Jack Milas lost his two favorite targets from last season, but it’s safe to say the Rolling Meadows senior quarterback has found some new weapons.
Milas hooked up with Andre Campbell for 3 scores and added another touchdown toss to Matt Campbell as Meadows continued to roll with a 41-7 victory over Barrington in Mid-Suburban League crossover action at Robert A. Hoese Athletic Field on Friday night.
The Broncos failed to execute a punt on their opening possession and Jakub Szylak stopped Mike Carbonara for a loss, giving Meadows (2-0) the ball on the Broncos’ 18.
On the Mustangs’ first play from scrimmage, Milas found Andre Campbell on a quick strike down the middle, and just like that, Meadows led 7-0 just under two minutes in.
“It was a great start,” Andre Campbell said. “After the big win last week and to get started on a roll again, everyone was excited. It got our energy level up right away, and it carried on throughout the game.”
The Mustangs offense got back in gear late in the first quarter as a perfectly thrown ball down the left sideline from Milas to Matt Campbell (4 catches, 93 yards) made it 14-0.
“When they get an opportunity to strike and put people on their heels, they love to do it,” said Meadows coach Matt Mishler. “They talk about it without me even suggesting it. It’s something they thrive on.”
Andre Campbell finished with 8 catches for 111 yards, including touchdown receptions of 51 and 9 yards, the last of which made it 35-0 just two minutes into the second half.
“I knew that he had talent but what has impressed me the most about him is the way that he runs after the catch,” Mishler said. “He is a little kid and he runs like a 250-pounder, and that’s all heart.”
Barrington (0-2) was unable to move the ball consistently against Meadows’ defense with guys like Adam Pavlakis, Szylak, Raul Alba-Cortez and Mario Lucchetto providing constant pressure. Pavlakis forced a fumble that Szylak scooped up for an 11-yard touchdown early in the second quarter.
“Our front line is amazing,” Andre Campbell said. “Our opponents’ run game is a non-factor. We need to keep doing what we’re doing and we’ll be good.”
Milas finished 16-for-20 for 237 yards in only three quarters. Barrington coach Joe Sanchez was disappointed with the situations his team put themselves in, opening the door for Milas to strike.
“He may be the best quarterback we see all year,” Sanchez said. “The kid is special. There were some throws that he made tonight where the only thing that we could have done is been inside the hands of the receiver, and we were. You tip your hat off to them.”
Steven Royster (8 carries, 61 yards) got into the action with 6:22 left in the third quarter as his touchdown made it 41-0.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.