RIVERSIDE – It didn’t take long for Glenbard South to assert its dominance at Riverside Brookfield.
The Raiders scored on their first seven possessions and forced a running clock for the entire second half in a 49-14 win on homecoming for the Bulldogs.
Glenbard South had big first half performances from Zach Smith (12 carries for 132 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns; 1 reception for a 23-yard TD) and Alex Jeske (10-for-16, 167 yards passing, 3 TDs).
“I thought our kids came out very focused from the beginning,” said South coach Jeremy Cordell. “We always talk about getting off to a fast start and I thought we did that tonight.”
Clark Gary, Jimmy Ebbole and Jack Curtis also had first half touchdowns for the Raiders (6-0, 2-0 Metro Suburban Conference), which led 42-0 at halftime.
“We try to spread it around and have different guys get touches,” Jeske said. “The o-line did a great job protecting and opening up holes for the run game.”
The Bulldogs (0-6, 0-2 MSC) finally got on the board on a quarterback sneak from sophomore Ryan Swift. Junior Zach Paisker scored on a 3-yard run for the game’s final score.
RB was without a handful of starters for various reasons.
“Coming into it we knew it was going to be a tremendous challenge,” said RB coach Brendan Curtin. “The bottom line is I think we were just outmanned on many different levels so that’s frustrating.”
RB will try to pick up win No. 1 at Elmwood Park next Friday. Glenbard South hosts Fenton.