HOFFMAN ESTATES — Barrington’s high-powered offense was on display again Friday night as the Broncos routed Hoffman Estates 55-14 to remain on top of the Mid-Suburban League standings.
The Broncos improved to 7-0 and 3-0 in conference play and are hitting their stride as the regular season starts to wind down. On Friday, the Broncos racked up over 450 total yards of offense and never slowed down.
“I was really proud of our guys tonight,” coach Joe Sanchez said. “I was happy with the way we played tonight and responded to situations. Our coaches really did a good job of getting us through some situations.”
Quarterback Johnny Davidson continued to add to his already impressive junior season as he finished the game with 258 yards on 14-for-17 passing with two touchdowns. Davidson once again showed his importance in the offense as he got the Broncos going early with a few key scoring drives.
The Broncos started the scoring early as Scotty Miller took a screen pass from Davidson 38 yards for a touchdown. The score came on the Broncos’ fourth offensive play of the game.
Miller proved to be too much for Hoffman Estates (3-4, 0-3). The speedy wide receiver finished with three touchdowns and 172 total yards of offense. He had a 61-yard receiving touchdown and 54-yard rushing touchdown in the first half as Barrington led 34-7 at the break.
“I’m a piece to the offense, but we have a bunch of pieces,” Miller said. “One piece doesn’t make it work, it takes all of us. We’ve been clicking all year but these last 3-4 games we have really been playing fantastic ball.”
While Barrington’s offense continued to roll, its defense shut down any offensive attack the Hawks tried to put together. Coming into the game, the defense allowed just 13 total points on the season and looked dominant again against Hoffman Estates.
“We work well with the offense, we know that we can get a stop when they need us to,” senior linebacker Jake Coon said. “If we let up a score, we know they can go down and get it back with a score. We really feed off of each others’ energy”.
With a solid defense and an offense that can put up points, Barrington is one of the top teams in the area. But there is still work to be done for the Broncos as they look to capture the MSL crown and finish undefeated.
“Defensively, people will say we played good, but that’s not good enough for us,” Miller said. “We want to pitch a shutout every single game and we are capable of that.”
The Broncos will host Palatine (5-2, 3-0) next week before closing their season at Fremd (5-2, 2-1). The outcome of the two games will determine the MSL championship.
“Our process is to go 1-0 every week and finish strong,” Coon said. “Now we shift our goal to go 1-0 against Palatine and just get one step closer.”