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Shorthanded RB can't hang with undefeated Glenbard South

Raiders win 49-14 on Bulldogs' homecoming

Glenbard South junior A.J. Gaffney rushes with the football during a game at Riverside-Brookfield on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Glenbard South junior A.J. Gaffney rushes with the football during a game at Riverside-Brookfield on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.

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.

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