Warren earns fifth victory in football
What kind of a football team scores 60 points a game? Evidently a quick-striking offense. Two weeks after tallying 59 points against Libertyville, the Warren Township High School football team broke through the 60-point mark on the way to its fifth victory of the season. And the Devils (5-2) beat a North Chicago club that had tossed a shutout the week before.
Warren quarterback Andrew Nickell tossed four touchdown passes. Running back Max Sorby rushed for nearly 300 yards in the 61-38 win over the Warhawks on Friday night in Gurnee.
So what about those 61 points? This isn’t basketball, you know.
“I think it’s the first time we’ve ever done that,’’ said Warren coach Dave Mohapp.
And what about Sorby’s amazing night running the ball?
“He had some good chunks of yardage,’’ Mohapp said. “Our linemen did a good job of blocking. He had a lot of carries. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a running back do this. It was just a big offensive night.”
Sorby scored on touchdown runs of 34 and 5 yards.
Both teams had trouble stopping the other club’s offense.
At one time, the underdog Warhawks actually took a lead in Gurnee.
“North Chicago played very well offensively,’’ Mohapp said. “Their quarterback had 220 yards running. When he got in the open field he had great speed.”
Don’t worry, there was some defense in this game. It came from safety Ravon Spruill. He’s been in the news before for taking an interception back for a touchdown. Well, he did it again.
“That’s right, that’s the second one he’s had,’’ Mohapp said. “That interception was big. We had been trading scores with them.”
Quarterback Nickell had a field day against the once-potent Warhawk’s defense. Of his four touchdown passes, three went to Caleb Reams. This junior caught scoring passes of 43 and 50 yards.
“He had a nice night,’’ Mohapp said.
The fourth scoring pass went to Javon Charleston.
Sorby’s running mate in the Warren back field is Cedric Sanders. He was hobbled by an ankle injury but still managed a touchdown in the win. Add the two teams offenses together and you break into the 1,000 total yard mark.
For fans of great offense, it was a perfect night.
At 5-2, the Warren Blue Devils are eligible for the post-season. They will be clearly favored when one-game winner Mundelein visits come Friday night.
The final game of the year is against a very good Lake Forest squad.
Mundelein, despite having just one win, is improved from last year.
“They look very improved on film,’’ Mohapp said. “They have some solid schemes. They play hard. It’s like any NSC game. It will be tough.”
The Mustangs will have their hands full with Warren’s high-powered offense.
Mundelein has lost six games in a row and only once in the past six weeks have they score more than 14 points in a contest.
“We just want win No. 6,’’ Mohapp said. “It was just one of those nights on Friday. Every now and then, the offenses have a really good day.”
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