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LT keeps playoff hopes alive with win at York

Dukes eliminated from playoff contention after fifth loss

ELMHURST – York took the lead on the first play of the game, but Lyons Township’s up-tempo offense dominated the game after that.

The Lions romped in Elmhurst for a 42-23 win that kept their playoff hopes alive while eliminating York’s.

LT improved to 4-4 and 3-2 in the West Suburban Silver. York dropped to 3-5 and 1-4.

The Dukes took the lead on the first play from scrimmage on a trick play that went for 85 yards. It was a toss reverse that turned into a fleaflicker. Quarterback Charlie Rose hit Jeff Ostling, who made the catch and broke a tackle to go the distance.

“It was like we were kids in our back yard,” Rose said. “It was pretty fun.”

The extra point was blocked and the Lions responded by scoring on an 11-play drive to take the lead. Leonard Ross (22 carries, 91 yards, TD) scored on a 3-yard run and the Lions led the rest of the game.

LT recovered the ensuing onside kick and scored again. This time it was a 9-yard pass from Tommy Fiedler (22-for-35, 251 yards, 3 passing TDs, 1 rushing TD) to Matt Mrazek. Mrazek (8 receptions, 102 yards, 2 TDs) caught another TD on the next possession to extend the lead to 21-6 before the end of the first quarter.

“The past two weeks Marcell Kellum has been playing great for us so I think they were keying on him a lot,” Mrazek said.

LT led 28-9 at halftime and by as many as 26 in the second half.

Next week the Lions host Proviso West with the hopes of getting a playoff birth with a win. York closes out the season at Glenbard West on Saturday.

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