The Oak Park and River Forest High School football team fended off a late comeback attempt by the host Downers Grove North by intercepting a pass at the goal line as time expired to secure a 14-7 victory.
Jack Landis was the offensive star for OPRF (3-1), running for a 3-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then finding Eric Locke for a 3-yard touchdown pass in the second as the Huskies built a 14-0 lead.
Downers North quarterback Sam Reichert connected with Ethan Thulin for a 48-yard score with 3:48 remaining in the contest. After holding the Huskies on the ensuing possession, the Trojans (1-1) drove to the OPRF 31-yard line with 7 seconds left. But a false start penalty pushed the Trojans back five yards, then Reichert’s desperation heave was picked off by Locke to seal the win for the Huskies.
OPRF will face York April 16 in its home finale. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Oak Park Stadium.
Fenwick downs St. Patrick
Fenwick’s backup quarterbacks took center stage April 10 at Triton College, and the spotlight didn’t intimidate them at all.
Sophomore E.J. Hosty threw for two touchdowns while senior Nick Polston — in a wildcat role — scored two more on short rushes as the Friars (1-2) defeated host St. Patrick 31-13. The win marks Matt Battaglia’s first victory as Fenwick head coach.
The Friars host Leo April 16, with kickoff set for 7:30 at Triton College.