South Elgin strikes fast in win over Bartlett

Rarely are games decided on the first play of the game.

This one was.

With only 18 seconds elapsed South Elgin running back Ari Kravis rambled 60 yards for a touchdown.

The Storm never looked back with a 49-7 win over Bartlett in an Upstate Eight Conference game in Bartlett.

“We played very well and the kids trusted the system,” said South Elgin coach Dragon Teonic. “We got off to a very good start. We played very well at the line of scrimmage.This is a big rivalry. We think about this game 365 days a year.”

South Elgin quarterback Kevon Brooks threw for 2 touchdowns and ran for another as the Storm (7-1) led 28-0 after one quarter. Brooks tossed a 20-yard TD pass to Frank Maculuso and a 30-yard pass to Jabari Pruitt. The Storm quarterback also scored on an 8-yard TD run.

Brooks completed 10-of-13 passes for 122 yards which included a 20-yard TD pass to Ishmael George. George caught 6 passes for 95 yards.

“It was important we got off to a good start and a 28-0 lead,” said Brooks. “This is a big game.”

With 11 players carrying the ball, the Storm ran for 282 yards on 33 carries.

South Elgin's defense held Bartlett to 66 total yards and 5 first downs.

Bartlett's only score came on a 32-yard pass from Vincent Yario to Nicholas Carlos.

With Glenbard East's 28-14 win over Glenbard South on Friday, the Storm is now in a three-way tie for first with the Rams and Raiders.

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