Plainfield East gets out to quick start, holds off Minooka

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THE SKINNY:

After allowing an opening drive touchdown to Minooka, Plainfield East (4-1, 2-1) scored the next 23 points, including a safety and an interception return for a score and led 23-7 after one quarter. The Bengals led 30-21 at halftime and extended their lead to 37-21 with 10:10 remaining in the game.

TURNING POINT:

Bengals senior defensive back Jordan Plantz jumped a wide receiver route for an interception and returned it twelve yards for a touchdown that extended the Plainfield East lead to 23-7 with under thirty seconds left in the first quarter.

THE STAR:

Plainfield East junior quarterback Cole Kotopka completed 19 of 37 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Kotopka also had 14 rushes for 65 yards and a score.

BY THE NUMBERS:

Plainfield East outgained Minooka (2-3, 1-2) in total offense 417-274 and the Bengals defense forced four turnovers. Minooka junior running back Nathan Gunn had 19 rushes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.

QUOTABLE:

“It all starts with our line up front but we thought that we had an advantage with our one-on-one match-ups of our wide receivers and their db’s and we took advantage of that early in the game,” Kotopka said.

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