Barrington Fremd, Elk Grove, Prospect notch wins

EJ Darlington took the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and Barrington was off to the races Friday night, eventually notching a 41-15 nonconference win over Glenbrook South.

The Broncos (3-1) led 34-0 by halftime as Quinn Ketel scored on runs of 1 and 4 yards, Ramiro Vences added field goals of 47 and 43 yards and Jimmy Podlesnik returned an interception 36 yards for a score.

Even though the Broncos gave up points in the second half, thus halting their shutout streak, they scored once more as well as quarterback Tommy FitzPatrick went in from 1 yard out.

Barrington travels to Palatine next week for the Mid-Suburban West opener, which is also Palatine's Homecoming.

Fremd 19, Evanston 15: Fremd traveled to Evanston on Friday night for a Mid- Suburban-Central Suburban crossover game against the Wildkits.

The Vikings were in search of their second victory of the season and kept their fans on the edge of their seats with some last-minute defensive heroics.

Fremd (2-2) took its first lead of the game at 19-15 with over nine minutes to go in the fourth quarter on a Cade Cheripka 4-yard run. The 2-point conversion failed.

The Vikings traded possessions with the Wildkits and Evanston (1-3) got a final chance when it took over at its own 25-yard line with 3:03 left in the game.

Three consecutive completions put Evanston at the Fremd 8-yard line with a first-and-goal and just over a minute left in the game.

Four incomplete passes in the end zone sealed the win for Fremd.

"Iron Will is not perfect," said Fremd coach Lou Sponsel. "It is a mindset and we had to readjust it at halftime.

"We told the kids that they had to have unconditional confidence on every play of the second half and we would win this game."

Brian Hardy had 144 yards rushing for Fremd on 23 carries.

Elk Grove 42, Maine East 0: The Grens notched their first win of the season while Maine East remained winless.

Prospect 40, Highland Park 12: The Knights geared up for next week's MSL East opener against Elk Grove by winning their fourth straight without a loss.

Willowbrook 42, Leyden 7: Leyden fell to 1-3 with the West Suburban Gold loss.

Maine West 59, Wheeling 35: Maine West moved to 3-1 for the season and Wheeling fell to 0-4 in this nonconference battle.

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