2 TDs) and Keith Robinson (9 carries, 87 yards, TD).

Roundy opened the scoring on a 3-yard run at 7:28 of the first quarter. Henry Darrow added the extra point to give OPRF a 7-0 lead. Roundy scored another touchdown on a 31-yard run with 7:23 left until halftime.

John Mitchell returned a punt 65 yards into the end zone, extending the OPRF lead to 20-0 with 5:25 to go until the half.

Late in the third quarter, Robinson added a 3-yard touchdown and Darrow the PAT to make the score 27-0. Darrow tacked on a 23-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter, finishing off the Huskies’ run of 30 unanswered points.

The Dukes broke up the Huskies’ bid for a shutout on a 6-yard TD run with 2:56 left in the fourth quarter.

OPRF amassed 279 yards of total offense, with 242 on the ground. Sophomore quarterback Toby Kunkel completed 7 of 10 passes for 37 yards and wide receiver Trevon Brown caught three passes for 23 yards.

Defensively, Jake Sanchez led OPRF with 8.5 tackles and Mitchell had six tackles. Miles Mollette (5 tackles, interception), Cedric Cheatham (5.5 tackles, tackle for loss) and Izaiah Ruffin (1.5 sacks).

York rushed 39 times for 97 yards (2.5 yards per carry) and allowed three sacks.

OPRF (5-2, 2-2 West Suburban Silver) hosts Glenbard West on Friday, Oct. 13. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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Marty Farmer

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